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How to be More Productive? Multitasking Paradox and Attention Deficit

How to be More Productive? Multitasking Paradox and Attention Deficit | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it


What is one of the invaluable things today that everyone strives for to get from you? To my mind, it is your Attention..  Commercials aimed to get attention of consumers, governments – for voters, international authorities etc, businesses – for stakeholders etc..

“The more I allow myself to be seduced by distraction, the more distractible I become”.  Tony Schwartz, President and CEO of The Energy Project.


It is getting more and more difficult to grant longer attention to the issues or hobbies you’d prefer to do. Still we need somehow to cope to keep afloat. And moreover, we don’t need only to cope, but to time-manage, prioritise, and be on top of the follow-up.


Thus, we usually decide and/or are forced to multitask as a solution. Multitasking is a very well promoted skill as one that saves time and logically will lead to more productivity. However, the recent study by Harvard Business Review revealed directly the opposite, so-called ‘The Multitasking Paradox’.

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Multitasking and Attention Deficit Trait This is continuation of the series on Networking, Priorities, Data.   What is one of the invaluable things?

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Hand Selected Stories To Keep You On The Leading Edge

Hand Selected Stories To Keep You On The Leading Edge | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Let us help you stay connected, educated and networked by filtering some of the most interesting and relevant business content for you. Right here, we become your personal content curator, putting you in touch with the hottest, most interesting and most valuable business resources from around the world.


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Each day we aim to deliver an outstanding learning experience to our training participants - services which strengthen skills, enlighten minds and empower the spirits of managers and employees. In turn, we know this will help their employers to prosper and grow and employees will say, "we have great managers in this company and I am going to give 100% to support them and their vision".

 

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Five Things Every CEO Must Do in the Next Era of Globalization

Five Things Every CEO Must Do in the Next Era of Globalization | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

The huge wave of globalization that took place over the last two decades has come to an end. The big winners are those companies that have established a significant international footprint—especially in emerging markets—pulling ahead of companies with a regional or domestic focus. Over the last decade, Volkswagen, the German automaker, has increased its annual revenues by an average of 10.5 percent, whereas Peugeot, its French rival, has seen revenues grow by an average of only 2.5 percent. Likewise, Procter & Gamble, the U.S. consumer giant, has enjoyed average annual growth rates of 7.6 percent, twice the 3.1 percent average achieved by Clorox, one of its regionally focused U.S. competitors. And, in the oil-field services industry, two rivals have taken divergent paths, with the more global Schlumberger recording an average annual growth rate of 16 percent, compared with 8.6 percent for Halliburton.

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To succeed in today's more complex phase of globalization, CEOs must ask themselves not if their companies should go global but how they can do so in a way that works for the long term.

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The Anatomy of a Perfect Sales Presentation

The Anatomy of a Perfect Sales Presentation | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Businesses and individuals are pitched all-year-long by folks who just have one goal: close the sale, no matter what. To do that, they walk in, ask stupid questions, while trying to sell themselves. They make a sales presentation and extensively use the world “we” to talk about their company, products and so on. It’s often about them, and rarely about us. What happens next is predictable: we – the clients – politely say “we’ll be in touch”, run away, and never come back.

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Take a look at this infographic on the Anatomy of a perfect sales presentation.

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Elías Manuel Sánchez Castañeda's curator insight, January 21, 6:13 PM

We all need to gain acceptance to our ideas and / or services and / or products, so we need to improve our competencies (knowledge, skills, attitudes and values) to sell.

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Hiring for Cultural Fit at the Top

Hiring for Cultural Fit at the Top | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it
Bringing a new C-level executive on board is always fraught with risk: Any misstep can be expensive and embarrassing. As a result, companies may play it safe by looking for someone with just the right CV or perhaps a recent stint at a high-flying competitor. Who does the board like? What will the analysts think?

The challenge has become even more daunting as an increasing number of companies use their culture as a point of differentiation and strategic advantage. Look, for example, at the companies that have embraced the concept of “creating shared value” or “conscious capitalism.” These “higher ambition” firms pursue a stakeholder-centric approach to business, which makes it difficult to find a stellar candidate to fill a top role. The right person must possess industry credentials and embrace a fundamentally different conception of the role of business in society.
Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

When hiring be certain that your culture is what you’ve been saying it is.

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Professor Tamara P. Williams's curator insight, January 21, 8:42 PM
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Decoding Leadership: What Really Matters

Decoding Leadership: What Really Matters | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

You read that right. Want to know what traits set strong leaders apart from weak leaders? New research from McKinsey shows that just four behaviors account for almost all of the distance between the effective and the inept:


  • Being supportive
  • Operating with a strong results orientation
  • Seeking different perspectives
  • Solving problems effectively


In a survey of 189,000 people in 81 organizations around the world, the firm found that these four traits were typically displayed by leaders at companies ranked within the top quartile of McKinsey's Organizational Health Index.

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New research suggests that the secret to developing effective leaders is to encourage four types of behavior.


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Scott H Jamison's curator insight, January 18, 10:43 PM

One key to running a sports related business, or any business for that matter, is strong leadership.  This article discusses what the author believes are the keys to strong leadership

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Successful Executives Change Jobs 3 Times Throughout Their Career

Successful Executives Change Jobs 3 Times Throughout Their Career | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

In recent years, leaders’ roles have become more complex due to globalization, rapid technology changes and increasingly competitive organizational environments. This requires managers to develop a “complicated understanding” of the business environment by seeking out and learning from diverse experiences. In this vein, adaptability, defined as the ability to work effectively in a variety of situations and with a variety of individuals, is perhaps the most crucial competency for todays’ executives’ career success.

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A study recently published by top ranked European business school, IESE, revealed that the most adaptable and successful executives change job position three times throughout their careers, spending eight years in each position.

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EventumDesign's curator insight, January 15, 9:58 AM

añada su visión .En los últimos años, los roles de los líderes se han vuelto más compleja debido a la globalización, los cambios tecnológicos rápidos y entornos organizativos cada vez más competitivos. Esto requiere que los gerentes para desarrollar un "entendimiento complicado" del ambiente de negocios buscando y aprendiendo de experiencias diversas. En este orden de ideas, capacidad de adaptación, que se define como la capacidad de trabajar con eficacia en una variedad de situaciones y con una variedad de individuos, es tal vez la competencia más importante para el éxito profesional de hoy 'ejecutivos'...

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How to Turn your Dreams into Actions

How to Turn your Dreams into Actions | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

The author has created a Google Drive template of every worksheet in this article — complete with digital sticky notes.

All are free to use. Simply click on the links in the image captions and it will take you to the respective template.

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Use these free worksheets to turn your dreams into actions.
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What Customers Want: The future of retail in a digital world

What Customers Want: The future of retail in a digital world | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it
When it comes to retail innovation one thing remains constant – customers are continuing to look for convenience, choice, value and an enjoyable shopping experience.

While the department store, discount chain, mall, and big box center may no longer be the most convenient way to shop it doesn’t mean the end of these retail models.

But for those retail pioneers from earlier eras that fail to recognize how digital technology has changed shopper expectations and experiences – such as Sears, JCPenny, Best Buy, Circuit City, Barnes & Noble, Dominick’s Grocery Stores and others – it’s time to adapt, revamp or die.
Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

Knowing what the customer wants has always been the key to successful retailing.

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When it comes to retail innovation one thing remains constant – customers are continuing to look for convenience, choice, value and an enjoyable shopping experience.