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How Single-Tasking Boosts Your Productivity

How Single-Tasking Boosts Your Productivity | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

While writing this post, I had 18 tabs open. I’d like to say they were all for research, although I’m pretty sure one or two slipped down a YouTube wormhole.


Does this sound familiar?


It seems like my multi-tab madness is right in line with the status quo. We all love to have multiple tabs open at once, adding more and more as we find new articles to click and sites to visit. Pretty soon, it’s likely we’ve forgotten what we were online for in the first place.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

Overwhelmed and in need of an attention-overhaul? Might be time to approach your workflow in a new way.

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Graeme Reid's curator insight, August 13, 2014 1:49 AM

Thank goodness - the death knell on multi-tasking. Focus is the key to being effective.

Michelle Bish's curator insight, August 13, 2014 1:09 PM

I have 17 tabs open, 3 Excel, 2 Word and 2 ppt files open. And a second browser. I need some single tasking!

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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".

 

Make sure you join us on the life-long learning journey. Just click the 'follow' button at the top, right of this page to be kept up with our daily recommendations. 

 

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5 Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

5 Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Time is money.

It's the one asset that we are all given each and every day. Yet many of us find it slips away so easily.

What can you really do to make better use of your time? The solution may be easier than you think. We tend to have the mindset that we have to do more to get more, but that's not always the case. There are many different ways you can manage yourself and your time in order to approach tasks with more efficiency.

By making slight tweaks to your behavior and the way you handle responsibilities, you can actually grow your business without simultaneously expanding your workload. Here are five simple ways to work smarter, not harder.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

Try these simple tips to increase your productivity--get more done in less time.

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Try these simple tips to increase your productivity--get more done in less time.

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Try these simple tips to increase your productivity--get more done in less time.

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Try these simple tips to increase your productivity--get more done in less time.

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Want to Be Smarter and More Emotionally Intelligent, and to Laugh More? Start Reading These 10 Writers Today

Want to Be Smarter and More Emotionally Intelligent, and to Laugh More? Start Reading These 10 Writers Today | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

In turn, when we read work that affects us this way, it's natural we want to share with others. Here are 10 writers I feel have made me smarter and more emotionally intelligent, and have provided great laughs. I read them every chance I get.

1. Isabelle Roughol

With a professional blogging platform that now boasts over one million users, LinkedIn is quickly changing the publishing world as we know it. Isabelle Roughol, an international editor for LinkedIn, demonstrates one reason why.


Roughol's daily "Must Reads" column is concise, well-sourced, and very well written. She's my go-to in the morning for catching up on the day's most important news, even before The New York Times or The Wall Street Journal. A self-proclaimed Millennial, her sharp and humorous style is personable enough to speak to multiple generations.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

There are few pleasures in life that can top good reading. Through the written word we are informed, educated, entertained, inspired.

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Mikron Digital Imaging's curator insight, July 30, 11:05 AM

There are few pleasures in life that can top good reading. Through the written word we are informed, educated, entertained, inspired.

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8 Things Mentally Strong People Do Every Single Day

8 Things Mentally Strong People Do Every Single Day | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Just like people aren't born with physical strength, no one is blessed with incredible mental strength at birth. Instead, mental strength is developed over time by individuals who choose to make personal development a priority.

In addition to avoiding the things that could hold them back, mentally strong people create healthy habits that assist them in growing stronger. Here are eight things mentally strong people do every day to strengthen their mental muscles:

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The choices you make every day can help you grow stronger and become better.

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The 3-Step Plan to Accomplish More By Working Less

The 3-Step Plan to Accomplish More By Working Less | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

When you want to move up in the workplace, your first instinct might be to ask yourself, “What can I add to my plate to impress people and really prove my worth around here?”

That may seem like a smart question to ponder, but in my opinion, it’s not always the right question to start off with.

Instead, here’s a good place to start: “What can I subtract from my current workload so that I can clear away some muck, free up my time and energy, and start contributing at the highest possible level?”

In other words: “What should I be doing less of around here?”

After working as a psychologist and life coach for over 28 years--mentoring super-achievers across all kinds of industries--what I have observed, time and time again, is that the secret to success isn’t doing more. It’s doing less.

Here is a simple auditing exercise to help you critically examine your work week and decide which tasks to keep--and which you ought to delete.

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It's time to critically examine what you actually do during the week.

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