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What's Not Revealed is Often Most Revealing

What's Not Revealed is Often Most Revealing | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Become more deeply connected to diverse people in ways that support you both by recognizing what they aren't saying, "defensive driving" to avoid conversational crashes, and getting them to ask sequential questions that reveal their underlying...
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Helen Teague's curator insight, July 11, 7:55 AM

from Barb Jemmott: " Become more deeply connected to diverse people in ways that support you both by recognizing what they aren't saying, "defensive driving" to avoid conversational crashes, and getting them to ask sequential questions that reveal their underlying..."

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Five Communication Traits That Turn People Off

Five Communication Traits That Turn People Off | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
We all fall victim to expressing ourselves in ways that alienate the very people we're trying to impress. Here are five annoying communication traits to avoid.
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How to Stop Hurting When You Feel You’ve Been Wronged

How to Stop Hurting When You Feel You’ve Been Wronged | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
We can’t avoid being wronged and we can't change the actions or perceptions of other people, but we can change how we respond to them.
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7 Ways To Get Noticed At The Office

7 Ways To Get Noticed At The Office | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
No matter what your role or where you are performing it, you can shine – anywhere.
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Downtime? 25 Alternatives to Reaching for Your Smartphone

Downtime? 25 Alternatives to Reaching for Your Smartphone | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
You may not realize it, but you’re a drug addict. The drug I’m talking about is your smartphone. You can’t deny it. The first moment you have a second free, what do you reach for? You’re waiting for the train or the bus.
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People We Love The Most Make The Worst Decisions, We Have To Remember That It Isn’t About Us

People We Love The Most Make The Worst Decisions, We Have To Remember That It Isn’t About Us | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

Do you struggle to make decisions?

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Maintaining a Personal Touch in a Wired World

Maintaining a Personal Touch in a Wired World | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Living in a wired world continues to make us lose our personal touch. Learn how to stay connected and retain your personal touch when communicating.
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donhornsby's curator insight, May 28, 5:26 AM

(From the article): I make a habit of putting my phone in my bag or a drawer when I am meeting with someone. In fact, I often won’t take the phone into the room when going to a meeting. I am the kind of person that will check my phone if it’s in front of me, which is why I remove the distraction. And if I have to take my phone into a meeting because I am waiting for something urgent, I always ensure it is on silent.

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How to Actually Keep Calm and Carry On

How to Actually Keep Calm and Carry On | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

Travis Bradberry, co-founder of TalentSmartand author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and, recently wrote a piece on how successful people stay calm.

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The Origins of Office Speak

The Origins of Office Speak | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
What corporate buzzwords reveal about the history of work
(and what a corporate-buzzword quiz reveals about you)
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How To (Nicely) Say No To An Unwanted Project

How To (Nicely) Say No To An Unwanted Project | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Saying, "Um, I don't want to," can be tricky. So next time you get a request you don't want to accept, use these scripts.
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What Expressing Gratitude Can Do To Our Happiness Will Amaze You

What Expressing Gratitude Can Do To Our Happiness Will Amaze You | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Take a look at this experiment, participants are asked to write a letter to whom they want to thank for. Then the participants are made to call them and this is what happen.
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Marianne Cloeren's curator insight, March 27, 2:04 PM

I wonder if this simple intervention might help people with chronic pain cope better.  I bet it relates to right to left neocortex shifting.

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Happiness Starts With You, Not With Your Relationships…

Happiness Starts With You, Not With Your Relationships… | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

According to the 2013 World Happiness Report,  Canada is considered the 6th happiest country in the world, and America is considered the 17th happiest country in the world.

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Two ways to listen

Two ways to listen | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
You can listen to what people say, sure.
But you will be far more effective if you listen to what people do.
       
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Don't Speak: Three Situations Where You Should Never Offer Feedback

Don't Speak: Three Situations Where You Should Never Offer Feedback | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
If you threw a rock you could hit no fewer than four thousand articles or think pieces on the value of feedback to a healthy corporate culture and another thousand or so on how managers can get better at giving feedback and employees (especially...
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5 Questions You’ll Need to Settle Workplace Disagreements

5 Questions You’ll Need to Settle Workplace Disagreements | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
A message pops up in the company chat channel: A new marketing idea “for discussion” from a colleague.
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Lisa McCarthy's curator insight, June 25, 5:28 AM

Powerful questions that can get to the "heart" of the matter.

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Signs You're Being Passive-Aggressive

Signs You're Being Passive-Aggressive | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

And how to get over it. 

 

When was the last time you did any of the following at work?

* You didn’t share your honest view on a topic, even when asked.

* You got upset with someone, but didn’t let them know why.

* You procrastinated on completing a deliverable primarily because you just didn’t see the value in it.

* You praised someone in public, but criticized them in private.

* You responded to an exchange with, “Whatever you want is fine. Just tell me what you want me to do,” when in actuality, it wasn’t fine with you.

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Tony Phillips's curator insight, June 22, 1:29 AM

An interesting article, it also highlights how quality coaching can uncover leadership obstacles.

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Do LinkedIn Endorsements Really Matter?

Do LinkedIn Endorsements Really Matter? | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Like them or not, they're worth paying attention to.
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Linda Alexander's curator insight, June 12, 7:32 AM

This is an important article for any job seeker (and the link that follows may be of interest as well).  LinkedIn is one of the primary vehicles for recruiters....

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, June 12, 6:18 PM

I agree with @donhornsby on this.  I know there are skeptics when it comes to LI endorsements but I think they are meaningful. 

Josie Gibson's curator insight, June 15, 7:25 PM

Senior executives need to take such social tools seriously, for a variety of reasons.

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WestJet Father's Day Surprise Can Make a Grown Man Cry

WestJet Father's Day Surprise Can Make a Grown Man Cry | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
WestJet gave a hardworking dad the ultimate Father's Day surprise — a reunion with his sick child.
The Canadian airline worked with the Ronald McDonald House Charities to bring the Grimard family back together.
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10 Words to Never, Ever Use to Describe Yourself

10 Words to Never, Ever Use to Describe Yourself | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
You may think these words make you sound great, but they may be doing you more harm than good.
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7 Powerful Life Lessons We Can Learn From The Writer Who Died Young – Marina Keegan

7 Powerful Life Lessons We Can Learn From The Writer Who Died Young – Marina Keegan | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Untimely death is always tragic. When the promise of tomorrow is cut short, the one who passes away leaves their loved ones to pick up the pieces of their broken hearts and try to carry on with life.
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6 Reasons Why People That Annoy You Can Make You Happy

6 Reasons Why People That Annoy You Can Make You Happy | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
I hate to admit it, but people annoy me pretty regularly. Not only strangers and acquaintances, but those dear to me, as well! What’s wrong with everyone?! That’s what I used to wonder – what’s their problem?
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donhornsby's curator insight, May 18, 5:11 AM

Now when we are in the midst of our annoyance with a co-worker, friend or even our significant other, we can simmer down and remember they are just mirroring to us what we want to change in ourselves. We rejoice knowing this “annoyance” can bring us happiness, if we choose it.

6 Reasons Why People That Annoy You Can Make You Happy 

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Want to be happy? Be grateful

Want to be happy? Be grateful | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
The one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy, says Brother David Steindl-Rast, a monk and interfaith scholar. And happiness, he suggests, is born from gratitude. An inspiring lesson in slowing down, looking where you’re going, and above all, being grateful.
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Why You Should Always Under-Promise and Over-Deliver

Why You Should Always Under-Promise and Over-Deliver | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Making promises you can keep is instrumental to helping you build and maintain any relationship in life.
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On being wrong

On being wrong | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Most of us will do anything to avoid being wrong. But what if we're wrong about that? "Wrongologist" Kathryn Schulz makes a compelling case for not just admitting but embracing our fallibility.
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Nancy Gowan's curator insight, March 28, 2:54 PM

Great thoughts... we are all wrong at some time... why hide it. embrace it

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What if You Didn’t Have to Worry About Yourself?

By Leo Babauta
Have you ever had people annoy you at work? Or maybe family members whose little habits bothered you? Have you been frustrated by a store clerk or waiter, or maybe another driver? What about frustration with your kid, or spouse?
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