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The Rise of the New Groupthink

The Rise of the New Groupthink | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Collaboration is in. But it may not be conducive to creativity. SOLITUDE is out of fashion. Our companies, our schools and our culture are in thrall to an idea I call the New Groupthink, which holds that creativity and achievement come from an oddly gregarious place. Most of us now work in teams, in offices without walls, for managers who prize people skills above all. Lone geniuses are out. Collaboration is in. 
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Dale Carnegie wins friends in a digital age

Dale Carnegie wins friends in a digital age | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Dale Carnegie's "How to Win Friends and Influence People" (published by Simon and Schuster, a CBS company) has been around for generations. But what's REALLY interesting is that now it's been updated for the digital age. Not bad for an author who got his start early in the last century. Richard Schlesinger of "48 Hours" has his story:
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Is Your Mindset Secretly Making You Miserable? Here’s How to Fix It

Is Your Mindset Secretly Making You Miserable? Here’s How to Fix It | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Is your mindset secretly ruining your life?And if so, is there a way to fix it?Michael Jordan wasn’t considered the best basketball player of all time when he was starting out. In fact, he was cut from his varsity team when he was a sophomore.
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Just Because

Just Because | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
These trees grow in the forest near Gryfino, Poland.
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The 5 Biggest Productivity Questions Answered…by You

The 5 Biggest Productivity Questions Answered…by You | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
You’re here because you want to get tips, tricks and insights on how to amp up your productivity or discover how you can “hack” your life.
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Your Top 10 Clutter Questions, Answered

Decluttering is a skill that you learn with practice, just like any skill. And just like other skills, there are many little questions and problems you need answered and solved as you get started.

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Apple Temporarily Stops Selling iPhone 4S in China to Protect Store Employees

Apple Temporarily Stops Selling iPhone 4S in China to Protect Store Employees | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

Apple stores in China have temporarily stopped selling the iPhone 4S to protect store employees and customers, the New York Times reports.
The iPhone 4S was scheduled to hit the Chinese market on Jan. 13.

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My Pinterest Board

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I'm using Pinterest, an online pinboard to collect and share what inspires you. Check it out!

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How to Clean Up Your Social Permissions Quickly and Easily

How to Clean Up Your Social Permissions Quickly and Easily | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

Start 2012 by Taking 2 Minutes to Clean Your Apps Permissions

 

Try guessing how many apps have permissions to access your private information... Now click the icons and get ready for a surprise!

 

Obviously many of us are very involved in the online world. We have Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Instagram and the list goes on. Over the course of time, we have given authorization to specific apps (applications) which plug into our various social media platforms. Things like Hootsuite, iPad, Twitter apps for Facebook etc. In fact, we probably don't even remember what we have authorized over the time we have been involved with social media! I think you are going to be stunned when you see how many apps have access to your private information! It is time to clean up your information act

 

Quick video tutorial on how you can clean up your social media applications in about 2 minutes!


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Is your Facebook profile hurting you?

Your profile may be doing more harm than good to your reputation...
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Master the Art of Listening and Watch All Your Relationships Thrive

Master the Art of Listening and Watch All Your Relationships Thrive | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
No wonder listening is an undervalued art. Research shows that we speak at a rate of about 125 words per minute, yet we have the capacity to listen to approximately 400 words per minute. So what are we doing with that extra space in our minds when someone else is talking? Are we really listening?
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The Top 5 Regrets In Life By Those About to Die

The Top 5 Regrets In Life By Those About to Die | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
To all my readers out there, sorry to bring down the mood on this one, but I believe this post you are about to read will be a life changing article in the way that you see your life and how you are living it at the moment.
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Five Rules to Live By

Five Rules to Live By | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Words to live by?
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The Job Search and Confidentiality [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Job Search and Confidentiality [INFOGRAPHIC] | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
We know that social media is a huge part of the modern job search. But being active on social media also can prevent you from searching stealthily.
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Are You Making These 7 Productivity Mistakes?

Are You Making These 7 Productivity Mistakes? | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
You want to get things done. You're keen to be efficient and effective. "Productivity" is your favorite word – and you're working really hard at it.
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Life as a Conscious Practice

When we learn a martial art, or ballet, or gymnastics, or soccer … we consciously practice movements in a deliberate way, repeatedly. By conscious, repeated practice, we become good at those movements. Our entire lives are like this, but we’re often less conscious of the practice. Each day, we repeat movements, thought patterns, ways of interacting with others … and in this repeated practice, we are becoming (or have already become) good at these things. If you constantly check Facebook or Twitter, that is practice, and you are forming that habit, though it’s usually not with too much awareness.
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New Year, Shining You: 10 Ways to Polish Your Personal Brand

New Year, Shining You: 10 Ways to Polish Your Personal Brand | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
1. Master Your Story
Look at your life as a highlight reel. Connect the dots from the best moments from start until now.
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Seth's Blog: Your voice will give you away

Seth's Blog: Your voice will give you away | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
It's extremely difficult to read a speech and sound as if you mean it. For most of us, when reading, posture changes, the throat tightens and people can tell. Reading is different from speaking, and a different sort of attention...
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How Massive Action Can Cause Epic Failure

How Massive Action Can Cause Epic Failure | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
There comes a point where you just become dissatisfied with something in your life.
Maybe it’s that growing spare tire that hangs over your belt. Maybe it’s that cluttered desk that’s quickly becoming a quagmire of misplaced objects.
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Words With Friends Helps Save Man’s Life

Words With Friends Helps Save Man’s Life | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Addictive scrabble game Words With Friends helped save the life of an Australian man with heart problems, reports Ozarks First.
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Amazon's Send to Kindle App Makes Sending Documents to Your Kindle as Easy as Right-Clicking

Amazon's Send to Kindle App Makes Sending Documents to Your Kindle as Easy as Right-Clicking | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

Amazon's new Send to Kindle utility is a shell extension that allows you to quickly send one or multiple documents to your Kindle device or library to read on your ereader, or just for safe keeping.

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The secret to finding time to read

The secret to finding time to read | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Indulging in a real page-turner can teach you how to make books a part of your life...
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Seth's Blog: One option is to struggle to be heard whenever you're in the room...

Seth's Blog: One option is to struggle to be heard whenever you're in the room... | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Another is to be the sort of person who is missed when you're not. The first involves making noise. The second involves making a difference.
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Clearing Your Life for a New Year

Post written by Leo Babauta.
Every January, people rush out and get a gym membership, set a list of goals or resolutions, and get ready to take on a new year of frenetic activity.
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Stereotype Debunked: Women Buy More Technology Than Men

Stereotype Debunked: Women Buy More Technology Than Men | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Women are more likely than men to purchase tablets, laptops and smartphones, according to a new study.
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