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Why Most Leaders Need to Shut-up & Listen

Why Most Leaders Need to Shut-up & Listen | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
image credit: nimble While some may be impressed with how well you speak, the right people will be impressed with how well you listen. Great leaders are great listeners, and therefore my message today is a simple one - talk less and listen more.
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3 Ways To Deal With A No-Win Situation

3 Ways To Deal With A No-Win Situation | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
If you're a Star Trek aficionado, then not only have you heard of the "Kobayashi Maru Scenario" but you can recount it easily to others.

For those of you who may not be familiar with it, the Kobayashi Maru Scenario is a no-win situation cadets encounter at the series' Starfleet Academy. In it, the cadet is in command of the Federation ship, responsible for rescuing another Federation vessel (the Kobayashi Maru) from attacking Klingon Warbirds. If the cadet chooses not to save the ship in distress, it will be destroyed with all hands. However, if he goes to the ship's aid, he will precipitate an all-out war with the Klingons. Furthermore, if the cadet attempts the rescue mission, he not only finds himself being unsuccessful in saving the Kobayashi Maru but he and his crew end up dying in the attempt.
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Quit: Do It Now | Psychology Today

Quit: Do It Now | Psychology Today | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
How to know when it's time to throw in the towel. By Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. A few years ago I was - like some of you reading this - overextended, overworked, and deeply unhappy about it. I was a young psychology professor desperately seeking tenure, with two toddlers at home and a husband whose work kept him away for days at a time. I exercised once a week on a good week, rarely saw my friends or extended family, and couldn't remember the last time I'd read a book that wasn't about statistics.
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Simpler Thinking: 5 Powerful Habits That Work For Me

Simpler Thinking: 5 Powerful Habits That Work For Me | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

”Chi Wen Tzu always thought three times before taking action. Twice would have been quite enough.” Confucius


“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the Now the primary focus of your life.” Eckhart Tolle


One of my biggest problems used to be that I thought too much. I overthought any little problem until it became a bigger and scarier thing in my mind. I overthought positive things until they didn’t seem to be that positive anymore. I overanalyzed and deconstructed things until the happiness that comes from just being in a moment and enjoying it fell apart.


This locked me into analysis paralysis. Little action was taken. Opportunities were rarely used. Life stood still and felt confining. And when I took action I tended to overanalyze things. That lead to more nervousness, second-guessing and me performing worse when I was doing whatever I was doing.


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Positive fantasies hurt real-world success

Positive fantasies hurt real-world success | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Research shows the more you visualize having accomplished a goal, the less likely you are to achieve it...
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Google Celebrates Charles Dickens’s 200th Birthday

Google Celebrates Charles Dickens’s 200th Birthday | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the 200th birthday of writer Charles Dickens.
Born on Feb. 7 1812 in Landport, England, Charles John Huffam Dickens grew in tough, working-class conditions.
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The Thousand Cuts Fitness Program

Post written by Leo Babauta.
I’ve trained for marathons, triathlons, 10Ks, a 13.5-hour challenge, Ubanathlons, and more. But my favorite fitness program isn’t one where you train for a major event.
It’s where you get fit by a thousand little actions.
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Kindle 4 – Is It Amazon’s Ace In The Hole?

Kindle 4 – Is It Amazon’s Ace In The Hole? | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Kindle 4 - Cinderella Or Secret Weapon? Are you a book lover who just wants a light, small and inexpensive ebook reader to (guess what) read books on? If so, then the new entry level Kindle 4 might be the perfect solution for you.
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Meetings Are Stand-Up Jobs

Meetings Are Stand-Up Jobs | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Stand-up meetings are part of a fast-moving tech culture in which sitting has become synonymous with sloth.
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» Going Through a Difficult Time? How Positive Emotions Can Help You Cope

» Going Through a Difficult Time? How Positive Emotions Can Help You Cope | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
We all go through difficult moments in life. These may be ongoing, persistent challenges we face on a daily basis, or more unexpected set-backs that throw us off course.
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Are You Proactive or Reactive?

Are You Proactive or Reactive? | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
“If you’re proactive, you don’t have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.
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The Two-Headed Beast of Successful Habit Change

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Tyler Tervooren of Advanced Riskology.
I used to have a lot of bad habits. I still do, but I used to have a lot more. Here’s just a small sampling:
I woke up late and went to bed early.
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12 Most Wipe-it-Out Tips I Learned on the way to Inbox Zero | 12 Most

12 Most Wipe-it-Out Tips I Learned on the way to Inbox Zero | 12 Most | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Mark Pack brings 12 Most Wipe-it-Out Tips I Learned on the way to Inbox Zero.
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5 Tips to Help You Keep Your Promises

5 Tips to Help You Keep Your Promises | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
 We make commitments to others and ourselves all the time. The question is: Do we keep them?
When we fail to keep a promise, it communicates to the other person that we don’t value him or her.
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How to Reboot Yourself

How to Reboot Yourself | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Just like a computer, sometimes we need to give ourselves a reboot to get back to optimum productivity. Here's how you can do it.
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The 29 Most BIZARRE Economic Indicators In The World

The 29 Most BIZARRE Economic Indicators In The World | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Some are quite eye-catching.(RT @DashBurst: The 29 Most BIZARRE Economic Indicators In The World http://t.co/NrZH4xdw...)...
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People Are Awesome: Man Embarks on Year of Random Kindnesses - News - GOOD

People Are Awesome: Man Embarks on Year of Random Kindnesses - News - GOOD | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Ryan Garcia is cleaning snow off cars, donating to charity, and befriending veterans one day at a time in pursuit of a better world.
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Thinking about work/life balance? Maybe it’s about time

Thinking about work/life balance? Maybe it’s about time | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Success in managing our time has less to do with the tools available to us, such as “to do lists”, than it has to do with achieving daily balance in our lives. If we are not in balance to begin with, we are likely to sabotage our success. And here is the downside when we fail to achieve balance over the long term in what I regard as the seven vital areas of life: 
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15 of the Most Popular Pictures on Pinterest

15 of the Most Popular Pictures on Pinterest | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Here are 15 of the most popular pictures on Pinterest -- all of which have raked in more than 15,000 re-pins each...
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3 Simple Steps to Turn Failure into Success

3 Simple Steps to Turn Failure into Success | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
When we handle them well, failures don’t feel so final; they feel like a twist on a path of exploration.
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How to Avoid Panic in Presentations: Coping with Questions

How to Avoid Panic in Presentations: Coping with Questions | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
I’m sure you’ve felt it: the horror at the end of a presentation (which, let’s face it, can be a bit of a trauma in its own right) when you ask the following:
“Any questions?
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4 Things You Didn't Know You Could Put on Your Resume

4 Things You Didn't Know You Could Put on Your Resume | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
You sit down to craft your resume, write that first draft—and it still feels empty. When you’ve had only one job or just a handful of college internships, how are you supposed to show off your personality and set yourself apart?
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