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25 Ways to Be Good for Someone Else (Be the Positivity You Want to Feel)

25 Ways to Be Good for Someone Else (Be the Positivity You Want to Feel) | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

by Lori Deschene

 

“Don’t wait for people to be friendly. Show them how.” ~Unknown

 

When I was a teenager—right around the time I knew everything—my mother used to tell me I only remembered the bad things.

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How to Manage Common Productivity Traps for Improved Productivity

How to Manage Common Productivity Traps for Improved Productivity | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
The simplest way to improve our productivity is to avoid the most common productivity traps and put better processes into place.
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Speaking Strategies: 5 Tips to Power Up Your Presentation

Speaking Strategies: 5 Tips to Power Up Your Presentation | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Quite often when you are listening to a speaker, teacher or seminar leader, you are thinking to yourself that this person is either a really good presenter or a boring one.
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The Worst Tech Predictions of All Time: Scientific American

The Worst Tech Predictions of All Time: Scientific American | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

Plus, flawed forecasts about Apple's certain demise and the poor prognostication skills of Bill Gates 

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How to Spend the First and Last 10 Minutes of a Day

How to Spend the First and Last 10 Minutes of a Day | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Make it a habit to spend a time EVERY DAY planning your day and wrapping up your day. Begin your day with a plan and end your day with a recap.
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Seth's Blog: The TED imperatives

Seth's Blog: The TED imperatives | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

Be interested.

Be generous.

Be interesting.

Connect.

 

In that order. If all you can do is repeat cocktail party banalities about yourself, don't come. If all you're hoping for is to get more than you give, the annual event is not worth your time. If you're not confident enough to share what you're afraid of and what's not working, you're cheating yourself (and us)

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Incredible Photographs of Jellyfish

Incredible Photographs of Jellyfish | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
In 2007, Russian underwater photographer Alexander Semenov graduated from Lomonosov’s Moscow State University in the department of Zoology. He specialized in the study of invertebrate animals, with an emphasis on squid brains.
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6 Phrases You Should Never Say Again

6 Phrases You Should Never Say Again | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Love catchy business speak? Before your next meeting or presentation, make sure you aren't guilty of one of these useless (& annoying) verbal tics.
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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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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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How to become a great communicator

How to become a great communicator | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

When it comes to your career, there's no way to overstate the importance of your ability to communicate. It doesn't matter if you're in engineering, finance, HR, marketing, manufacturing or IT. If you hope to get anywhere in life, you've got to be able to present your ideas in a way that connects with people.

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Fear: Why We Can’t “Just Be”

Fear: Why We Can’t “Just Be” | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
We are busier than ever. Technology is leading us down the road of being able to be busy wherever we go and at any time. It’s a constant stream of information that comes in, is processed in some way, and then goes out.
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Save your laptop battery: Read documents on your Kindle (all models)

Save your laptop battery: Read documents on your Kindle (all models) | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

Need to review a document while you're on the go? The time-tested way to do this is to read it on your laptop, but that's increasingly out of step with today's modern lifestyle. Perhaps you want to save your laptop's battery for something that's really important, or maybe you're not even carrying a laptop at all. No worries: It's now a snap to copy virtually any kind of document -- from Word to Excel to PowerPoint to an AutoCAD drawing file -- to your Kindle.

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Woman fired for working during lunch wins court battle

Woman fired for working during lunch wins court battle | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Growing up on the South Side, Sharon Smiley was taught by her father that success comes from hard work, and he demonstrated that truth over 47 years as a railroad worker. 

But when Smiley put that principle into practice, she was fired -- for the first time in her life -- from a receptionist job she had held for a decade.

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"No" is the New "Yes": Four Practices to Reprioritize Your Life

"No" is the New "Yes":  Four Practices to Reprioritize Your Life | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
I was sitting with the CEO and senior team of a well-respected organization. One at a time, they told me they spend their long days either in back-to-back meetings, responding to email, or putting out fires.
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The Story Behind Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream"

I first published this blog a year ago in honor of MLK.  So many people have remarked on it that I've decided to republish it today, with minor modifications, once again in honor of the 20th century's greatest orator.
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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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