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Some people find that minimizing technological distractions helps them focus on themselves and the outside world.
What comes after the revolution in personal tech? The low tech movement. Have you already discovered, that in the end, it doesn't matter what tool you use to jot down your latest idea, but how thorough your thinking is? It is not about the latest Getting-Things-Done-App, but that you get things done. And deep relationships are requiring focus and dialogue, and not continuous-partial-attention.R
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What's the one resource you can't borrow invest or recover Time. Lessons on guarding yours by Warren Buffett Peter Drucker Charles Dickens Reddit CEO...
Creators have to create, not sitting in a meeting, not pleasing others, just creating. So value your time as your scarcest ressource.
Eight years ago, when I was just starting my coaching practice, I was thrilled to win a large, lucrative contract with an international advertising agency.
Everybody experiences some disappointment during a career. Good tipps, how to deal with it and come back stronger than before.
Naomi Karten shares some common signs of a doomed project. The early signs of a project in trouble include a lack of interest, chronically poor communications, a no-bad-news environment, and people attending meetings but not paying attention.
Your stakeholders don’t attend meetings, developers leave the project, or questions keep arising about daily expenses or resource allocations? These are good signs, that your project is doomed.
If you want to develop your personal early warning system to detect wether your project could enter into a downwards spiral, you find exciting ideas in this article.
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One of my favorite chapters in To Sell is Human is Chapter 7 -- titled Pitch. In those pages, I describe research from Kimberly Elsbach of the University of
Everyone has to sell regularly: yourself, your vision, your project. Daniel Pink summarizes his best pitches in a 5 minute video. Good solutions in it!
Sports greats use these methods to focus on boring tasks without procrastinating, here's how you can too.Get the latest blog articles on business ideas...
Ever lost your focus? These are 4 proven strategies from superstar athletes to gain a super focus:
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An interesting pattern begins to emerge when you look at which issues leaders seem to struggle with clearly identifying as areas of weakness or risk within their organization.
Consider them Blind Spots – those unseen things that create danger that we don’t react to until too late. Excelling at never being blind to these issues will clearly make the difference between being average and being great in your career.
In this post, we’ll take a look at an easy yet powerful form of meditation, that you can use to destress in a matter of minutes.
Zu viele Meetings? Oder ineffektive Meetings? Oder die falsche Gesprächsform? Wertvolle Hinweise zur Wahl der geeigneten Kommunikationsform.
Reading, writing and Mathematics aren't enough to survive in this Digital Age. Here you find a ton full of excellent resources to leverage your skills
Habits are behaviors wired so deeply in our brains that we perform them automatically. This allows you to follow the same route to work every day without thinking about it, liberating your brain to ponder other things, such as what to make for dinner. However, the brain's executive command center does not completely relinquish control of habitual behavior
Knowledge workers now comprise 40% of the American workforce. According to Morgan Stanley economist, Stephen Roach, knowledge workers are the most rapidly growing segment of white-collar employment. Within the last seven years knowledge worker employment growth has averaged 3.5% per year making their productivity vital to the competiveness of both organizations and the country.
It is only within the last 10 years that much of the growth in knowledge workers has occurred. This has left most managers unprepared for interacting with this new kind of worker. The contrasts outlined above, show that managing a knowledge worker needs to be very different from the command and control method of management that most organizations currently employ. Not only does command and control not improve knowledge worker productivity, it too often does the opposite - it makes knowledge workers less productive.
Mixing social media and job duties can be a win-win—or not. How professionals who cultivate their own online identity may pose a challenge for their companies, bosses and co-workers.
The Wall Street Journal discusses the benefits of an employee's personal brand versus potential conflicts for the companies brand or intellectual property issues.
Motivation advice for people who can't stand positive thinking.
Best hint to overcome procrastination: "Give up on yourself. Don't try to stop being “a procrastinator” or ” a lazy person”. It is distracting waste of time; what mattered is action. “Go ahead and be the best imperfect person you can be, and get started on those things you want to accomplish before you die.” Don’t worry about getting motivated."
Known for decades as a shoe company, Nike is undergoing a digital revolution. In recent years, it's launched everything from apps that are standard issue on the iPhone to wearable devices to web services.
In a ever changing world, companies have to change quick and disrupt the market. Core competencies, once the must have, are becoming now the new chain around the neck.The same applies to professionals. Once hired for their specialist knowledge, now in an opportunistic search and sought for their ability to change and adapt.
Time to unlearn!
Was mich in letzter Zeit sehr fasziniert, sind all diese Infografiken, die uns auf wenig Platz viel Information zu allen möglichen Wissensgebieten liefern. Ich denke immer wieder darüber nach, für ...
Visuell kommuniziert es sich leichter und schneller. Das ist das Erfolgsgeheimnis der Infografiken. Was machen, wenn man schnell einen Sachverhalt verständlich machen muss, und die Zeit nicht ausreicht, einen Infografiker (Designer spezialisiert auf Informationsdesign) zu beauftragen und diese gemeinsam zu entwickeln. Das Toolblog bietet eine gute Zusammenstellung von Werkzeugen, die helfen können, die anschaulichen Bilder selber zu produzieren.
Christakis has done important work on "contagion" in social networks and in this talk (transcript or video) touches on the interdisciplinary study of cooperation that I've been talking about for ten years. -- Howard
"Incidentally, related to that, it's not just that a biological hurricane is approaching the social sciences. Social sciences are generating questions that biologists are becoming interested in. One of my favorite examples of this is cooperation. This is a topic that social scientists have been interested in for a very long time, and evolutionary biologists as well. But now this is drilling down even to the cellular or molecular level, and people are beginning to ask questions about how sub-organismic biological entities “cooperate,” and what does it mean for biology?"
Sony Ericsson wants everyone to share what they have (content-wise) through the company's Creation software.
I have learned about the LEAN Meeting approach in a presentation by Jim Benson at the LEAN Kanban CE Conference. Since then, I have practiced it in every meeting, and I'm very happy about the focus and clarity it brings to my meetings. Give it a try.
We all know that risk management is supposed to manage risks. But people often understand very different things when they use the word “risk”. One way to solve this problem would be to insist that everyone uses the definitions found in risk standards and guidelines. These definitions have usually been produced by groups of experts who work hard to be clear, to say what they mean and to mean what they say. Unfortunately most people ignore official definitions when they manage risk in practice. Instead they rely on their own ideas about risk which are often limited or misleading. This in turn can reduce the effectiveness of the risk process and stop it delivering the full range of potential value.
Santa Fe Institute will be launching a series of MOOCs (Massive Open On-line Courses), covering the field of complex systems science.
In this ten-week course, you'll learn about the tools used by complex systems scientists to understand, and sometimes to control, complex systems. The topics you'll learn about include dynamics, chaos, fractals, information theory, computation theory, evolution and adaptation, agent-based modeling, and networks. You’ll also get a sense of how these topics fit together to help explain how complexity arises and evolves in nature, society, and technology.
All successful project come in phases, and since human beings follow patterns, these phases are pretty universal. Everyone, at some phase, goes through obstacles, finds mentors, etc., so knowing the phases ahead of time can be extremely helpful.