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8 Easy Bodily Actions That Transform Mental Performance

8 Easy Bodily Actions That Transform Mental Performance | motivation | Scoop.it
Jump for joy, confuse for creativity, relax for better decisions, open up for pain tolerance and more...

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21 Ways to Motivate Yourself

21 Ways to Motivate Yourself | motivation | Scoop.it

You'd like to think you are going to be just as motivated and enthusiastic on Day 1,672 of work as you were when you first began.

 

But sometimes we can all use a bit of help to keep going.

 

In the face of the inevitable obstacles you are going to encounter, here are ideas that have worked for me, my friends who run both entrepreneurial and micro businesses, and others I talked to.

 

1. Necessity.  This one is incredibly underrated which is why I put it first. You have bills that have to be paid and employees who are counting on you. If those two things won't keep you going, I don't know what will.

 


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 27, 7:52 PM

Surely a few ideas on this list will work for you.

Protek Cnc Technology's curator insight, July 28, 4:07 AM

Self efficacy, brain performance and motivation.

What are you doing to improve your way to work?

And your life approach?

Empower yourself... by the heart!

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Why Your Life Needs A Mission Statement

Why Your Life Needs A Mission Statement | motivation | Scoop.it

The same strategies used to create a business plan can tell you if you're on the right track in your career and personal life.


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How can I tell you if you are heading in the right direction if you don’t where you are headed.

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John Michel's curator insight, July 12, 1:53 AM

Finding joy in your career and life means knowing what you’re passions are. If you have trouble coming up with your list of passions, think about the best experiences you’ve had, what you do when you’re procrastinating, or what you daydream about.

Tony Phillips's curator insight, July 15, 9:33 PM

I love it!

Dixie Binford's curator insight, July 24, 9:28 AM

Good guidelines for school leadership in coaching/mentoring staff.

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The psychology of your future self

The psychology of your future self | motivation | Scoop.it
"Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they're finished." Dan Gilbert shares recent research on a phenomenon he calls the "end of history illusion," where we somehow imagine that the person we are right now is the person we'll be for the rest of time. Hint: that's not the case.

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Paul Linger's curator insight, June 8, 11:53 AM

Learn but move  on, everyday

Pavel Barta's curator insight, June 9, 4:53 AM

The change is the only constant in the universe. 

Tony Phillips's curator insight, June 11, 7:02 AM

No time like the present!

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Simon Sinek: Why good leaders make you feel safe

What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests, it's someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a circle of trust. But creating trust and safety...

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How many leaders create trust and safety in their organisation?

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Pavel Barta's curator insight, May 20, 8:30 AM
Trust, Safety, Leadership, Productivity
Pavel Barta's curator insight, May 20, 8:38 AM

Trust

Peace Overtures's curator insight, May 21, 9:11 AM

Love in business? Heart-counts instead of head-counts? What would the world be like if this style of leadership was the norm?

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10 TED Talks on How Leaders Inspire Others - George Ambler

10 TED Talks on How Leaders Inspire Others - George Ambler | motivation | Scoop.it

Some of the best TED talks on how leaders inspire and motivate others.


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Lead at your best - "..unwire and rewire from the inside.." | McKinsey & Company

Lead at your best - "..unwire and rewire from the inside.." | McKinsey & Company | motivation | Scoop.it
Five simple exercises can help you recognize, and start to shift, the mind-sets that limit your potential as a leader. A McKinsey Quarterly article.

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These are five simple exercises, but can be very difficult to perform - as with anything you want to improve you need to practise.

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Andrew Man's curator insight, April 5, 3:23 AM

mindsets that shifts your leadership output

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10 Genuine Ways Anyone Can Be Exceptionally Charming

10 Genuine Ways Anyone Can Be Exceptionally Charming | motivation | Scoop.it

Sure, everyone knows blunt, impolite, and even rude people who are somehow extremely successful. 

 

But since we're all more likely to do business and build professional and personal relationships with people we like, we're naturally drawn to people who are polite, modest, agreeable, kind. In short, people who are charming.


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, April 2, 4:26 PM

10 genuine ways to be exceptionally charming.

Mary Flatt's curator insight, April 3, 9:37 AM

Making meaningful connections requires thoughtful interactions with people you meet,  but a lot of it is essentially being courteous and interested in others!   It is not complicated but for some of us who are less outgoing,  it does require some energy.  Think in terms of being nice. 

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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 | motivation | 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, 5:04 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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How to Give the Speech of a Lifetime

How to Give the Speech of a Lifetime | motivation | Scoop.it

Eighteen minutes or less. That's the length of a riveting bedtime story; John F. Kennedy's inaugural speech; and the ultimate TED talk.


At 18 minutes, your pitch or presentation can deliver the impact, critical message, and enough information to influence your audience and leave a lasting impression. According to best-selling author and communication coach Carmine Gallo, creativity thrives under constraints, and a shorter presentation will elicit the strongest reaction from your audience. Just as we've learned to create intrigue with just enough information to capture our audience in 140 characters or less on Twitter, confining your information to the constraints of an 18-minute presentation will promote creativity and deliver loads of impact.


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, March 4, 6:25 PM

Looking to give a killer presentation? Keep it to 18 minutes or less. Then follow these simple guidelines.

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How the Best Places to Work are Nailing Employee Engagement

How the Best Places to Work are Nailing Employee Engagement | motivation | Scoop.it

ome good examples of how companies are engagingResearch shows four out of 10 workers are disengaged globally. In the U.S., the situation is worse. According to the latest State of the American Workplace Report, 70 percent of U.S. workers don’t like their job, creating an environment where many workers are emotionally disconnected from their workplace and less [...]


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Some good examples of how some companies are dealing with employee engagement.  Some of the best answers are straight forward - recognition, open communication, integrity.

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Margaret Driscoll, Learning Organization Librarian's curator insight, February 7, 10:34 AM

They understand what employees are thinking.

They create an intentional culture.

They demonstrate appreciation for contributions big and small.

They support career path development.

They engage in social interactions outside work.

They know how to communicate the organization’s stories.


Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, March 5, 9:11 AM

Several hidden gems in here for engagement in any industry.  Determine to try one or two for your workplace - even if you only have volunteers who assist you.

Ali Anani's curator insight, March 6, 12:50 AM

When Engagement is missing as evidenced by 70 percent of U.S. workers don’t like their job, creating an environment where many workers are emotionally disconnected from their workplace and less...what you do?

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15 TED Talks That Will Change Your Life

15 TED Talks That Will Change Your Life | motivation | Scoop.it
Feel like getting inspired, motivated or just looking for a feel-good cry? Look no further.
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Change Your Story, Change Your Organization

Change Your Story, Change Your Organization | motivation | Scoop.it
When an organization's story begins to change, people can feel confused or frustrated. Peggy Holman explains 5 roles that help transition to the new story.

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Interesting view of change.

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donhornsby's curator insight, February 12, 10:05 AM

Have you ever gone back to somewhere familiar only to discover it is no longer what you expected? Wave riders help us understand the changing story, and make a mindset shift from who we were to who we are, and even to glimpse who we are becoming. They make visible the differences that matter, inspiring us with possibilities, assuring us with enduring values, and naming what’s emerging. By doing so, they bring something new into being.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 12, 2:13 PM

There are some great analogies in the article. Change can be intimidating. When people are included in helping plan the change and given voice, it makes a difference. I think the five roles would be beneficial in that way. There are people within organizations who can be the midwives or wave surfers.

 

Quite often, it is not the change I resist. It is the way indoctrination, prescribed, and mandated way it is done. Then to make matters worse, I am given some book about how I need to change my behaviour about and towards change. When I look back at this kind of change, I find little has changed. Most of what happened is superficial.

Dr. Jose Lepervanche Net's curator insight, February 13, 9:48 AM

You better learn to change you, the people around you, the organization and the technology that support all of the above. 

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Cultivating Collective Mindfulness: The Leader’s New Work

Cultivating Collective Mindfulness: The Leader’s New Work | motivation | Scoop.it

The reality is that we—all of us, not just the financial elite—are the collective sleepwalkers. How do we wake up? Why is it that, across so many major systems, we collectively create results that nobody wants? Nobody wants to increase environmental destruction, poverty, cultural ADHD, or suicide. Yet we keep doing it. Why do we collectively recreate these patterns?


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A great thought-provoking article.  I get the sense that we are beginning to wake up to our realities of diminishing resources, lack of purpose, unhappiness etc - what is needed is a catalyst to speed up the rate of change.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 7, 1:13 PM

I agree. We need to shift from personal mindfulness to collective mindfulness. This will be not be easy work.

Don Cloud's curator insight, February 10, 8:44 PM

True leadership mindfulness ... transitioning from "me" to "we"!

Rim Riahi's curator insight, February 19, 11:00 PM

The reality is that we—all of us, not just the financial elite—are the collective sleepwalkers. How do we wake up? Why is it that, across so many major systems, we collectively create results that nobody wants? Nobody wants to increase environmental destruction, poverty, cultural ADHD, or suicide. Yet we keep doing it. Why do we collectively recreate these patterns?

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Leadership Is a Contact Sport: Think | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog

Leadership Is a Contact Sport: Think | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog | motivation | Scoop.it
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Ask, Listen and then think before you respond, especially when angry or upset.

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GROW to Coach Performance

GROW to Coach Performance | motivation | Scoop.it
GROW - a framework to coach performance, by asking insightful questions and actively listening to help individuals choose the best options available.

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5 Habits of People With Remarkable Willpower

Willpower is not something you either have or you don't.


Sure, some people may be more self-disciplined than you. Some people may be better at resisting temptation than you. But that's probably not because they were born with some certain special something inside them--instead, they've found ways to store up their willpower and use it when it really matters.


They have remarkable willpower not because they have more of it, but because they've learned how to best use what they have.


Here's how you can, too.


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Some good tips to work on your willpower - remove temptation and reduce your choices.

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David Hain's curator insight, May 20, 1:30 AM

Be clear about what is important and foc us your willpower on that.

4twenty2's curator insight, May 20, 4:31 AM

Willpower - its all about getting the hardest things out of the way when you are at your mental peak, keeping in mind your long term goals and taking breaks to refuel your sugar levels.  Doing all these things will help you have the stamina to tackle the hardest of tasks without resorting to "I'll start tomorrow" 

donhornsby's curator insight, May 20, 8:30 AM

(From the article): Create reminders of long-term goals. You want to build a bigger company, but when you're mentally tired, it's easy to rationalize doing less than your best. You want to lose weight, but when you're mentally tired, it's easy to rationalize that you'll start tomorrow. You want to better engage with your employees, but when you're mentally tired, it's easy to rationalize that you really need to work on that proposal instead.

 

Mental fatigue makes you take the easy way out--even though the easy way takes you the wrong way.

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Find Your Passion and True Happiness Will Come - Part 1 (with Worksheet)

Find Your Passion and True Happiness Will Come - Part 1 (with Worksheet) | motivation | Scoop.it

Can you be successful and not be happy? Can you be wealthy, fit, drive the best car, have a great marriage and family, and still not be happy and feel you have not fulfilled your passion?

 

In the daily grind of life, we often lose touch with who we are and what gives us ‘life’.

 

Our life becomes mundane, boring and the ‘same old same old’.  What our heart longs for is passion to make us feel alive, have purpose and feel invigorated.

 

But what is passion?


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It is not always easy to identify your true passions, but the process of trying to re-connect with what really enthuses you is extremely worthwhile.

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, May 14, 7:10 PM

Passion is a powerful internal force. Use this worksheet to find your passion.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 14, 7:42 PM

The integration of compassion and passion are important to finding the joy and happiness we seek. I taught and thrived in the classroom when the two were inextricably intertwined.

Coach Adrean's curator insight, May 21, 11:49 PM

Find your passion and you will find success!

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How To Motivate People - 4 Steps Backed By Science

How To Motivate People - 4 Steps Backed By Science | motivation | Scoop.it

Employees, spouses, kids — what does it take to get people motivated so you don’t have to nag them?

 

Motivation is powerful. It predicts success better than intelligence, ability, or salary.


So what does research and expert insight have to say about how to motivate people? Here are 4 tips that can get employees, spouses and kids to try harder.


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Understanding what motivates people is the first step in really engaging people.

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, April 6, 4:30 PM

What does research and expert insight have to say about how to motivate people? Here are 4 tips that can get employees, spouses and kids to try harder.

Kellie Grasman's curator insight, April 7, 9:20 AM

Motivation?

Tony Phillips's curator insight, April 9, 8:42 PM

Understanding what drives yourself and others is the key to progress and influence.

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How Your MBTI Personality Type Can Affect Your Career Choices

How Your MBTI Personality Type Can Affect Your Career Choices | motivation | Scoop.it

Developed in the 1960s by mother daughter pair, Katherine Cook Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myer, the Myer-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is based on theories by prominent psychologist, Dr Carl Gustav Jung. Each year, more than 1.5 million MBTI personality tests are conducted across different individuals to help them explore various goals.

 

It’s usually employed by companies such as Ernst & Young to assess the job-fit of a potential candidate, improve their communications with their colleagues and to enhance team unity in an organization. This is achieved by increasing one’s self-awareness of his or her strengths and weaknesses through personality type identification.


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, April 1, 2:16 AM

Here's how your MBTI Personality Type can affect your career choices.

Lee Werrell's curator insight, April 4, 4:41 AM

Ever had a need to remember the Myers-Briggs categories? Forgot your notes on it from that session sooo long ago?

Here's a quick reference for you that's fine and spookily close to the truth for many people.

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How To Create A Workplace People Love Coming To

How To Create A Workplace People Love Coming To | motivation | Scoop.it

od Glassdoor recently announced their sixth annual Employees' Choice Awards, which uses employee ratings to determine the top 50 places to work. Here's...


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Employee engagement and motivation are some of the biggest challenges facing organisations today. 

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Jerry Busone's curator insight, April 3, 8:20 AM

Key to engagement and enhanced productivity...

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 9, 8:31 PM

People do matter and feel they are heard when they go to a place they love to go to. When this happens, they trust people they work with.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 28, 1:34 PM

For the first 15 years of my teaching career, I loved to go to work. It actually was not work. For the last 5-7 years, I had to make sure that the bosses I worked for did not deny me the love of what I did. Healthy relationships are at the heart of work. It is rarely about money and perks.

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50 Great Coaching Questions

50 Great Coaching Questions | motivation | Scoop.it

One of the key skills to being an effective coach is learning how to ask the right questions. 


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donhornsby's curator insight, March 17, 11:32 AM

A great resource of 50 questions to help one start on a path of effectiveness and improvement.  

 

(From the article):  A few of the questions...

 

1. What must you accomplish in the next 12 months?

2. What would you like to focus on today?

3. What’s important to you at the moment?

4. What are you working on at the moment?

5. What challenges are you struggling with at the moment? 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 17, 1:33 PM

The first question is tough without asking the other questions which follow it. Planning for next week is hard, but knowing what we want now makes it more workable.

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How to Be a Better Coach, According to Neuroscience

How to Be a Better Coach, According to Neuroscience | motivation | Scoop.it

Sure, running a business is about maximizing the bottom line, but few entrepreneurs care only about the dollars and cents. For most, going into work every day is also about making the world a slightly better place and helping your team get better at what they do.

 

In other words, most business owners aspire to be not just managers but coaches.

 

How do you learn to be a great coach?


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Rather than focussing on what isn't working take a more positive approach and focus on where people want to get to.  The results are more rewarding all round.

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, March 3, 5:35 PM

A new study finds that great coaches don't focus on finding and fixing their team's weaknesses. They do this instead.

Dave Wood's curator insight, March 7, 3:52 PM

The research shows that focusing on the desired future lights up the visual cortex ( amongst others).  Visual coaching is a great vehicle to build on this. 

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How Thinking Works: 10 Brilliant Cognitive Psychology Studies Everyone Should Know — PsyBlog

How Thinking Works: 10 Brilliant Cognitive Psychology Studies Everyone Should Know — PsyBlog | motivation | Scoop.it
How experts think, the power of framing, the miracle of attention, the weird world of cognitive biases and more…

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Help your team succeed with these 4 leadership tips

Help your team succeed with these 4 leadership tips | motivation | Scoop.it
When we get wrapped up in the quicksand of daily tasks, deadlines and meetings, we often forget to value the most essential aspect of our company: the ...

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Simple, but true.

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Employee Commitment: A Recipe for Peak Performance | Switch and Shift

Employee Commitment: A Recipe for Peak Performance | Switch and Shift | motivation | Scoop.it
Today, employees demand trust and respect. They want their input solicited, their strengths utilized, and their contributions valued. Furthermore, every employee should be given the opportunity to reach his or her full potential.

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Organisations that truly build employee commitment will be those that flourish.  Relacing a culture of fear of losing your job with that of commitment and passion will transform the workplace.

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John Michel's curator insight, January 19, 1:27 PM

Employees of this new breed want to work for an organization they can feel proud of.

Don Cloud's curator insight, January 28, 8:22 PM

"Commitment" ... the difference between "having a job" and "making a living".  Ask yourself, are you committed to making a living?  How have you setup and developed your people so they can make a living?

MyKLogica's curator insight, February 13, 11:54 AM

El compromiso da alas a la organización. Aquellas organizaciones que consiguen el compromiso de sus colaboradores tienen menores costes de no calidad, mejores productividades y una mayor rentabilidad, además de cómo incide en el clima ... las recetas son sencillas y, bajo mi perspectiva, de puro sentido común, otra cuestión es que vayan por vías diferentes a cómo estamos acostumbrados.