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Multitasking Damages Your Brain And Career, New Studies Suggest

Multitasking Damages Your Brain And Career, New Studies Suggest | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

You’ve likely heard that multitasking is problematic, but new studies show that it kills your performance and may even damage your brain.

 

A Special Skill?


But what if some people have a special gift for multitasking? The Stanford researchers compared groups of people based on their tendency to multitask and their belief that it helps their performance. They found that heavy multitaskers—those who multitask a lot and feel that it boosts their performance—were actually worse at multitasking than those who like to do a single thing at a time.


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Graeme Reid's insight:

Multitasking in meetings and other social settings indicates low self- and social-awareness, two emotional intelligence (EQ) skills that are critical to success at work.

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The Learning Factor's curator insight, October 8, 2014 7:44 PM

People who are regularly bombarded with several streams of electronic information cannot pay attention, recall information, or switch from one job to another as well as those who complete one task at a time.

Aaron Curtis's curator insight, October 9, 2014 9:08 AM

Well I have to say this would be a home run. Throughout high school, my jobs and even college, I have noticed that multitasking has become somewhat of an acquired trait. This article speaks on some key points that relate not only to PR practitioners, but aims towards students as well. Staying focus on one task at a given moment can help reduce the "noise" in your head; Keeping that in mind, working on one project at a time also provides you with a window for a more accurate end result

 

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The Neuroscience Of Effective Leadership

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What do you get when you cross your grandmother’s advice with the latest research in neuroscience?

 

According to Eric J. McNulty, this unlikely intersection holds the key to being a good leader. As the director of research at the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, McNulty is often asked to recommend the latest and greatest reads on leadership. What he’s discovered is that books on brain science serve up sage insights more often than the traditional title penned from the corner office. He’s also observed that scientific research on the brain reveals what his grandma knew all along.


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Graeme Reid's insight:

Sometimes we just try to over-think issues.  Give your brain a rest and more often than not a clear decision will emerge.

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Brian Martin's curator insight, January 24, 2014 8:52 AM

I always new the essence of effective leadership could be found in the wisdom of my Grandmother's advice.

 

Peg Wright's curator insight, January 26, 2014 11:04 AM

Effective leadership is a combination of common sense, patience and emotional iq. Similar to things you learn in kindergarten. My favorite McNulty thought is the one on Let me sit with that for a bit. Just because you aren’t doing something, it doesn’t mean that your brain isn’t working.

Jibra'el Jb's curator insight, January 26, 2014 10:23 PM

my classmate's step-aunt makes $72 /hour on the computer . She has been without work for eight months but last month her check was $21514 just working on the computer for a few hours. pop over here..

www.yujobs.com

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Why You Need To Feed Your Brain Different Experiences

Why You Need To Feed Your Brain Different Experiences | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
You wouldn't eat one food all the time, so why do you spend all of your workday in front of a screen?

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Encapsulated in the phrase - ''Variety is the spice of life".

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Leslie Kelsey's curator insight, August 6, 2014 1:13 PM

Cognitive Diversity - we all need it! 

Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, August 7, 2014 12:15 AM

Good ideas - cognitive diversity to keep  our brain in shape

54321ignition's curator insight, August 7, 2014 7:39 AM

Yes, I'd recommend parachuting to everyone afraid of heights! It cured mine.