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Six Habits of Highly Grateful People

Are you bad at gratitude, just like Jeremy Adam Smith? He has some lessons for you from people who know how to say "Thanks!"
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Why Employee Development is Important

Why Employee Development is Important | Peak Performance | Scoop.it

Think of the last time you really felt personally aligned with your job or the mission of your organization. Or maybe try picturing the last time you felt both fulfilled and challenged by the projects and tasks you were charged with completing. When was the last time, if ever, you had a clear direction for career development with defined goals? Did you ever have a job where your boss met with you more than once per year to review your performance?


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How does your job stack up?

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David Hain's curator insight, July 15, 1:48 AM

CultureAmp’s answer to the question, “Do people leave managers, not companies?”

No, people are more likely to leave companies that don’t provide them with good development opportunities and leadership. Even good managers are likely to struggle to retain key employees and manage team retention rates if these things are not looked after.



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Employee development is vital to make a priority.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Decision Making

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Decision Making | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
We make hundreds, maybe thousands, of decisions everyday. From the minuscule to the huge. From “Do I wear green socks or blue?” to “Do I really need to buy that car?

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Want Peak Performance? - increase the ‘meaning quotient’ of work | McKinsey

Want Peak Performance? - increase the ‘meaning quotient’ of work | McKinsey | Peak Performance | Scoop.it

Through a few simple techniques, executives can boost workplace “MQ” and inspire employees to perform at their peak. A McKinsey Quarterly article.


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Graeme Reid's curator insight, July 6, 9:11 PM

Good article on how the create meaning in the workplace.

Lisa McCarthy's curator insight, July 7, 9:06 PM

Musicians talk about being “in the groove,” sportsmen about being “in the zone.” Can employees in the workplace experience similar performance peaks and, if so, what can top management do to encourage the mental state that brings them about?

Wally Stump's curator insight, July 19, 6:45 PM

Meaning in work is the key to engagement and high levels of performance. This article offers some tangible suggestion for creating engagement.

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4 Habits of a New Generation of Top Sales Performers

4 Habits of a New Generation of Top Sales Performers | Peak Performance | Scoop.it

Well, in my experience, the profile of the top performing salespeople is changing. And fast! As I built the HubSpot sales team over the last 6 years, I probably hired close to 200 salespeople. It amazes me, even in that short period, how the profile of the industry’s top performers has shifted. Here are four habits that today’s top performers exhibit that yesterday’s top performers did not.

 

#1: They are Data Jocks

 

Historically sales managers have taken extraordinary strides to measure the performance of their salespeople… and salespeople have avoided these tactics like the plague. “What I do cannot be measured. It is an art form.”Today’s top sales performers love the data. To them, data represents the blue print to excellence. They want to know:

 


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There are certainly a few really good points here.

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 2, 6:43 PM

What does a top performing sales person look like? Seriously. Picture him or her in your mind. How do they dress? Are they attractive? Are they eloquent speakers? What do they do in their free time?

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How to Help an Underperformer

How to Help an Underperformer | Peak Performance | Scoop.it

Don’t ignore the problem


Too often these issues go unaddressed.  “Most performance problems aren’t dealt with directly,” says Weintraub. “More often, instead of taking action, the manager will transfer the person somewhere else or let him stay put without doing anything.” This is the wrong approach. Never allow underperformance to fester on your team. It’s rare that these situations resolve themselves. It’ll just get worse. You’ll become more and more irritated and that’s going to show and make the person uncomfortable,” says Manzoni. If you have an issue, take steps toward solving it as soon as possible.

 


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A great article worth practical ways to improve performance. ALL managers should be coached to do this type of thing.

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, June 23, 7:37 PM

As a manager, you can’t accept underperformance. It’s frustrating, time-consuming, and it can demoralize the other people on your team. But what do you do about an employee who isn’t performing up to snuff? How do you help turn around the problematic behavior? And how long do you let it go on before you cut your losses?

Frank J. Papotto, Ph.D.'s curator insight, June 24, 12:36 PM

The assumption often is that poor performance is  result of some problem with the performer, but it would be wise to examine the circumstances closely because is it a common bias for people to attribute others failures to them and de-emphasize the situation factors that may be contributing.   Compounding this, we as managers often are biased in seeing our own success as the result of our efforts and failures as a result of happenstance and not our shortcomings— making it still harder for us to see how we might contribute to others' poor performance. 

Jill Miller, SPHR's curator insight, June 26, 6:39 PM

It's tempting to delay dealing with under performers, but they rarely improve on their own. This article provides actionable advice that works in the real world. 

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The Emotion That Boosts Self-Control and Saves You Money — PsyBlog

The Emotion That Boosts Self-Control and Saves You Money — PsyBlog | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
We have a new ally in the struggle to resist temptation.
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How can I bring a little more grateful moments today?

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The psychology of your future self

The psychology of your future self | Peak Performance | 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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No time like the present!

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donhornsby's curator insight, June 8, 6:53 AM

Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they're finished.

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. 

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How To Make The Perfect First Impression (According To Science)

How To Make The Perfect First Impression (According To Science) | Peak Performance | Scoop.it

Can we really judge a book by its cover? When it comes to making snap judgments about others, it turns out, we may be pretty good at doing just that.

 

We've all heard the truism, "You only make one first impression." It's true -- and these impressions may be more powerful than we would imagine.

 

Our brains take in a huge number of verbal and non-verbal cues almost instantaneously when we meet someone (or just look at a photo of them) to calculate powerful impressions that are often as accurate as the impressions we form over longer periods of time.


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, June 2, 7:06 AM

How to make the perfect first impression (according to science).

Graeme Reid's curator insight, June 3, 2:21 AM

Creating trust in the first meeting is so important - let the other person feel understood.

Michael Binzer's curator insight, June 4, 5:15 AM

First impressions DO matter. Interested in tips?

 

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3 Priorities for Leaders Who Want to Go Beyond Command-and-Control

3 Priorities for Leaders Who Want to Go Beyond Command-and-Control | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
It’s cliché to say that “command and control” leadership is no longer relevant in most organizational contexts. But — especially in large, global, diverse organizations — what should it be replaced with?

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Forgiveness: The Wonderful Psychological Perks — PsyBlog

Forgiveness: The Wonderful Psychological Perks — PsyBlog | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
Studies show that being forgiving benefits mental and physical health.
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Don’t Waste Words On People Who Deserve Your Silence

Don’t Waste Words On People Who Deserve Your Silence | Peak Performance | Scoop.it

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donhornsby's curator insight, May 20, 8:25 AM

Don’t waste words on people who deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all.

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Great words @Barb Jemmott
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How Multitasking Slows Your Brain & Kills Your Productivity

How Multitasking Slows Your Brain & Kills Your Productivity | Peak Performance | Scoop.it

It wasn’t long ago when people were consistently praised for multitasking– the parent who, in one night, juggles children’s homework, their own professional work, the laundry, and spinning classes. Or the ultra-connected marketing manager who, in an hour, answers 10 emails, works on a sales pitch, grabs a coffee, and books a plane ticket for a trade show. Both sound like veritable productivity masters. But the mental toll caused by multitasking has been proven to far outweigh peoples’ ability to simultaneously juggle tasks.

 

Multitasking, in fact, is multifaceted. The term can be defined as performing two or more tasks at the same time, or constantly switching from one thing to another. It can also be described as performing numerous tasks in rapid succession– like sending a tweet, then writing an email, then making a call, then checking your messages, then finishing your presentation. Sound familiar?


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Heidi Babcock's curator insight, May 14, 1:29 PM

There is no perfect balance, only balanc-ing!

 

Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, May 14, 5:02 PM

I would not be so "black or white" on this... For sure, in some specific moment, we definitely  need to focus and avoid any kind of distractions, then we should avoid multitasking. But, to be fair, these kind of moments, requiring our full attention, are not so frequent in a regular day. We are all able to identify those and isolate ourselves (if not possible within the 2 coming minutes, then schedule some time later on to do so, cf. the famous 2 minutes rule)


In the other hand, multitasking is very close to the way your brain work. It allows you to make connections, relate different things together, mix them and at the end breaking through, while focus only on 1 thing might lead you to a dead end. 


 As often, it is question and balance and knowing him/herself wheel enough to be able to adopt the quite behavior at the right time.

4twenty2's curator insight, May 15, 4:51 AM

Wow .... We have all been taught multi-tasking is the way forward - Men are often derided for their lack of ability in this department and now it seems they have been better at getting the job done all along!  

 

This quote really hit hole "trying to focus on one or more tasks at a time actually reduces your productivity by a whopping 40%. It’s equivalent to missing one night of sleep and has two-times more effect on your brain than smoking marijuana"  No wonder after a day of multitasking we feel exhausted -  a rethink on time management is needed!

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10 TED Talks on How Leaders Inspire Others - George Ambler

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

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


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Why Your Life Needs A Mission Statement

Why Your Life Needs A Mission Statement | Peak Performance | 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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I love it!

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, July 11, 7:28 PM

How aligning your values with a mission statement can have powerful results.

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.

Graeme Reid's curator insight, July 14, 7:27 PM

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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10 Ways Gratitude Can Change Your Life & 4 Step Gratitude Plan — PsyBlog

10 Ways Gratitude Can Change Your Life & 4 Step Gratitude Plan — PsyBlog | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
Gratitude can motivate others, increase self-control, build social ties and more…plus 4-step gratitude plan
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7 Myths About The Brain You Thought Were True - YouTube

Blow your mind with these brain myths! Check out GE Reports: http://invent.ge/1r0kSnG SUBSCRIBE! It's Free: http://bit.ly/10kWnZ7 ---Links to follow us below...
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I love science!

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25 Common Phrases Everyone Thinks Are Correct

25 Common Phrases Everyone Thinks Are Correct | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
You may be using these phrases wrong.

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I hear them all the time. Too funny!

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jamadots_internet's curator insight, July 16, 8:25 AM

If you've been using these phrases wrong, it's probably because you have 'old timer's disease'.

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Signs You're Being Passive-Aggressive

Signs You're Being Passive-Aggressive | Peak Performance | Scoop.it

And how to get over it. 

 

When was the last time you did any of the following at work?

* You didn’t share your honest view on a topic, even when asked.

* You got upset with someone, but didn’t let them know why.

* You procrastinated on completing a deliverable primarily because you just didn’t see the value in it.

* You praised someone in public, but criticized them in private.

* You responded to an exchange with, “Whatever you want is fine. Just tell me what you want me to do,” when in actuality, it wasn’t fine with you.


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Becoming a purpose-driven Leader

Becoming a purpose-driven Leader | Peak Performance | Scoop.it

What separates the best leaders from the rest? What do they have that trumps up their success? Is it knowledge? Motivation? Money?


Great leadership begins on the inside of every person. It begins with discovering our life’s purpose!



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Give me a great why and I will run with you

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Eric Chan Wei Chiang's curator insight, June 15, 3:55 AM

It is important to remember that ambition is a choice. Success cannot be forced upon those who do not seek it. Great leaders must choose to lead on their own accord.

 

Check out Talent Today, a really good tool for self-discovery:

https://www.talentoday.com/

Graeme Reid's curator insight, June 16, 7:55 PM

If you are not fired up and energised about something you deeply care about, then people will not follow you.

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The fiction of memory

The fiction of memory | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
Psychologist Elizabeth Loftus studies memories. More precisely, she studies false memories, when people either remember things that didn't happen or remember them differently from the way they really were. It's more common than you might think, and Loftus shares some startling stories and statistics, and raises some important ethical questions we should all remember to consider.
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Learning about Learning: 3 Insights

Learning about Learning: 3 Insights | Peak Performance | Scoop.it

Three simple yet powerful insights about what effective learning entails can help managers team with trainers to unlock each individual’s potential for higher performance.


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, June 2, 7:15 AM

3 insights that can help managers unlock each individual’s potential for higher performance.

Carolyn Williams's curator insight, June 6, 4:36 AM

Forever learning

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In Life Never Forget These Important Things: Home, Time And Heartbeats

In Life Never Forget These Important Things: Home, Time And Heartbeats | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
In life never forget these important things:
One, that home is not a place, but a feeling. Two, that time is not measured by a clock, but by moments. And three, that heartbeats are not heard, but felt and shared.

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5 Habits of People With Remarkable Willpower

5 Habits of People With Remarkable Willpower | Peak Performance | Scoop.it

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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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.

Graeme Reid's curator insight, May 20, 8:06 PM

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

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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) | Peak Performance | 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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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.

Graeme Reid's curator insight, May 15, 8:20 PM

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.

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

Find your passion and you will find success!

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▶ Science Of Persuasion - YouTube

For more visit our blog at www.insideinfluence.com Animation describing the Universal Principles of Persuasion based on the research of Dr. Robert Cialdini, ...

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David Ednie's curator insight, January 26, 3:28 AM

Are you using the 6 universal shortcuts that people use when making decisions to maximise your persuasion power?

Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, April 24, 9:29 AM

add your insight...



Graeme Reid's curator insight, April 27, 8:43 PM

Great animation on the science of persuasion.