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Why Your Life Needs A Mission Statement

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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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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.

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

Good guidelines for school leadership in coaching/mentoring staff.

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Passion Versus Ambition

Passion Versus Ambition | Peak Performance | Scoop.it

One of our Fellows recently asked whether we thought the “titans of modern industry”—the Rockefellers, Carnegies, and JP Morgans—were passionate or not. What about Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg? It is almost impossible to answer that question without having direct knowledge of an individual—such figures have moved into the realm of mythology and even their own accounts of their actions and motivations were written under the veil of looking backward over a successful career. But the Fellow’s underlying question is more relevant: Why does passion matter? If we were to say that such leaders and influencers may or may not have had passion, as we define it, then who cares about passion?


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, December 3, 4:09 AM

While ambition and drive are sufficient in a world that is predictable, they are not enough in a world of constant change and disruption.

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2 Life-Changing Lessons No One Ever Taught You | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog

2 Life-Changing Lessons No One Ever Taught You | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog | Peak Performance | Scoop.it

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Graeme Reid's curator insight, November 18, 7:02 PM

Can you see in yourself what others see in you, or do you see in others what you don’t see in yourself? Learn to listen and reflect on others feedback.

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Thought For The Day: Don’t Let Someone Who Has Done Nothing Tell You…

Thought For The Day: Don’t Let Someone Who Has Done Nothing Tell You… | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
Don't let someone who has done nothing tell you how to do anything.

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Diet Tip: The Unexpected Effect of Comfort Food on Bad Moods — PsyBlog

Diet Tip: The Unexpected Effect of Comfort Food on Bad Moods — PsyBlog | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
81% of people believed comfort foods improve a low mood, but are they correct?
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5 Justifiable Ways Great Leaders Are Ruthless in Business

5 Justifiable Ways Great Leaders Are Ruthless in Business | Peak Performance | Scoop.it

It's often said that even the most respected leaders are considered by many to be ruthless, even brutal at times. Of course, often when leaders are perceived as merciless, that hard perception belongs to those who did not deserve any mercy.

 

Great leaders have to be tough and decisive. Often their decisions will displease many, but they can't effectively lead if every decision is the result of democracy or consensus. This is the difficult path for the leader. It's easy to stay popular when you appease everyone, but rarely will that drive a large organization to success. They must make the best decision taking all the needs and wants into account. Ultimately, they have to lead the way or step aside.

 

Here are five ways a leader must be uncompromising and perhaps ruthless in order to benefit a loyal following. See if you have the strength to be tough when needed.


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Maibritt S. Andersen's curator insight, October 27, 8:20 AM

Auh yea girl, it's all inside of you....

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How to Learn Better: Evidence for Well-Known But Little-Used Technique — PsyBlog

How to Learn Better: Evidence for Well-Known But Little-Used Technique — PsyBlog | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
The powerful effect of the right kind of learning technique.
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Getting People to Believe in Something They Can’t Yet Imagine

Getting People to Believe in Something They Can’t Yet Imagine | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
What would you do if you had a working prototype of a revolutionary tablet computer that was receiving rave reviews well before Apple came out with its iPad? Cancel further funding for the project in favor of developing an updated version of an existing company product? In hindsight that seems crazy, but it’s exactly what Microsoft did with its prototype “Courier” tablet.

Similar fates often befall innovations within large companies. It is not enough to come up with next great idea. To turn that idea into a reality you have to influence people and gain their support. You must do that in the face of vast forces arrayed against innovation within an established organization, which include inertia, resistance to change, fear of failure, financial disincentives, and the tendency of people and organizations to favor what has worked in the past. Then there’s what might be the biggest hurdle of all, people’s inability to envision something that is truly different.

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, October 12, 4:10 PM

Leaders can, and often do, try to make corporate cultures more receptive to innovation.

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This is How Exercise Protects You From Stress-Induced Depression — PsyBlog

This is How Exercise Protects You From Stress-Induced Depression — PsyBlog | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
New study reveals how exercise helps the body remove toxic substances linked to depression.
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It has been noted that managers and CEO's that run are more successful in their roles. This is a great new study that adds some evidence to those correlations.

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Graeme Reid's curator insight, October 8, 8:03 PM

Another study which highlights the importance of exercise in your daily routine.

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The Secret to Raising A Well-Behaved Teen — PsyBlog

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This is a vital cause of low mood, poor health and lacklustre learning in teenagers.
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The Healthiest Way to Deal With Memories of a Traumatic Childhood — PsyBlog

The Healthiest Way to Deal With Memories of a Traumatic Childhood — PsyBlog | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
Two-thirds of Americans report one or more adverse childhood experiences.
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4 Ways To Help Your Team Adapt To Change

4 Ways To Help Your Team Adapt To Change | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
The rate of change in business today is astronomic—and only increasing in speed. Moreover, the degrees of change that any single team or company experiences have a systemic impact upon the supporting and functional areas of that organization.

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donhornsby's curator insight, September 3, 8:02 AM

(From the article): Become project based. Contrary to popular belief, expecting one person to know and do everything is not ideal. To maximize a team’s output, it is critical to identify the right person with the right contextual knowledge of the subject at hand so that he or she can take that project and run with it. However, doing so creates a shift in the balance of power as the team’s focus morphs from being leader-centric to performance-centric—a paradigm not welcomed by all.

 

Whether it’s apparent or not, teamwork is how business gets done.   Without the collective interests and efforts to execute corporate strategy, progress—and therefore, performance—becomes limited. Even if you work solely in data and metrics and your best friend seems to be the computer, you must still report to somebody out of a common objective that binds the company: long-term success.

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Coaching v mentoring: what works best for teachers?

Coaching v mentoring: what works best for teachers? | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
Teacher Andrew Jones explains the difference between coaching and mentoring, and how they suit different professional development needs

 

Coaching, on the other hand, consists of peer-to-peer discussions that provide the person being coached with objective feedback on their strengths and weaknesses in areas chosen by them. While discussion is led by the coach, they ask questions that allow the professional seeking advice to reflect on their practice and set their own goals for improvement. This is the opposite of mentoring as the coach does not evaluate, judge or set targets, and the person being coached is in full control of the discussion.


Unlike mentoring, coaching also gives the recipient more say on the direction of their professional development and encourages them to take more ownership of their CPD.


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/

 


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june holley's curator insight, August 12, 7:47 AM

This is a distinction that is important for developing network leaders.

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 13, 10:46 AM

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Sandrine Delage (Borgé)'s curator insight, August 14, 3:06 AM

Les termes de coaching et mentoring sont souvent utilisés et je n'avais pas vraiment réfléchi à la différence des deux approches. Si elles se basent toutes deux sur des échanges informels, elles ont un périmètre et des objectifs différents très bien expliqués dans l'article.

 

Cela va m'aider dans le mentoring que j'effectue autour du digital, activité que j'ai acceptée sant trop connaître les principes.

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Five Simple Ways To Bring Out The Best In Others

Five Simple Ways To Bring Out The Best In Others | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
Do your best, and you might have a nice little career. Bring out the best in others, and you can change the world. Do the math - to accomplish anything significant, you have to involve other people.

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Marianne Cloeren's curator insight, August 5, 8:22 AM

This line caught my interest - is there a way to communicate this to injured employees who are getting stuck in disability thinking? "With persistence, you can communicate two critical lessons: you have talent burning inside you, and you can bring it out if you are willing to put in sufficient effort."  How do we help patients see the way out of bad situations, especially when it seems the systems conspire to keep them stuck?

Helen Teague's curator insight, August 5, 12:14 PM

Smiling while I read this post...thanks Barb for the original scoop!

Graeme Reid's curator insight, August 6, 10:51 PM

Bring out the best in others, and you can change the world.

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How To Use Music To Boost Athletic Performance — PsyBlog

How To Use Music To Boost Athletic Performance — PsyBlog | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
Research reveals which types of music improve which types of athletic performance.
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Three Ways To Fight Disease With Your Mind — PsyBlog

Three Ways To Fight Disease With Your Mind — PsyBlog | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
Three psychological approaches which improve health at the cellular level.
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I love science!

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The Teenage Opportunity

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A new book argues that America’s approach to raising adolescents is a mix of misunderstanding and contradiction.
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An Executive Coach Explains How To Master Office Politics To Rise Through The Ranks

An Executive Coach Explains How To Master Office Politics To Rise Through The Ranks | Peak Performance | Scoop.it

For many people, the idea of using office politics to your advantage sounds Machiavellian, as if you need to manipulate, deceive, and destroy on your way to the top.

But you’d be naive to think politics don’t influence your success, and the first step to leveraging them may be to change your definition of politicking.


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, October 28, 5:53 PM

In every organization small or large, if you want to get ahead, you have to play the game.

Viren Lall's curator insight, October 29, 8:28 AM

There is no organisation where influence and politics don't play a role. Not all politics is macchavelian

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Passion at Work: Cultivating worker passion as a cornerstone of talent development

Passion at Work: Cultivating worker passion as a cornerstone of talent development | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
Up to 87.7 percent of America’s workforce is not able to contribute to their full potential because they don’t have passion for their work. Less than 12.3 percent of America’s workforce possesses the attributes of worker passion. This “passion gap” is important because passionate workers are committed to continually achieving higher levels of performance. In today’s rapidly changing business environment, companies need passionate workers because such workers can drive extreme and sustained performance improvement—more than the one-time performance “bump” that follows a bonus or the implementation of a worker engagement initiative. These workers have both personal resilience and an orientation toward learning and improvement that helps organizations develop the resilience needed to withstand and grow stronger from continuous market challenges and disruptions.

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, October 21, 5:03 PM

By cultivating the traits of worker passion in their workforce, organizations can make sustained performance gains and develop the resilience they need to withstand continuous market challenges and disruptions.

Jerry Busone's curator insight, October 23, 8:09 AM

Theres nothing more rewarding that doing what you love ...good read on passion at work .Lifes too short find what gets you up before the alarm everyday.

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IQ or EQ? You Need Both - More Than Sound

IQ or EQ? You Need Both - More Than Sound | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
You need both IQ and EQ for high performance.

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Graeme Reid's curator insight, October 19, 8:37 PM

In the ongoing debate as the best predictor of success, Daniel Goleman restates the case for EQ.

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The Secret To Winning An Argument Is Ridiculously Simple

The Secret To Winning An Argument Is Ridiculously Simple | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
If you want to change someone's opinion, don't ask them for reasons.

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An Ancient Way to Heal The Mind Finds New Scientific Support — PsyBlog

An Ancient Way to Heal The Mind Finds New Scientific Support — PsyBlog | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
The benefits were particularly strong for those who were stressed.
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An easy way to self regulate. Clearly positive improvements to all areas of life.

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The 10 Things You Must Do to Make Hiring Top Talent No. 1

The 10 Things You Must Do to Make Hiring Top Talent No. 1 | Peak Performance | Scoop.it

Over a 10 year period from 1991 to 2001 my firm made over 400 presentations to groups of CEOs at emerging and entrepreneurial companies. The presentations were largely the same. All focused on how to select people to grow the company.

 

One big idea was to map the types of people the company was hiring to its business strategy. The other point, while not as grand, was more important: If hiring top talent is important to your company's growth make this the primary measure of how you reward and promote your hiring managers. Although 90% of the CEOs believed in the concept, few did anything to make this part of their company's culture.


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I think there are some important points around talent management, that any organisation could implement.

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Ian Berry's curator insight, September 25, 10:02 PM

Hiring top talent is not number 1 Enhancing the gifts (talents) of the people already there is number 1.

Ian Berry's curator insight, September 25, 10:03 PM

Hiring is not number 1. Enhancing the gifts (talents) of the people already there is number 1.

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Husband or Wife? The Partner Whose Happiness Matters More For The Marriage — PsyBlog

Husband or Wife? The Partner Whose Happiness Matters More For The Marriage — PsyBlog | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
Which spouse’s happiness is most important for marital satisfaction?
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Happy wife, happy life huh?

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Teamwork Takes Work: 7 Ways to Play Nice With Others

Teamwork Takes Work: 7 Ways to Play Nice With Others | Peak Performance | Scoop.it

Remember your kindergarten report card, when you were evaluated on things like your ability to follow directions, name the colors, and sing the alphabet? It also included an early assessment of a skill that would influence your success for the rest of your life: the ability to "play well with others." The criteria were pretty basic at the time: share, wait your turn, don't hit or yell, help when someone is struggling. As you grow up, many of the same basic principles apply, but situations can be much more complicated for adults to play well together and still achieve desired results.

 

Context and personal needs often create internal conflict when trying to weigh the needs of the few against the good of the whole. And as a leader, sometimes you have to make a conscious choice to make others unhappy. Still, with a little finesse, you can meet objectives and still all play in a happy sandbox. You may not satisfy everyone all of the time, but then working together to resolve conflicts, rather than just being pleasant all of the time, can make a team stronger.


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, August 19, 7:35 PM

The workplace is basically an adult sandbox. There are those that play together well, those who are aloof and of course there are bullies. These tips will help you manage them all.

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Simon Sinek on Leadership - TED2014

We would never fire our children or suspend our parents—so why do we readily adopt that practice when it comes to managing employees in the business sector? ...

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I have noticed sooo many similarities between parenting and leadership. Great articulation by SS

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