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You Don't Have to Do it All

You Don't Have to Do it All | Personal Development | Scoop.it

There is a lot of great information out there in the world, but in a world where we need to focus more and more on developing the “whole child”, if our entire life revolves around education all of the time, I am not sure we are modelling “appropriate use” ourselves.  Not using something is also part of the appropriate use as we move forward.  There will always be something “awesome”, but to try to use everything is not possible or helpful in the long term.


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Elysian News

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The Elysian News it out...Are You Emotionally Intelligent? How to Know for Sure, 5 Career Secrets of Hollywood Executives (That You Can Use), How Important is Engagement? 87% of Leaders Say a Lack of It is a Key Issue, What Are the Secrets of Engagement? (Elysian Podcast)

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10 Simple Steps to Improve Presentation Skills

10 Simple Steps to Improve Presentation Skills | Personal Development | Scoop.it

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Jeremy Barton's curator insight, March 11, 1:54 AM

Its good to have a refresher on how we prepare a presentation

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Are You Emotionally Intelligent? Here's How to Know for Sure.

Are You Emotionally Intelligent? Here's How to Know for Sure. | Personal Development | Scoop.it

Decades of research now point to emotional intelligence as being the critical factor that sets star performers apart from the rest of the pack.


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How to Create a Game Plan for Your Goals

Want to reach your goals? Start with small changes.

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Why is Personal Development Critical?

Why is Personal Development Critical? | Personal Development | Scoop.it
The corporate Jungle has shifted and changed. How to focus on your personal development and become indispensable by keeping current, relevant, & marketable!

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70% Of Your Time At Work Is Wasted - How To Change That

70% Of Your Time At Work Is Wasted - How To Change That | Personal Development | Scoop.it

The average tech CEO works about 300 days a year, 14 hours a day. That’s 4,200 hours a year.

 

The stats for most other tech leaders and startup employees aren’t too far off. It sounds like a lot of time, but for most, it’s not enough. Nearly 30% of that time gets sunk into email. Another third gets spent in meetings--and studies show that half of those hours are completely wasted.


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Jacob M Engel's curator insight, July 22, 2014 6:44 AM

According to Dr. Stephen Covey, time wasters (quadrants 3&4) are what bankrupts organizations.

Joy Moore's curator insight, July 22, 2014 9:55 PM

Interesting insight into time management with some good tips

Antonio Conservati's curator insight, December 26, 2014 8:32 PM

This is so very true!

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Life is a Storm: Choose to Be Tenacious

Life is a Storm: Choose to Be Tenacious | Personal Development | Scoop.it
Decisions? So hard to make sometimes. And sometimes, the best decision is to just persevere and be tenacious.
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Life is a Storm: Choose to Be Tenacious

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6 Ways to Recover Joy at Work

6 Ways to Recover Joy at Work | Personal Development | Scoop.it

It is hard to find people who do not complain about their work or colleagues. But when probed further, you will find that many want to do work that is fulfilling, and collaborate better with colleagues.


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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, July 7, 2014 4:03 AM

Simple means to inculcate a sense of joy in your workplace:-)

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How to Train Your Brain to Stay Focused

How to Train Your Brain to Stay Focused | Personal Development | Scoop.it
Understand how your brain reacts to distractions and use these three tips to help you stay focused and get things done.Get the latest blog articles on...

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Training Spider: Get set, GO! FREE personal goal development series

Training Spider: Get set, GO! FREE personal goal development series | Personal Development | Scoop.it
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Living With Purpose Is The Secret To A Long and Healthy Life

Living With Purpose Is The Secret To A Long and Healthy Life | Personal Development | Scoop.it
Mentally tough people live their life with purpose and meaning. They are an active participant in where their life is going.

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donhornsby's curator insight, June 9, 2014 8:47 AM

(From the article) Finding a direction for life and setting overarching goals for what you want to achieve can help you live longer. Without goals to anchor us, we find ourselves adrift in life. We may think we know what our goals are, but if we aren’t living our life around them, then we’re not living our life on purpose.

Joe Boutte's comment, June 10, 2014 8:36 AM
Great Scoop! Living with purpose!
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How To Make The Perfect First Impression (According To Science)

How To Make The Perfect First Impression (According To Science) | Personal Development | 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, 2014 7:06 AM

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

Graeme Reid's curator insight, June 3, 2014 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, 2014 5:15 AM

First impressions DO matter. Interested in tips?

 

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The Moral Bucket List: Should you live for your résumé...or your eulogy?

The Moral Bucket List: Should you live for your résumé...or your eulogy? | Personal Development | Scoop.it

Within each of us are two selves, suggests David Brooks in this meditative short talk: the self who craves success, who builds a résumé, and the self who seeks connection, community, love -- the values that make for a great eulogy. (Joseph Soloveitchik has called these selves "Adam I" and "Adam II.") Brooks asks: Can we balance these two selves?


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, April 12, 3:14 PM

Read also this op-ed column by David Brooks from The New York Times: The Moral Bucket List


Excerpt from the column: 


We live in the culture of the Big Me. The meritocracy wants you to promote yourself. Social media wants you to broadcast a highlight reel of your life. Your parents and teachers were always telling you how wonderful you were.


But all the people I’ve ever deeply admired are profoundly honest about their own weaknesses. They have identified their core sin, whether it is selfishness, the desperate need for approval, cowardice, hardheartedness or whatever. They have traced how that core sin leads to the behavior that makes them feel ashamed. They have achieved a profound humility, which has best been defined as an intense self-awareness from a position of other-centeredness.


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How the iPad is changing the way we Learn

How the iPad is changing the way we Learn | Personal Development | Scoop.it
Can issuing students with iPads instead of textbooks make a difference to their education? Rhiannon Williams visits the Danish institutions looking to the future

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The Morning Routine Experts Recommend For Peak Productivity

The Morning Routine Experts Recommend For Peak Productivity | Personal Development | Scoop.it
Decide 3 things that matter today
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The 5 Best Strategies for Learning on the Job

The 5 Best Strategies for Learning on the Job | Personal Development | Scoop.it
How do you make yourself high-impact as quickly as possible?
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Listen up!: 5 ways to be a better listener

Listen up!: 5 ways to be a better listener | Personal Development | Scoop.it

I know that listening is super important when it comes to creating strong, lasting relationships, but despite realizing the importance of listening, it's never been my strong suit. 

 

As Alfred Brendel wrote, "The word 'listen' has the same letters as the word 'silent.'" Embracing silence is one of the great skills of a good listener. 


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Katherine Bryant's curator insight, October 12, 2014 1:56 PM

Great tip here to have a private mantra to help you stay present in conversations. 

Hervé Odet's curator insight, October 14, 2014 12:50 AM

Bonne lecture, Hervé Odet, Cabinet Baud

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 3, 2014 1:19 PM

Being present and comfortable with silence are important.

 

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The Science of Breaks at Work: Change Your Thinking About Downtime

The Science of Breaks at Work: Change Your Thinking About Downtime | Personal Development | Scoop.it
Taking breaks at work can make you happier, more focused and more productive. Here's a look at the science of why breaks work and how to use them better.

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The Psychology of Motivation: How To Get Stuff Done, Even When You’re Not “On”

The Psychology of Motivation: How To Get Stuff Done, Even When You’re Not “On” | Personal Development | Scoop.it
Learn how to tap into the psychology of motivation to ride "motivation waves" and get more done every day.

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Helen Teague's curator insight, July 21, 2014 2:40 PM

Proactive ideas and  Solution thinking to  help people succeed on the most desirable behavior that matches their current situational motivation   also included is the YouTube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqUSjHjIEFg

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What we learn before we're born

What we learn before we're born | Personal Development | Scoop.it
Pop quiz: When does learning begin? Answer: Before we are born. Science writer Annie Murphy Paul talks through new research that shows how much we learn in the womb -- from the lilt of our native language to our soon-to-be-favorite foods.

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David Hain's curator insight, July 8, 2014 2:34 AM

Learning is hard-wired into us from conception.

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How to speak so that people want to listen

How to speak so that people want to listen | Personal Development | Scoop.it
Have you ever felt like you're talking, but nobody is listening? Here's Julian Treasure to help. In this useful talk, the sound expert demonstrates the how-to's of powerful speaking — from some handy vocal exercises to tips on how to speak with empathy. A talk that might help the world sound more beautiful.

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Training Spider: Get set GO! How to motivate yourself with rewards

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10 Public Speaking Habits To Avoid At All Costs

10 Public Speaking Habits To Avoid At All Costs | Personal Development | Scoop.it
Bad habits occur daily in the workplace by presenters who are otherwise smart, accomplished professionals.

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Chuck Devers's curator insight, June 29, 2014 3:52 PM

WE all know how nerves can hurt an otherwise perfectly planned presentation.  But dropping the bad habits BEFORE you start can help chill the nerves, soothe the soul, and make you a red hot presenter!

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5 Skills of Really Amazing Listeners

5 Skills of Really Amazing Listeners | Personal Development | Scoop.it

Most people like to think what they have to say is important. If you or I make the effort to share thoughts, feelings, or knowledge, then we want to believe the intended recipient is listening. But honestly, many people are too distracted to really take it all in when someone else is doing the talking. What's worse is that so many just watch mouths move, waiting for the chance to chime in.

 

Great leaders understand the value of active listening and get the most benefit from what others have to share. They understand that if you want to be heard and understood, the first step is learning how to listen yourself. The following are actions shared by those who truly know how to listen. Integrate them into your conversational behavior and you might be surprised what you learn.


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, June 3, 2014 7:27 AM

Everyone wants to be heard. But not everyone knows how to truly listen. Here's how amazing listeners use those odd things on the sides of their heads.

Graeme Reid's curator insight, June 4, 2014 7:56 PM

Truly listening to someone is a great gift to give.

Edward G. Brown's curator insight, June 5, 2014 10:56 AM

#distracted people just don't listen very well.