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Make Training More Impactful with Peer-Based Learning

Make Training More Impactful with Peer-Based Learning | Personal Development | Scoop.it
Employee engagement can often grow if training is delivered by a peer. And peer-based learning can be a more affordable option for companies on a budget.
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8 Ways Minimalism has Changed My Perspective

8 Ways Minimalism has Changed My Perspective | Personal Development | Scoop.it
As I look back at the last eight years, I can see how minimalism has caused my perspective on life to change in very significant ways.
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Powerful. I loved traveling by RV - where you are 'forced' into a minimal approach. Or maybe it just allowed me/us to embrace it. 

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What Makes A Thriving And Interesting City? Something Called Collision Density

What Makes A Thriving And Interesting City? Something Called Collision Density | Personal Development | Scoop.it
How often are you going to run into someone with whom you can do something creative or interesting?
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This is an important concept easily applied in a variety of situations. Cool read. 

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Accomplish More with a 3-Item To Do List

Accomplish More with a 3-Item To Do List | Personal Development | Scoop.it
The 3-Item To Do List is as simple and profound as it sounds. At the beginning of each day, take time to identify and articulate the 3 most important items to accomplish.
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Yes! I'm going to work on this... but I find that using a visual tool like Kanban has allowed me to get a sense of what is reasonable... and as such, I take on less. Which means I paradoxically get more done. 

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Improve Your Résumé by Turning Bullet Points into Stories

Improve Your Résumé by Turning Bullet Points into Stories | Personal Development | Scoop.it
Examples from real CVs.
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Yes. This is fantastic advice with strong examples. 

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A Basic Meditation to Strengthen Neural Connections - Mindful

A Basic Meditation to Strengthen Neural Connections - Mindful | Personal Development | Scoop.it
Rewire your brain so that mindfulness and compassion are the automatic response to stress. 
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I absolutely embrace the simplicity at work here. Sometimes that's all it takes. 

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How to Avoid the Trap of Self-Improvement - Mindful

How to Avoid the Trap of Self-Improvement - Mindful | Personal Development | Scoop.it
Recognize the inner critic who wants nothing to do with compassion.
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I hadn't considered this. I have experienced it. Good read on the journey to personal development. 

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Practical Frameworks for Beating Burnout

Practical Frameworks for Beating Burnout | Personal Development | Scoop.it
After leading a massive division at LinkedIn, and now running three groups at a startup, Roli Saxena knows about burnout. Here's how she fights it with logic.
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Read this. Then save it. Then read it again. 

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7 Ways You Can Be Your Own Career Coach

7 Ways You Can Be Your Own Career Coach | Personal Development | Scoop.it
If you need motivation but aren't ready to hire a professional coach, take these steps to coach yourself.
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Solid approach. Stop with the "gap" - it's overplayed. Figure out where you are, chart out where you want to be. Find help to get there. 

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What Are Yours? Top Ten Cognitive Biases in Learning

What Are Yours? Top Ten Cognitive Biases in Learning | Personal Development | Scoop.it
Cognitive biases in learning can lead to bad judgments and a resistance to learning and incorporating new information into our thought processes.
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The Munger Operating System: A Life That Really Works

The Munger Operating System: A Life That Really Works | Personal Development | Scoop.it
Charlie Munger gave the 2007 USC Law School Commencement Address, and within it, outlined a very wise operating system for leading a good life.
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Impressive insights.

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6 Principles for Small Business Automation

6 Principles for Small Business Automation | Personal Development | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurs and small business managers are hands-on folks. They are often involved in nearly every aspect of the business — from marketing to fulfillment to ...
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Good insights for anyone trying to automate. The more defined and clear your process, the easier (and better) the automation. Just beware of automating crap...you'll just get more of it. 

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How The Most Distracted People Can Boost Their Attention - PsyBlog

How The Most Distracted People Can Boost Their Attention - PsyBlog | Personal Development | Scoop.it
Heavily distracted people benefited most from the simple task.
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Just breathe. Oh, and count your breathing. 

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5 Reasons Learning To Say "F*ck It" Is Really, Really Important

5 Reasons Learning To Say "F*ck It" Is Really, Really Important | Personal Development | Scoop.it
When is the last time you found yourself outraged by a situation, where you reacted quickly and aggressively without thinking about the outcome?
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Yup. 

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Four Common Habits That Rule Our Lives - Mindful

Four Common Habits That Rule Our Lives - Mindful | Personal Development | Scoop.it
Get to know the main habits that lead to unhealthy behaviors so you can learn to break the cycle and take charge.
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How do these play out in your life?

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To-Do Lists Are Discouraging. This Productivity Trick Is a Lot More Fun. 

To-Do Lists Are Discouraging. This Productivity Trick Is a Lot More Fun.  | Personal Development | Scoop.it
I have a complicated relationship with to-do lists. They are undeniably useful for plotting out your day or week ahead of time, and they can be a grea
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This is the major benefit of using a kanban board -- a visual reminder that I actually accomplished things. Weird how easy it is to overlook what we've done in favor of what we haven't. 

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Principles of Personal Agility -

Principles of Personal Agility - | Personal Development | Scoop.it
Recently, I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting on how to increase personal agility. No, I’m not talking about doing somersaults or some crazy yoga poses. I’m speaking of the ability to focus on the delivery of value and be adaptable in what I do every day.  When the Manifesto was written back in 2001, there were …
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This concept/approach connected with me. On a similar quest, I guess. Any insights to share? 

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How I Learned To Stop Hating Networking Events (Mostly)

How I Learned To Stop Hating Networking Events (Mostly) | Personal Development | Scoop.it
Networking events can be awkward but are still the best way to meet people who can help your career. Here's how to make them less painful.
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Rock solid list. I was going to list off my favorites... then realized the whole list is good. 

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Are You a Creature of (Bad) Habits? - Mindful

Are You a Creature of (Bad) Habits? - Mindful | Personal Development | Scoop.it
Yes. We all are. Fortunately, a few simple steps can help you break the cycle of unhealthy actions and develop the skills to cultivate good ones. 
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We all work through this. Here's a reminder and some insights. Stay on your journey and embrace the steps. 

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The Complete Guide To Giving A Great Handshake | The Art Of Manliness

The Complete Guide To Giving A Great Handshake | The Art Of Manliness | Personal Development | Scoop.it
Whether you're first meeting someone or greeting them for the hundredth time, a good handshake is important. A strong shake conveys confidence, strength, warmth, honesty, and a host of other good character traits. The fact that well-executed handshakes create a positive first impression isn't just anecdotally true, either, but has even been born out by several research studies. So if you want to learn how to impress compadres and strangers alike, we offer this complete multi-media guide to giving a great handshake. How to Give a Great Handshake: An AoM Instructional Film The Full-Text Instructions Giving a successful and confident handshake boil down to these 3 keys: How you do it When you do it Where you do it 1. How Make sure your handshake is firm and not a dead fish grip. However, you don’t want to crush the other person’s hand with a death grip. Go for the "web touch." You want the webbing between your thumb and index finger to meet the same spot on the other person's hand.
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This is a basic, fundamental skill - man or woman. I lost track of how many people I encounter of all ages that have no concept of a handshake. 

 

Don't let this be you. 

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How To Buy A Paper Notebook That Brings You Joy

How To Buy A Paper Notebook That Brings You Joy | Personal Development | Scoop.it
2,000 years on, the notebook is still a great solution. From Muji to Moleskine, here's how to choose a notebook that's right for you.
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As an incessant note-taker, I found this interesting. Lately, though, I'm good with unbound copier paper and pens based on task/mood. Then I can scan, bind, whatever... 

 

What's your preference?

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The Emotion That 'Vaccinates' Against Impulsiveness and Poor Self-Control - PsyBlog

The Emotion That 'Vaccinates' Against Impulsiveness and Poor Self-Control - PsyBlog | Personal Development | Scoop.it
When an emotion can be more powerful in curbing impulsiveness than thoughts.
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The power of gratitude. The practice of gratitude journals. The mindset of abundance... all gifts. And powerful. 

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Two Simple Rules To Get Control Of Your Email

Two Simple Rules To Get Control Of Your Email | Personal Development | Scoop.it
All email is not created equal, and by creating a strategy to identify the types of email you have, you can tame your inbox.
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The second part is key - focus on energy. Email is absolutely a "low energy" task. 

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Two Simple Rules To Get Control Of Your Email

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Cheating On Goals Can Paradoxically Boost Motivation To Succeed - PsyBlog

Cheating On Goals Can Paradoxically Boost Motivation To Succeed - PsyBlog | Personal Development | Scoop.it
When it is better to give in to temptation.
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Project Management: So Fundamental, the Girl Scouts Are Doing It

Project Management: So Fundamental, the Girl Scouts Are Doing It | Personal Development | Scoop.it
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Great list of 5 things everyone should master... 

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7 Essential Lessons From The Harvard Innovation Lab

7 Essential Lessons From The Harvard Innovation Lab | Personal Development | Scoop.it
Here's what Harvard students learn about how to create an environment where innovation thrives.
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