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Personal Mastery for Executives
Personal mastery is the key competence for personal contentment and success in the role of an executive - and in any other role.
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Awareness Skills - Holding an Effortless Focus

Awareness Skills - Holding an Effortless Focus | Personal Mastery for Executives | Scoop.it

This is the third in a series of posts about skills in awareness; the first two were being centered and paying attention.

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Eight Leadership Lessons From The World's Most Powerful Women

Eight Leadership Lessons From The World's Most Powerful Women | Personal Mastery for Executives | Scoop.it
Some of the world's most successful women show what it takes to get to the top.
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The best EI training? Real-life experiences.

The best EI training? Real-life experiences. | Personal Mastery for Executives | Scoop.it

Degrees in themselves do not guarantee any growth in emotionally intelligent leadership ability. Emotional Intelligence competencies develop in the midst of life.

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How to Be Mindful in an 'Unmanageable' World

How to Be Mindful in an 'Unmanageable' World | Personal Mastery for Executives | Scoop.it
Creating value in our lives and work requires the courage to delay immediate gratification.
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3 Things All Great Leaders Know About Themselves

3 Things All Great Leaders Know About Themselves | Personal Mastery for Executives | Scoop.it
Driven by a desire to improve what they do, truly committed leaders know more about themselves today than they did a year ago.
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How to Be the Best Version of You

How to Be the Best Version of You | Personal Mastery for Executives | Scoop.it
Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. --Steve Jobs
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The Power of Positivity, In Moderation: The Losada Ratio

The Power of Positivity, In Moderation: The Losada Ratio | Personal Mastery for Executives | Scoop.it

The Losada ratio is the sum of the positivity in a system divided by the sum of its negativity. A ratio of 3.0 to 6.0 has been found to be highly correlated with high performance...

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TEDxOrangeCoast - Amy Purdy - Living Beyond Limits

Amy Purdy talks about the power of imagination. She explains how our lives are not determined by what happens to us, but by the choices we make. Imagination ...

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Maybe instead of seeing our limitations as something negative, we could start seeing them as blessings. It's not about breaking down borders - it's about pushing off of them and see to what amazing places they will bring us.
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3sat.online - Mediathek: Entscheidungen

3sat.online - Mediathek: Entscheidungen | Personal Mastery for Executives | Scoop.it
In einer komplexen Welt gibt es unzählige Handlungsalternativen. Nach welchen Mustern treffen wir Entscheidungen? Folgen wir als Homo oeconomicus wirtschaftlichen Prinzipien oder lassen wir uns von unseren Gefühlen leiten?

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In einer komplexen Welt gibt es unzählige Handlungsalternativen. Nach welchen Mustern treffen wir Entscheidungen? Folgen wir als Homo oeconomicus wirtschaftlichen Prinzipien oder lassen wir uns von unseren Gefühlen leiten? Gert Scobel wird diesmal über Komplexität, Auswahlkriterien, Motive und Entscheidungsprozesse diskutieren.

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How centered leaders achieve extraordinary results - McKinsey

How centered leaders achieve extraordinary results - McKinsey | Personal Mastery for Executives | Scoop.it
Executives can thrive at work and in life by adopting a leadership model that revolves around finding their strengths and connecting with others. A McKinsey Quarterly Organization article.
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Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Great Leader? Take The Test

Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Great Leader? Take The Test | Personal Mastery for Executives | Scoop.it
Most everyone, regardless of their current role, wonders if they’ve got the right stuff to become a strong leader. Today is your chance to find out.
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Nice read that stresses the principles (not the tactics) that turn strong individuals into prospective leaders 

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Exit Problem Trance Now!

Exit Problem Trance Now! | Personal Mastery for Executives | Scoop.it
Who hasn’t yet experienced it: you have a more or less complex problem and are literally, well … stuck! Thoughts turn in paralyzing circles – around the problem. This condition is often called problem trance or problem hypnosis.
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11 Reasons Why People Are Uncomfortable Leading

11 Reasons Why People Are Uncomfortable Leading | Personal Mastery for Executives | Scoop.it
Most people are uncomfortable leading. People try to be something they are not rather than leading from where they are. You need to be who you are.
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My 7 Steps to Getting More Done

My 7 Steps to Getting More Done | Personal Mastery for Executives | Scoop.it

15 years ago, my industry was filled with sweatshops. People slept under their desks, drank Red Bull by the gallon, and never had lives. We kidded ourselves, but it wasn’t any fun.

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Where CEOs Get Their Feedback

Where CEOs Get Their Feedback | Personal Mastery for Executives | Scoop.it

Three times a year, I participate to the CEO Collaborative Forum. A two-day gathering of entrepreneurs and hired CEO's meeting off-site in a European city. 

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The Conscious Lifestyle: Awareness Skills

The Conscious Lifestyle: Awareness Skills | Personal Mastery for Executives | Scoop.it
Are You Paying Attention? Attention is important, because whatever you pay attention to grows. If you focus on your job, your relationship, or a favorite hobby, your attention nourishes that feedback
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A 75-Year Harvard Study Finds What It Takes To Live A Happy Life

A 75-Year Harvard Study Finds What It Takes To Live A Happy Life | Personal Mastery for Executives | Scoop.it
Insights from the landmark Grant Study.
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7 Signs You're Not as Self-Aware as You Think

7 Signs You're Not as Self-Aware as You Think | Personal Mastery for Executives | Scoop.it
Self-awareness is a really big deal for everyone, especially executives and business leaders. Failure to face reality can destroy your career and your company.
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4 Mindful Steps to Respond Rather Than React

4 Mindful Steps to Respond Rather Than React | Personal Mastery for Executives | Scoop.it
There may be a slight difference between the words react and respond. Yet, in practice, there seems to be a gulf of difference.
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Mindfulness is sweeping the western world ‘at a momentous rate’, says its pioneer, JKZ

Mindfulness is sweeping the western world ‘at a momentous rate’, says its pioneer, JKZ | Personal Mastery for Executives | Scoop.it
Billed a “social phenomenon” by its leading advocate, Jon Kabat-Zinn, mindfulness is changing the face of health and humanity.
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“When you’re showering in the morning, are you showering, or are you allowing your work emails to come into the shower with you?
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How to Keep Your Focus Razor Sharp

How to Keep Your Focus Razor Sharp | Personal Mastery for Executives | Scoop.it
There’s a woman I know, a writer and consultant, who says she’s more stressed out by what she’s not doing than what she is doing. When she’s in the flow of work, she’s consumed by it, productive, engaged.

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Mindfulness helps Deal with Mental and Physical Health

Mindfulness helps Deal with Mental and Physical Health | Personal Mastery for Executives | Scoop.it
The Harvard Mental Health Letter posted on October 24, 2011 is entitled, Mindfulness Techniques Can Counter Stress in Clients. The post forwards two messages: Mindfulness is the opposite of multitasking and practice makes perfect!
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68 Inspirational Picture Quotes To Kickstart Your Day!

68 Inspirational Picture Quotes To Kickstart Your Day! | Personal Mastery for Executives | Scoop.it
Today we feature 68 Inspirational Picture Quotes about Life, Success, Motivation & Fear. Everything you need for a fully motivated and fulfilled day. Enjoy these picture quotes and don't forget to share this post with your friends and family!
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The Importance of Scheduling Nothing

The Importance of Scheduling Nothing | Personal Mastery for Executives | Scoop.it

If you were to see my calendar, you'd probably notice a host of time slots greyed out but with no indication of what's going on. There is no problem with my Outlook or printer ...

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The Neuroscience of Mindfulness

The Neuroscience of Mindfulness | Personal Mastery for Executives | Scoop.it
When you understand the underlying physiology of mindfulness, you begin to see that any discussion about human change, learning, education, even politics and social issues, ends up being about mindfulness.
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Excellent read with very practical hands-on advice on how to practice mindfulness and why it makes sense doing so. 

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