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Tweet Inspiration: 01/29/2014 - 02/04/2014 - westXdesign

Tweet Inspiration: 01/29/2014 - 02/04/2014 - westXdesign | Productivity, Leadership, & Technology | Scoop.it
Bite sized tidbits of motivation, inspiration, and encouragement, and hopefully a smile.
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Life isn't about finding yourself, its about creating yourself - westXdesign

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Being in a Leadership Role Does Not Make a Leader - westXdesign

Being in a Leadership Role Does Not Make a Leader - westXdesign | Productivity, Leadership, & Technology | Scoop.it
Often, people occupy positions of leadership, but they aren't leaders... they have the title but are not worthy of being called 'leader'.
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Who Else Wants To Work Less And Earn More?

Who Else Wants To Work Less And Earn More? | Productivity, Leadership, & Technology | Scoop.it
Blog post at Micro Business Hub : Do you fret over time?

Do you feel there are never enough hours in the day to get everything done?
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How Productive ARE we? [infographic] - westXdesign

How Productive ARE we? [infographic] - westXdesign | Productivity, Leadership, & Technology | Scoop.it
As Labor Day nears, a Red Bull poll finds workplace productivity diminishes before a holiday. So... just how productive ARE we?
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Trust, Leadership, & Employee Engagement [infographic] - westXdesign

Trust, Leadership, & Employee Engagement [infographic] - westXdesign | Productivity, Leadership, & Technology | Scoop.it
Employee Engagement has been a hot topic - but what exactly is it? In it's simplest form form, it's an employee's level of contribution & satisfaction.
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3 things help improve employee engagement:

clarity about expectations and goals,resources to meet those expectations,and feedback from managers about how employees are doing in meeting them.
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The Underachiever Explained - westXdesign

The Underachiever Explained - westXdesign | Productivity, Leadership, & Technology | Scoop.it
A definition and explanation of the typical work-place underachiever.
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A self-handicapper can then blame the poor results on not having enough time to complete the task rather than on insufficient efforts or unremarkable abilities.

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3 C's of Communication - westXdesign

3 C's of communication: Three simple ways to help what you say be heard
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Consistency, clarity, and courtesy: simple yet powerful tools to improve your communication.

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Disciplines To Success - westXdesign

Disciplines To Success - westXdesign | Productivity, Leadership, & Technology | Scoop.it
Disciplines that lead to success and productivity: how a few simple changes can make you more productive and fulfilled in your career.
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Many things masquerade as work and can stifle your productivity.
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12 Principles of Collaboration - westXdesign

12 Principles of Collaboration - westXdesign | Productivity, Leadership, & Technology | Scoop.it
Twelve collaboration principles that successful organizations follow.
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Power of Thought - Wallpaper Wednesday - westXdesign

Power of Thought - Wallpaper Wednesday - westXdesign | Productivity, Leadership, & Technology | Scoop.it
Your thoughts are one of the few things you can control. If you think you can do something, you are more likely to succeed.
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Leadership and Hope - westXdesign

Leadership and Hope - westXdesign | Productivity, Leadership, & Technology | Scoop.it
Leadership is the hope that we can change the things that need to be changed and create what we cannot now imagine.
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Pavel Barta's comment, June 7, 2013 5:28 AM
I think Leadership has to be about hope - because it is when we are filled with hope that we believe that the future will be OK regardless of what circumstance we face now. It is what drives us to go ahead, believing that we will make it – pressing forward towards the change we envision :-)
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5 Steps to Shorter, More Effective Meetings - westXdesign

5 Steps to Shorter, More Effective Meetings - westXdesign | Productivity, Leadership, & Technology | Scoop.it
5 Steps to Shorter, More Effective Meetings: Before even starting, ask yourself this very important question: Do you really need a meeting at all? Perhaps there be other ways that would get what you need without pulling people into a meeting.
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Character - Wallpaper Wednesday - westXdesign

Character - Wallpaper Wednesday - westXdesign | Productivity, Leadership, & Technology | Scoop.it
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open. ~ Elmer G. Letterman
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The High Cost of Multitasking [infographic] - westXdesign

The High Cost of Multitasking [infographic] - westXdesign | Productivity, Leadership, & Technology | Scoop.it
In order to be more productive, we need to focus on one task at a time. Check out the data in the infographic to see what multitasking is costing you:
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Courage To Keep Trying - westXdesign

Courage To Keep Trying - westXdesign | Productivity, Leadership, & Technology | Scoop.it
Courage does not always roar. Sometimes it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying I will try again tomorrow.
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6 Phenomenal TED Talks To Make You More Productive

6 Phenomenal TED Talks To Make You More Productive | Productivity, Leadership, & Technology | Scoop.it
“Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.” - Isaac Asimov Over the years, as a marketer in a tech world, I've realized
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7 Ways Management Can Boost Employee Productivity - westXdesign

7 Ways Management Can Boost Employee Productivity - westXdesign | Productivity, Leadership, & Technology | Scoop.it
Most employees want to be part of a team, not just a member of an organization. Here are 7 steps management can take to improve productivity.
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Become a Great Finisher - westXdesign

Become a Great Finisher - westXdesign | Productivity, Leadership, & Technology | Scoop.it
Do you or someone you know suffer from being a great starter when it comes to projects, but then taper off and never really reach the end well?
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When we look at how far we’ve come, we tend to feel a premature sense of accomplishment and start to slack off. Instead of focusing on what yo’uve already done, keep and eye on what’s left to do to reach the end

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4 Key Characteristics of Effective Learners - westXdesign

4 Key Characteristics of Effective Learners - westXdesign | Productivity, Leadership, & Technology | Scoop.it
Having these four characteristics will help you become an effective learner. You will be able not only to adapt, but also to thrive in a changing world.
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Formula for Success - westXdesign

Formula for Success - westXdesign | Productivity, Leadership, & Technology | Scoop.it
I can't give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time. ~ Herbert Bayard Swope
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I can’t give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time.

Herbert Bayard Swope

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What's Your Work Style? - westXdesign

What's Your Work Style? - westXdesign | Productivity, Leadership, & Technology | Scoop.it
Work style-we don't mean tie or no-tie. The WAY you work. Understanding how employees work is key to get more done. It helps you assign tasks appropriately.
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3 Basics Required for Success - westXdesign

3 Basics Required for Success - westXdesign | Productivity, Leadership, & Technology | Scoop.it
Passion is necessary, but not enough, for success. What are the 3 basics required to succeed?
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Believe in Yourself - Wallpaper Wednesday - westXdesign

Believe in Yourself - Wallpaper Wednesday - westXdesign | Productivity, Leadership, & Technology | Scoop.it
Believe in yourself. Be everything you can be.
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Perspective - westXdesign

Perspective - westXdesign | Productivity, Leadership, & Technology | Scoop.it
Sometimes we need to step back and get a little perspective on our lives. Today is one day out of your entire life.
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