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" We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. " - Winston Churchill
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Slaying the Procrastination Demon in Your Organization 

Slaying the Procrastination Demon in Your Organization  | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
What Really Lies Behind the Procrastination?
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(From the article): So, how do you slay the procrastination demon in your organization? As a leader, you must help people overcome any fear that may be preventing them from taking action. Teach them to block tasks together, scheduling small chunks of time where they allow for brief periods of distraction before getting back on task without interruption. Clearly communicate direction to your employees, work together to develop a plan that is broken down into milestones, and then hold people accountable for sticking to the plan. Don’t allow important tasks to get buried underneath layers of busy work. Help employees to recognize when procrastination has become a habit. Set clear objectives and timelines to keep employees on task and on target. Educate employees and managers about the symptoms, causes, and consequences of persistent procrastination. Has it become a habit? Get started today and slay the demon.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 12, 10:58 AM
There is a need to be attentive and present to the task at hand. In a world filled with distractions, it is easy to become sidetracked.
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4 Steps To Become More Decisive

4 Steps To Become More Decisive | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Not all of us are born decisive just like not all of us are born gym fanatics. I should know, I’m neither.

Via Barb Jemmott
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(From the article): Knowing what you want is the single biggest factor which will help you become more decisive. When I work with several stakeholders on a project, the best thing to do when we face an obstacle and a decision needs to be made is to revisit the initial objective.

 

In the same way, you need to figure out what life you want for yourself. You need to sit down with a pen and paper and write and write and write until the answer starts becoming clearer. That’s the way I do it. At first, its really vague statements that come out (e.g. I want to draw but then keep digging, draw what? Write what, for whom). Set aside a time everyday for 3 days. If it’s still not clear, give yourself a break and spend another 3 days the following week at it.



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How to Stop Overthinking Everything: 9 Simple Habits

How to Stop Overthinking Everything: 9 Simple Habits | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
What is holding people back from the life that they truly want to live? I’d say that one very common and destructive thing is that they think too much. They overthink every little problem until it becomes bigger and scarier

Via Barb Jemmott
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(From the article): In this article I would like to share 9 habits that have helped me in a big, big way to become a simpler and smarter thinker and to live a happier and less fearful life.

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10 Ways To Remove The Distractions That Keep You From Doing the Best At Work

10 Ways To Remove The Distractions That Keep You From Doing the Best At Work | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Here are 10 ways to enhance your productivity if you remove the distractions at work.

Via Barb Jemmott
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From the article: Life is fast, time flies and nobody’s going to wait or take pity on you because you stayed behind, absorbed with distractions and useless clutter. If you’re not careful, they will ruin your life before you know it. There are hundreds of decoys jumping in the front seat of your life and, collectively, they will take over the steering wheel if you allow them. They always promise extraordinary results and outstanding effects but what they really do is keep you from doing important things and achieving your big goals. You have no choice but to remove them if you have dreams and aspirations to attain.

 

There are several areas of life where these distractions can be managed and eliminated.

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How to procrastinate productively

How to procrastinate productively | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Our management columnist’s weekly compendium of tips to make you more effective
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(From the article): Cornell University Professor Samuel Bacharach remembers the appeal of the movie Network, when Peter Finch as broadcaster Howard Beale urges viewers to stick their heads out the window and scream: “I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this any more.” Almost in unison, from every window in the neighbourhood, others join the chorus, as his fiery call to arms taps into widespread repressed anger. The problem is that once anger is summoned, it is difficult to contain. He therefore warns that all leaders should be wary of using anger. “Your anger and passion may get you on first base and move your agenda forward, but if you’re not careful, you may reap the whirlwind,” he writes in Inc. It’s an important message as we watch Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders appeal to the anger within the American electorate brought on by deprivation, neglect and frustration. But it will be difficult for those leaders – and you, if you appeal to anger within your followers – to put Humpty Dumpty back together again. “Leaders must deliver on their passion and promises. They have to remember that their emotion may push away the moderate core they will need on their side when it comes time to execute. The leadership lesson is to keep your passion and rhetoric in check in the short-term to assure long-term success,” he advises.
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How to get motivated, according to science

How to get motivated, according to science | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Research says to stop being so rational. Get those emotions going instead.

Via Barb Jemmott
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(From the article)" Surround yourself with people you want to be and it's far less taxing to do what you should be doing.


In his excellent book The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, Charles Duhigg says: "When people join groups where change seems possible, the potential for that change to occur becomes more real."

The Longevity Project, which studied over 1000 people from youth to death had this to say:

The groups you associate with often determine the type of person you become. For people who want improved health, association with other healthy people is usually the strongest and most direct path of change. [The Longevity Project]

And the research on friendship confirms this. From my interview with Carlin Flora, author ofFriendfluence:

Research shows over time, you develop the eating habits, health habits, and even career aspirations of those around you. If you're in a group of people who have really high goals for themselves you'll take on that same sense of seriousness.

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David Hain's curator insight, July 18, 2014 2:02 AM

Self motivation - now you know..!

Gloria Miele, Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 18, 2014 10:58 AM

Get excited!! 

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10 Steps to End Procrastination

10 Steps to End Procrastination | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

Why do we procrastinate? 


Via Daniel Watson
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Why do we procrastinate?  This article provides a nice 10 point list to attach the procrastination tendencies in your life.

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Catherine Besse's curator insight, March 20, 2014 10:21 AM

Sus à la procrastination ;)

Ann Dixon's curator insight, March 31, 2014 8:45 AM

Which of these are you guilty of?

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Are You Postponing Your Life Until Tomorrow? 8 Ways to Start Living NOW

Are You Postponing Your Life Until Tomorrow? 8 Ways to Start Living NOW | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

There is nothing worse than looking back at life with regret. But if we keep walking the road of constant procrastination, this outcome is guaranteed. It’s not too late to make the necessary changes.

 

I was controlled by an eating disorder, anorexia nervosa, for over a decade. During this time, I postponed eating and living always to the future. I didn’t want to “waste” calories today if I could eat tomorrow when there might be better food, a nicer atmosphere or better circumstances. I didn’t want to let myself go today if I might be able to do that tomorrow. I didn’t skip harming workouts to go out and have fun because of the chance that tomorrow would be a better opportunity.


Unsurprisingly, tomorrow never came around. At least, the “right” tomorrow on which I could finally start taking care of myself was seemingly elusive and the result was me walking down a very dangerous path.

 

Now that I am in recovery and have my eating disorder under control, I’ve noticed the same things happening in different areas of my life. Whether it relates to work or to my relationships, important things are way too often put off until tomorrow.

 

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