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Here’s The Key To Success That You’ve Been Searching For

Here’s The Key To Success That You’ve Been Searching For | Success | Scoop.it
Many people are working really hard at work and hope that one day they’ll be really successful. If you’re one of these people, take a moment to think about what you really want and what you’re chasing for.

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5 Surprising Ways to Get People Excited About Their Jobs

5 Surprising Ways to Get People Excited About Their Jobs | Success | Scoop.it
Brains, like hearts go where they are appreciated.
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4 Ways Being An Ambivert Has Helped Me As A Leader

4 Ways Being An Ambivert  Has Helped Me As A Leader | Success | Scoop.it

Advantages of Being an Ambivert

When you understand what it's like to be both an extrovert and an introvert, it can help you relate to the people you work with better. Especially, if you are in a leadership position.  Here are the ways I've used being an ambivert to my advantage.

 

1) I know when to give introverts time to collect their thoughts. Introverts aren't comfortable being put on the spot. They appreciate time to contemplate and then respond. I allow my introverted coworkers ample time to review and come to their own conclusions so they can feel comfortable articulating their ideas and responses.

 

2) I know when to give extroverts the opportunity to speak their mind. Extroverts want to openly contribute. They are energized by speaking and engaging with others. I create opportunities for my extroverted coworkers to talk and share their thoughts and feelings so they can be heard.

 

3) I can sense when an extrovert is overwhelming an introvert. When an extrovert is spending too much time talking, it can be a major distraction for the introvert. There are times when I need to step in and create opportunities for the introvert to have some quiet time to calm his or her brain. 


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 31, 6:48 PM

When you're both extrovert and introvert, it can give you a leadership advantage.

Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, August 2, 6:43 AM
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. Interesting points for developing leadership skills
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These Small Changes Will Make You Happier and More Successful

These Small Changes Will Make You Happier and More Successful | Success | Scoop.it
Being happier will make you more successful. Here are some easy ways to get there.

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6 Things You Should Know About How Your Brain Learns

6 Things You Should Know About How Your Brain Learns | Success | Scoop.it
Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know how your brain learns.

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Change Management and Leadership Development Have to Mesh

Change Management and Leadership Development Have to Mesh | Success | Scoop.it

If you’re struggling with one, you’re probably struggling with both.


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Is the Drive for Success Making Our Children Sick?

Is the Drive for Success Making Our Children Sick? | Success | Scoop.it

Across America, children are experiencing depression, anxiety and even physical strain because of the pressures of school.

 


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, January 3, 7:27 AM

Expectations surrounding education have spun out of control. On top of a seven-hour school day, our kids march through hours of nightly homework, daily sports practices and band rehearsals, and weekend-consuming assignments and tournaments. Each activity is seen as a step on the ladder to a top college, an enviable job and a successful life.

 

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6 Strategies To Transform A Job You Hate Into One You Love

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Here's what to do when your new job isn't what you hoped for.

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Lessons for Volkswagen on Organizational Resilience

Lessons for Volkswagen on Organizational Resilience | Success | Scoop.it

Volkswagen shocked the world. The world’s largest automaker admitted to creating software that would deliberately generate false exhaust emission information on many of its popular cars. Making matters worse, Volkswagen’s top leadership seemed unsure about how to respond to the crisis as it threatened the company’s reputation, operations, and long-term strategy.

 


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, December 6, 2015 6:28 PM

Building resilience involves more than a single process, but requires attention to multiple activities. At Volkswagen, for example, learning might involve rethinking its leadership and operations, redirecting corporate strategy, and rebuilding its sagging reputation. Efforts to build resilience often focuses on four core areas:

 

  1. Operational resilience occurs when an organization maintains its production and learns to operate even when experiencing catastrophic failure.
  2. Strategic resilience happens when an organization adapts its strategy to changes in the environment, stakeholder interests, or emerging technology. 
  3. Managerial resilience surfaces from the know-how and decision-making skills of leaders. 
  4. Reputational resilience refers to an organization’s ability to learn from public failures or embarrassing revelations about the organization. 

 

All four areas of resilience require learning.

Eric Payne's curator insight, December 7, 2015 5:43 PM

Organizations should be building resilience before the crisis hits.  And as the article states "In the case of organizational leaders, the fundamental issues might involve returning to normal operations, generating review, or regaining reputation."

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5 Inevitable Career Setbacks That Will Help You Succeed Later In Life

5 Inevitable Career Setbacks That Will Help You Succeed Later In Life | Success | Scoop.it
If you're early in your career, you likely haven't faced many setbacks yet, but there are a lot of lessons in failure and hardship.

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David Hain's curator insight, November 19, 2015 11:52 AM

If you can see setbacks as learning opportunities, that's a great frame for life. Bring 'em on!

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What Can Meditation Do For Business

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The recent New York Times expose about Amazon touched a raw nerve.  There’s momentum building in the movement to provide paid leave on a broader scal
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70% of Time Could Be Used Better - How the Best CEOs Get the Most Out of Every Day

70% of Time Could Be Used Better - How the Best CEOs Get the Most Out of Every Day | Success | Scoop.it
First Round Partner Bill Trenchard on how the best CEOs in tech get the most out of their time.
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5 Surprisingly Easy Tips To Get Focused, Be Happier and More Productive

5 Surprisingly Easy Tips To Get Focused, Be Happier and More Productive | Success | Scoop.it
Welcome to September! As we re-focus our lives and businesses for the last part of the year - it can be helpful to have some fresh new productivity tips to

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How Successful People Beat Stress

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The ability to remain calm under pressure is a massive predictor of performance. Here are 10 proven strategies you can start using today to stay calm.
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Six Simple Sunday Habits To Set You Up For A Productive Week

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Go easy on those summer barbecues. Heavy eating on Sunday may sink you into a food coma you'll still be feeling on Monday.
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9 Reasons Why Hitting Rock Bottom Will Make You Stronger

9 Reasons Why Hitting Rock Bottom Will Make You Stronger | Success | Scoop.it

Maybe your business has failed or your venture gone off track. 


Maybe you were supposed to be the next Steve Jobs, but it's all gone bad. For whatever reason, you find yourself in a place you never imagined--rock bottom. But failure is not fatal and rock bottom is not forever, unless you make it so. There are very important lessons to learn when you've hit rock bottom. Here are nine of the most important:


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donhornsby's curator insight, June 27, 9:30 AM
I needed to read this today. I think you do as well.

(From the article):  Rock bottom can become the solid foundation on which you can rebuild your life. Whatever life gives you, even if it hurts a lot, be strong. Remember, strong walls may shake but they never collapse. You were given this life, this pain, this struggle, so work to keep yourself strong enough to make it through.
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Want to Be Happier? Ask Yourself This Question Every Morning

Want to Be Happier? Ask Yourself This Question Every Morning | Success | Scoop.it
Albert Einstein once said,

"The most important decision we make is whether we believe we live in a friendly or a hostile universe."

Is the world you live in hostile or friendly? How do you look at it? It's up to you to decide.

Every single day I make that decision.

I wake up and ask myself: "Do I live in a good world or a bad world?"

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To Stay Relevant, Your Company and Employees Must Keep Learning

To Stay Relevant, Your Company and Employees Must Keep Learning | Success | Scoop.it
The digital economy compels you.
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5 Failures You Need to Experience If You Want to Succeed In Life

5 Failures You Need to Experience If You Want to Succeed In Life | Success | Scoop.it

If you are too afraid of failure, you can't possibly do what needs to be done to be successful. Here’s what you need to be willing to fail at to succeed in life.


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Calming Your Brain During Conflict

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Conflict wreaks havoc on our brains. We are groomed by evolution to protect ourselves whenever we sense a threat. In our modern context, we don’t fight like a badger with a coyote, or run away like a rabbit from a fox. But our basic impulse to protect ourselves is automatic and unconscious.

 

Here are four steps to get out of “fight or flight" mode.

 

 


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Bettina Thompson's curator insight, December 29, 2015 6:51 PM

Excellent insight, advice  and 2016 goal:

To practice mindfulness in all interactions. 

Wishing this for all!

Seeking to soak the marrow out of the authentic good life - xo

The Life Sponge

Jerry Busone's curator insight, December 30, 2015 2:05 PM

Great tips for those difficult conversations 

Brenda Wadey's curator insight, January 5, 11:29 AM

as a recent adopter of mindfulness, this is an interesting article and practical guide. 

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6 Reasons You Should Try Something New and Scary Right Now

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When everything's going great is the best time to make major changes. Here's why.

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9 Powerful Ways Gratitude Can Change Your Life

9 Powerful Ways Gratitude Can Change Your Life | Success | Scoop.it

Although a lot of people are reminded to be thankful on Thanksgiving, gratitude shouldn't be reserved for special occasions. Showing just a little appreciation for what you have could greatly improve your life year-round. Here are nine powerful ways gratitude can change your life:


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, November 29, 2015 4:52 PM

Not only will gratitude affect the quality of your life, it may also change the length of it.

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The 7 Consistent Routines of Geniuses

The 7 Consistent Routines of Geniuses | Success | Scoop.it

1. They like going for long walks.

These people were all prone to the constitutional. They believed that it cleared their brains. Many of them, though, operated before the long walk was replaced by the StairMaster, the elliptical machine, and the, um, hike. It's understandable, therefore, that walking was one of their few options for exercise. It's known that Steve Jobs was and Mark Zuckerberg is partial to walks (and perhaps one of these two qualifies as a genius). But wouldn't it be lovely if there could be a few more beautifully sculpted geniuses for us to look up to?

2. They stop when they're on a roll.

This is profoundly un-American. Surely, you might think, they'd want more and more of their genius to pour out while they were feeling geniusy. But, no. They always want to leave something in reserve, perhaps to help them get on a roll the following day. The exception to this was Mozart, who apparently just couldn't help himself.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, October 13, 2015 6:50 PM

A recent book finds that Steve Jobs, Sigmund Freud, and many other exceptional people had several habits and preferences in common.

PremierInsightsLLC's curator insight, October 14, 2015 2:58 PM

All humans are innovators because we're wired to respond to change creating a better future. It's this response to the change, that leads to the innovation. Critical is that an innovation is only an innovation if it creates "wealth" in the present. Wealth can be anything that's an improvement over the current state of affairs. It can be money, longevity, etc. 

 

Steven Johnson, in his book  “Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation”, Steve Johnson, 2010, Riverhead Books New York. has a short list worth pondering for anyone wanting to know how to behave leading to more innovative outcomes.These are: 

The Adjacent Possible: First Order Combinations

Liquid Networks: The Goldie Locks Approach

The Slow Hunch: Ideas take time to develop into innovations

Serendipity: Taking advantage of events as they occur

Errors: A Special Gift to Ourselves

Exaptation and Diversity: Legos in Action

Platforms: Building on the Past, Creating the Future


This book is worth reading, especially if someone is "new" to becoming more innovative. 

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What Happened When One Swedish Town Mandated a 6-Hour Workday

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Fewer hours worked can mean more meaningful work completed.
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8 Core Beliefs of Extraordinary Bosses

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The best managers have a fundamentally different understanding of workplace, company, and team dynamics. See what they get right.
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5 Ways to Rise Above Your Toxic Workplace Culture

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A large portion of the modern workforce, it seems, may be working in less-than-stellar workplace situation.

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