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TODAY’S LEADERSHIP MANTRA: Shortage.

TODAY’S LEADERSHIP MANTRA: Shortage. | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

The shortage is the enemy of performance!

The thought of the shortage and what it causes, such as fear, anxiety or other negative feelings like this are poison to the existence and performance...


Read more: http://martingysler.com/2012/02/01/todays-leadership-mantra-shortage/

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How To Be The Best At Everything You Do

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“Be The Best – At Everything You Do”


Every single time I’ve said this to someone, they come back with an argument:

 

“But how can I be the best in the world at everything? Or even anything?”

 

I then explain and clarify: “I never said ‘best in the world’. I only said ‘be the best’.“

 

So, what’s the difference?

 

One is comparing yourself with everyone else in your universe, and engaging in a futile struggle to be ‘better’ than them. The other is only looking within at yourself – and asking “Did I give it my all? Could I have done more?”

 

Look, in the ultimate analysis, there is only so much you, me, or anybody else can do. We all come with our built-in limitations, restrictions and boundaries. No matter how eager and determined he is, a man without legs cannot win the world high jump competition, and a lady without eyesight can’t shoot brilliant world-class photographs...

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Benefits of Simplicity to Productivity

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Benefits of Simplicity to Productivity is an article that defines the advantages of keeping things simple and maintaining focus, in order to be more productive. It explains why you can increase productivity by doing less.

 

Simplicity is often perceived as boring, unattractive and unremarkable. Majority of people want something striking and complicated.

 

But as Leonardo da Vinci has said, Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.


Different to the common belief, simplicity is not boring, unattractive or unremarkable. In fact, simplicity represents elegance and complexity...

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What do you have to do to be perceived as a leader?

What do you have to do to be perceived as a leader? | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

Speak first. Speak often. Psyblog brings the answers:


Crucially, though, the study showed that not only did a leader's dominant behaviour of itself encourage others to see that person as competent, but this was true even though their suggestions to the group were no better, or even worse than others. In reality the leaders did not always make the best contribution to the task, but their voices were usually heard first and most often...

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How to Increase Self-discipline: 5 steps to self-mastery

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Today I have a great guest blog for you, Mark Tyrell shares excellent advice on self-discipline. Hope you like it, and don’t forget to explore Mark’s website: Hypnosis Downloads.


Once a wise man asked another man: “Can you keep a secret?” The other man eagerly replied that he could: “Then observe!” said the wise man: “So can I”

 

Personal self control can make the difference between a life well lived with plans and dreams realized and a sense of regret and waste.

 

Research stretching back years showed that children as young as four who could exert self discipline by controlling an impulse to have a sweet now so that they could have two sweets later (1) were more likely to have successful happy lives as adults. Self discipline doesn’t just make us successful it makes us happy it seems.

 

But self discipline isn’t just about the lottery of genetically inherited luck; something we’re either born with or not. We can all learn to control even master our immediate wants and impulses. So how do you do this? How can you purposefully strengthen your self discipline?...

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Martin Gysler's comment, September 7, 2011 1:00 PM
Ce qui compte ce n'est pas le passé... c'est le maintenant et le comment l’on se relève! Il a celles et ceux qui pleurnichent pendant des décennies et il y a les autres qui rebondissent au risque de retomber un jour... je suis certain que tu fais partie de la deuxième catégorie! Let's go to the success Régine ;)
Regine Schmidhalter's comment, September 7, 2011 3:08 PM
Merci pour tes encouragements :-)
Martin Gysler's comment, September 7, 2011 5:52 PM
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10 things you need to do to be supremely productive

10 things you need to do to be supremely productive | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it
We live in a busy world. Whether you’re looking around online or off, there’s “stuff” going on all around us. Some of us are trying to keep up and some of us aren’t. Either way, both parties are inevitably going to miss out on some of this “stuff” I’m alluding to. And that’s because we all need to look at not only why we’re missing out, but how we can avoid missing out on as much as we do. This is when levels of personal productivity come into play.

So, how do you “level up” your personal productivity? Well, here are 10 things that you need to do to be supremely productive.
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27 Productivity Killers: Why Nothing Ever Gets Done!

27 Productivity Killers: Why Nothing Ever Gets Done! | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

There is always more to do than time in which to do it. And the more you take on, the more there is to do. You finish one task and six more pop out of no where; it never ends. To toss a major understatement at you - you need to invest your time wisely and that means being productive.

 

Yes, the dreaded 'P' word. Easier said than done, that's for sure. Sometimes, you just aren’t productive. You want to be, but things seem to never get done.

 

Here’s why...

 

What Kills Productivity?
There are only a few broad reasons why your productivity could be suffering. I’ll talk about all the specific instances in a moment, but let’s start with a high-level look:...

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18 Minutes : Find Your Focus, Master Distraction and Get the Right Things Done

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An interesting approach for those who have some difficulties to focus on its key objectives ... short and useful!

 

This is the third day in a row where I’ve started no less than three activities within 10 minutes and made little progress on any of them. I am distracted. I am frustrated, and I falling behind.


That’s the moment that I glance at my nightstand and see the book “18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done” buried under a pile of books and I bring it to the top of the pile. ”A-ha!” I think, “This is exactly what I need to get back on track!”

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Four Procrastination Myths Debunked

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This article debunks four common procrastination myths we often tell ourselves in order to avoid doing the hard work that needs to be done.

 

There are less than one hundred days left in 2011.
If you have a backlog of projects that you meant to work on this year, but which you haven’t gotten around to, it’s very likely that procrastination is the culprit.


Timothy Pychyl, Ph.D., creator of the popular web site procrastination.ca, is one of the world’s foremost experts on procrastination. Dr. Pychyl defines procrastination as “the needless, often irrational, voluntary delay of an intended task”. That is, you intend to work on a task but you go off and start working on something else which you know is not as important, and which doesn’t need to get done right away...

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Persuasion Skills: How to Get What You Want

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Last week I was at the grocery store when my three-year old toddler asked, “Daddy, I want that chocolate ice cream.” I suppose it was more a demand than a question. When I refused to put the chocolate ice cream in our cart, he quickly turned up his volume by about 100 decibels, and made his demand again. The last thing I wanted was to create a scene at the grocery store, so I gave in and placed the ice cream in the cart. He was very persuasive.

 

If you’re not a toddler, then screaming at the top of your lungs would probably not be very effective. But whether you want to admit it, we persuade people on a daily basis. In fact, we have to persuade people quite often to get what we want. I want you to read this article, so I started out with a relatable anecdote about persuasion to get you hooked. Did it persuade you to continue reading? If you want to upgrade your own persuasion skills, keep reading!...

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Mind Tools - Management Training, Leadership Training and Career Training

Mind Tools - Management Training, Leadership Training and Career Training | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it
An amazing website to improve your Leadership skills!

Explore the Toolkit

The full Mind Tools toolkit contains more than 600 management, career and thinking skills. Use the buttons below to start exploring them.
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Team Working: 14 Ways To Boost Team Performance

We all know that teams have great potential to deliver great results. Sadly, despite this conceptual understanding, realising that potential is much more of a challenge. So if you are on or leading a team, here are 14 ways in which you might boost performance.

1. Make sure the team has clarity around the result or outcome to be achieved. Vaguely specified outcomes mean that the team wastes potentially productive time trying to figure out what they are doing.
2. Get everyone heading in the same direction. Team performance, and particularly higher level performance, relies on a strong degree of alignment.
3. Make sure that your decision making process is clear and transparent. People might prefer their ideas to be taken on board all of the time and at the same time they are realistic. By the same token, if decision processes are transparent, people are more likely to support them
4. Make sure that they have the resources that are needed to get the result you want. By resources I mean three things: manpower, materials and money.
5. Provide good leadership. The team leader makes a huge difference and sets the tone for the team, so choose wisely...
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