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What Successful People Do With The First Hour Of Their Work Day

What Successful People Do With The First Hour Of Their Work Day | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
Many successful people schedule themselves a kind of grown-up home room at the start of every day. You should too--here's how.
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John Michel's curator insight, January 4, 2014 11:53 AM

What do you do with the first hour of your workday to increase productivity and reduce stress?

buket's curator insight, January 4, 2014 1:32 PM

"If you do the worst thing on your plate first thing in the morning, the rest of the day is a cake walk." ( Brian Tracy, Eat that Frog) I keep a daily to-do list and outline the tasks of the day. If I think on paper, I can motivate myself better. Then, I keep reviewing my list :) Time management is another important  factor for me. I try to keep my list manageable, so it doesn't have to be very long. If I have enough time, a 45- minute morning walk  can make a great difference at the beginning of my day.

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Why Collaboration Is Crucial To Success

Why Collaboration Is Crucial To Success | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
Cooperating with your competitors might have been counterintuitive years ago but today it's a necessity for a successful business.
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Something I agree with wholeheartedly.

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Girls' brains reorganize earlier, may explain their faster maturity - Medical News Today

Girls' brains reorganize earlier, may explain their faster maturity - Medical News Today | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
Girls' brains reorganize earlier, may explain their faster maturity Medical News Today As we grow older, our brains reorganize themselves, pruning and streamlining nerve fiber linkages to reduce overall network connectivity while selectively...
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This one might make your head spin a bit, but science often hurts.

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Leading a Values Revolution in Your Workplace | Switch and Shift

Leading a Values Revolution in Your Workplace | Switch and Shift | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
If you’re leading people today, you have the problems of employee dissatisfaction and values misalignment described in my previous three posts in some measure, and it makes you vulnerable.
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Yesterday we talked about culture turnarounds in business.  But what is culture without a set of values?  

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10 bizarre objects found in 'cool' offices

10 bizarre objects found in 'cool' offices | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
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This week it's time to lighten things up a bit on WBL.  Here's some cool stuff found in some pretty cool businesses.  What's in your office?

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Reframe Your Goals by What You Want to Feel, Not Accomplish

Reframe Your Goals by What You Want to Feel, Not Accomplish | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
You might know how to achieve your goals, but that doesn't mean your goals are correct for you in the first place.
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This might be a bit to, how shall I say it, 'fru fru" but it has some worth for those of us trying to examine how our brains help us make sense of this world.

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The Surprising Science Behind What Music Does To Our Brains

The Surprising Science Behind What Music Does To Our Brains | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
You're probably listening to music in your headphones at work right now. Whether you are powering through your to-do list or brainstorming creative...

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Irene Anderson's curator insight, December 18, 2013 9:47 AM

Personality Type seems to be everywhere these days, now a study on personality traits (different from type) and the music we listen to. I love Jazz, makes sense with my preference for extraverted intuiting (MBTI)

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5 Powerful Exercises To Increase Your Mental Strength - Forbes

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5 Powerful Exercises To Increase Your Mental Strength
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Psychology often discusses mental health — but what's not often discussed is a clear definition of mental strength.

Via John Michel
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So you're at the top of your corporate game.  You rise before dawn, do a thousand crunches, yanked fifty pull-ups, and squated the equivalent weight of your BMW run five miles,  all before you sit in that beauty for your morning commute.  You're big, strong, looking tight and chiseled.  But what about your mental strength?  Have you ever excercised that muscle before getting to work?  Hmmm..

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John Michel's curator insight, December 4, 2013 5:54 AM

Developing mental strength is a work in progress. There is always room for improvement, and at times this will seem more difficult than at other times. Reflecting upon your progress can reinforce your ability to reach your definition of success while living according to your values.

Sara Picken-Brown's curator insight, December 5, 2013 6:08 PM

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Annette Swann's curator insight, December 21, 2013 3:51 AM

I like the article's distinction of "productive" thoughts (rather than "positive thoughts")

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Leadership Takes a Deep Breath | Strategic Monk.com

Leadership Takes a Deep Breath | Strategic Monk.com | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
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"It is a terrible burden to be so essential, and so busy. There is never enough time to be really prepared, never enough time to really evaluate. There is never enough time to be thoughtful, never enough time even to take a deep breath."

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John Michel's curator insight, December 10, 2013 10:10 PM

The leaders who inspire me recognize they need time to breathe. They appreciate that the deep work they do to know their true selves strengthens their leadership..

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New imaging technology can 'see' you thinking - MIT News

New imaging technology can 'see' you thinking - MIT News | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
New imaging technology can 'see' you thinking
MIT News
... allows inspection of just 10 or so biomolecules in 3-D.
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The inner geek in me is smiling as I read this article.  The musings of Philip K. Dick aside, this is awesome science.

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Mastering the Art of Sparking Connections

Mastering the Art of Sparking Connections | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
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I've never been to Spark Camp, but I want one for Christmas.

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Five Leadership Paradoxes From Nelson Mandela

Five Leadership Paradoxes From Nelson Mandela | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
Last Thursday, our world lost one of its most influential leaders. Nelson Mandela, one of the her...
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I'm not done extoling the virtues of this man's life. Here's a quick look at some lessons to be learned from "Madiba"  as leaders.

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10 Great Leadership Quotes From Nelson Mandela - Joseph Lalonde

10 Great Leadership Quotes From Nelson Mandela - Joseph Lalonde | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
The world lost a great man when Nelson Mandela passed away. Learn 10 leadership lessons this man knew through his quotes.
Bill Palladino - MLUI's insight:

The world lost one of the most influential leaders in modern history yesterday.  It is rare that the death of an individual brings so much emotion to people around the world.  Madiba, we'll miss you.

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Jeanne Legare's curator insight, December 6, 2013 9:45 AM

In honor of the life Nelson Mandela lived - 10 leadership quotes attributed to the man.

Michael Wilcox's curator insight, December 13, 2013 5:30 PM

Inspriational leadership quotes from such a great man who enacted soo much change around the world

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Leadership: the top five stories of 2013 - The Guardian

Leadership: the top five stories of 2013 - The Guardian | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
The Guardian
Leadership: the top five stories of 2013
The Guardian
And we need pioneering leaders if the sustainability movement is to be steered in the right direction.
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A good end-of-year roundup of leadership stories from 2013.  

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The Advanced Apes | Computers Inspired by the Human Brain

The Advanced Apes | Computers Inspired by the Human Brain | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
Humans have always recognized parallels between the operations of biological brains and the operations of computer systems. These parallels were so readily apparent because, even from the earliest days of automated ...
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Speculative fiction (and sci-fi) aside, this is some pretty cool stuff.

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12 Behaviors of a Transformational Leader

12 Behaviors of a Transformational Leader | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
What types of leaders are there in businesses? What type of leader transforms an enterprise into a social enterprise? What characteristics should this leader have?
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Consider transformation in your business.  How do you get there?  How do you start?  And what do you need as a leader to make it all happen?

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There’s No Such Thing as a Culture Turnaround

There’s No Such Thing as a Culture Turnaround | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
Cultures can only evolve. ("There’s No Such Thing as a Culture Turnaround" http://t.co/1op1C7tslh #Leadership #Career #Entrepreneurship)
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In my change management and innovation courses I've always used the metaphor of culture being a lot like a huge flywheel.  Once that thing's headed in a direction (right or wrong) it's impossible to turn it around on a dime without destroying the very thing its powering in the first place.  Culture takes time, care, and intention to change.

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Leading Through Uncertainty - Guest Post from Jennifer Olney

Leading Through Uncertainty - Guest Post from Jennifer Olney | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
Leaders today find themselves in many challenging external and internal situations. It is our responsibility as leaders to help our people navigate through these challenges as they arise. Our abili...
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It's the first I've seen Jennifer Olney's blog ELUMN8.  Well here's to her!  Nice post on how to lead through uncertain times.  Anyone think these times we're in are certain?

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Leadership senses

Leadership senses | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
I love to get out on the road whenever I can on two wheels. Not in Lycra you understand. I prefer an engine to propel me a long the lanes. A couple of minutes after leaving my driveway I am deep in...
Bill Palladino - MLUI's insight:

Here's a solid personal look at how to approach your own leadership needs and style. 


"How can leaders be effective in their role if they are so disconnected from the reality of organisational life?  I heard one executive mention that he stayed connected by walking through the building everyday on his way to and from the underground car park."


I've heard execs say they stay in touch by letting their managers do the walking around!

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How to Lead When Employees Don't Want to Follow

How to Lead When Employees Don't Want to Follow | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
Are the troops pushing back on your solutions to problems? Learn four ways to overcome their resistance.
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Is there a counterforce at work in your business?  Does it feel like each time you make a move in a given direction there are many pushing back?  This article from Inc takes a look at what you can do to turn that resistance around.

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Eyes are better at mental snapshots than cameras, study suggests - CNN

Eyes are better at mental snapshots than cameras, study suggests - CNN | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.uk Eyes are better at mental snapshots than cameras, study suggests CNN It underscores the point that there are different ways that the brain processes information: At an automatic level, by taking pictures, and at a more meaningful...
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This is a great observation about how people and groups experience the world today.  For years in my workshops I've included a game that involves individual's memories, combining to make a complete scene.  If we'd provide for our current culture, we'd get 50 of the same photograph rather than many intuited experiences.

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I Lived a Day According to Ben Franklin’s Schedule and It Changed My Life

I Lived a Day According to Ben Franklin’s Schedule and It Changed My Life | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
Long before to-do-list apps existed Benjamin Franklin was providing us with a daily schedule for success.

Via Alessandro Rea
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We could all use a little more Ben in our lives.

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5 Signs You Have High Emotional Intelligence

5 Signs You Have High Emotional Intelligence | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
A hard look at your emotional skills and weaknesses is the first step to improving EQ, which is highly correlated with business success.Just how important is high emotional intelligence to business success?
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All of us in the management/HR/leadership realm talk about emotional intelligence.  But how do we guage its existence?

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Mark McGregor's curator insight, December 10, 2013 3:06 PM

Emotional Intelligence is important to develop as a good leader and coach.  Great article on indicators, with link to more information

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On Leadership: From Washington to Mandela - Huffington Post

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On Leadership: From Washington to Mandela
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Through political activism, 27 years in jail, and a studied pragmatic leadership, Mandela accomplished what many thought was impossible: a new democratic South Africa.
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Mandela's impact as a global leader has been profound.  So I won't apologize for the frequent posts to his regard this week.  

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Clinton: Mandela's example 'went way beyond political leadership'

Clinton: Mandela's example 'went way beyond political leadership' | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
Recalling Nelson Mandela as a “profoundly good man” and “great friend,” former President Bill Clinton said Friday that the South African leader “set an example for how to live that went way beyond political leadership to the core of what life should …...
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"Then, Mandela told him: “I realized they could take everything, even my life, except my mind and my heart. Those things I would have to give away, and I decided not to give them away ... Neither should you.”"

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