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Ellen Langer on the Value of Mindfulness in Business

Ellen Langer on the Value of Mindfulness in Business | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

Suppose you’re confined to a nursing home. You’re elderly, you’ve lost much of your mobility, and your faculties are deteriorating. Along comes a Harvard University social psychology professor named Ellen Langer who takes you away on a retreat, where everything is transformed into the way it looked and felt when you were 25. Radios with vacuum tubes play rockabilly and Perry Como, a hardcover copy of Ian Fleming’s Goldfinger sits on a Danish modern coffee table (the movie won’t be released for several years yet), the clothing is au courant for 1959, and the conversation covers recent events like Fidel Castro’s invasion of Havana. The staff treat you like you’re in the prime of physical health, making you carry your own suitcases upstairs even if you haven’t recently lifted anything nearly that heavy. You know, at some level, that this is all a fictional recreation. But as it comes alive around you, you find yourself paying attention to your environment in ways you haven’t done in years.


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A pioneer in mindfulness research says that companies can promote innovation and their own rejuvenation by setting the right context.
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Roger Francis's curator insight, March 16, 2016 3:40 AM
A pioneer in mindfulness research says that companies can promote innovation and their own rejuvenation by setting the right context.
rianne krielaart's curator insight, March 19, 2016 10:37 AM
A pioneer in mindfulness research says that companies can promote innovation and their own rejuvenation by setting the right context.
Terence R. Egan's curator insight, March 31, 2016 1:04 AM
A pioneer in mindfulness research says that companies can promote innovation and their own rejuvenation by setting the right context.
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7 Proven Ways to Get Ahead at Work

7 Proven Ways to Get Ahead at Work | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

Everyone wants to be recognized for doing a good job, to be able to earn promotions and raises and to move up the organization. However, the path isn't always clear, and sometimes we are our own worst enemies--standing in the way of our own success.


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A good list of ways to ensure that you get the recognition that you deserve.

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donhornsby's curator insight, March 16, 2015 9:28 AM

Give these 7 proven ways of getting ahead at work a try, and watch your career skyrocket.

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, March 17, 2015 3:06 AM

These seven proven ways are important for us because few of us are ready to speak out in meetings, few of us are ready to take up challenging work, few of us believe about showcasing our achievments and some of us don't take credit for exemplary work. In a world of cut throat competition, one has to speak out for oneself, and one has to step in before a totally unrelated person takes credit to a job done well!

Elías Manuel Sánchez Castañeda's curator insight, March 17, 2015 4:40 PM
The seven tips to share with us Peter Economy to achieve promotion at work I find very valuable. However I will complementary, and that promotions in real world does not always achieved only with good practice, consider the "dark side (the hidden chart) organizations", then I completed 7 with the following tips: + Identify as measured and rewards people in the organization, in some it is not done a good job but: to be "loyal and obedient" to the boss, being a lame boots, paid to cover up or participate in matters little ethical, strike up a relationship. If you find that your company is rewarded (promoted) for some (or all) of the above reasons, you have to make a decision, quit and find an organization that applies meritocracy, or stick to change the satuo quo or to adapt and use it, IS YOUR DECISION, ARE YOUR VALUES!
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Performance Management: We Won’t Fix the Problem by Ignoring It

Performance Management: We Won’t Fix the Problem by Ignoring It | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

To meet this goal, a performance management system must provide some way to determine how employees are performing relative to their co-workers. Yet there is currently a trend in HR to “fix” performance management by eliminating the use of methods that compare employees based on performance.


This makes no sense since this is the very thing senior business leaders want from performance management!

The 2 performance management methods:
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If we want to fix performance management, we must create methods that accurately classify employees based on past performance in a way that maximizes their future performance and retention.  Rating employees to fit a bell-curve distribution is nonsensical, but identifying your top 10% of performers makes a lot of sense.

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The Learning Factor's curator insight, August 5, 2014 7:49 PM

When I ask business leaders in large companies what they want from performance management systems, the answer usually includes “identify the top performers in the company.”

Ian Berry's curator insight, August 7, 2014 1:47 AM

Performance management like people management is dead. The question to ask of all performance systems Does our system inspire and make it simple for people to bring their best to their work? Any answer other than a resounding yes means system must be improved.

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Why Saying This Four-Letter Word Can Transform Your Productivity

Why Saying This Four-Letter Word Can Transform Your Productivity | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

Perfectionists are often reminded that "done is better than perfect." But it turns out there’s another reason we should all try to create more "done" moments in our workdays.

Saying the word done can help you get more accomplished on your to-do list. "Telling ourselves that we’re done creates not only an emotional reaction but a physiological response as well," says Leslie Sherlin, a psychologist, neuroperformance specialist, and the cofounder of the brain-training company SenseLabs.


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Learn to say 'Done' at the end of a task.

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Susan Bender Phelps's curator insight, April 14, 2015 8:16 PM

When we are mentoring someone who has a pattern of being overwhelmed, helping them to see that a task or project is done and declaring that it is done is a very powerful tool.

Vinícius Leite's curator insight, April 15, 2015 6:11 PM

Really help!!!!

wimi-teamwork.com's curator insight, April 19, 2015 5:48 PM

This article brings up something we could all use reminding of sometimes! 'Done is better than perfect'.

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New Harvard Research Reveals A Fun Way To Be More Successful

New Harvard Research Reveals A Fun Way To Be More Successful | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

We all want to be more successful.


But everything you read probably sounds like a lot of work. Isn’t there a scientifically proven method that’s a little more… fun? There is.

 

Shawn Achor is the bestselling author of The Happiness Advantage and for years at Harvard he studied exactly that: happiness.

 

He gave an extremely popular (and, in my opinion, the all time funniest) TED talk.


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Great talk  highlighting how focussing on the positive leads to greater success.

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Nelly Renard's curator insight, September 29, 2014 12:44 AM

The unicorn story: Prenez le temps de regarder cette vidéo drôle et pleine d'idées (et n'oubliez pas que vous pouvez afficher les sous-titres sur toutes les vidéos TED ;o)