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12 Powerful Habits I Have Stolen from Ultra Successful People

12 Powerful Habits I Have Stolen from Ultra Successful People | Productivity | Scoop.it
I’d like to share some of my recent powerful habits I’ve been developing and experimenting with that I have stolen from ultra successful people.
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This made me realize there is still so much improvement possible in my life...
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4 Ways Managers Can Reduce Pressure —

4 Ways Managers Can Reduce Pressure — | Productivity | Scoop.it
Being a manager brings with it a special kind of pressure. When you’re an individual contributor, there is pressure to be sure. But the pressure you face when it’s all you, feels less chaotic, more controllable than when you manage a team. As a contributor, you do good work - you do well, you do bad
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Beside the time horizon, creating a culture of trust (including decent expectation management) is key!
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Your Calendar Is a Mess – Habits of Introspection – Medium

Your Calendar Is a Mess – Habits of Introspection – Medium | Productivity | Scoop.it
Before you continue reading this, open your calendar and look at it. If you work at a big tech company, there’s an especially good chance it’s a bloody mess. It likely contains small windows of time…
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Basic but useful calendar tips
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How To Make Friday The Most Productive Day Of The Week

How To Make Friday The Most Productive Day Of The Week | Productivity | Scoop.it
Handled right, Fridays are a chance to invest in activities that pay dividends the rest of the week.
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Be intentional about your Fridays...
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Why You Can Focus in a Coffee Shop but Not in Your Open Office

Why You Can Focus in a Coffee Shop but Not in Your Open Office | Productivity | Scoop.it
Research suggests the problem isn’t the noise, but the interruptions.
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"The ideal space for focused work is not about freedom from noise, but about freedom from interruption"
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How To Overcome Lethargy And Become More Productive At Work

How To Overcome Lethargy And Become More Productive At Work | Productivity | Scoop.it
It's not easy to find ways To Overcome Lethargy And Become More Active At Workplace. Get to know how to Overcome this Problem and Begin To Kick Laziness and Procrastination out of your work vocabulary.
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10 Tricks To Immediately Make Your Day More Productive

10 Tricks To Immediately Make Your Day More Productive | Productivity | Scoop.it
Spinning your wheels? Try these tried and true ways of getting more done–now.
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Focus on getting the Right things done!
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Working From Home Makes You Happier and 'Massively' More Productive, According to Science

A company in Singapore made half its employees work from home for two years. The results will astound you.
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An excellent addition to the open space office!
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Google got it wrong. The open-office trend is destroying the workplace.

Google got it wrong. The open-office trend is destroying the workplace. | Productivity | Scoop.it
Workplaces need more walls, not fewer.
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Open offices have been called the most brain-unfriendly work environment...
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Psychology and Neuroscience Blow-Up the Myth of Effective Multitasking

Your days of believing you're good at multitasking are over. Turns out you've been fooling yourself.
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You knew most of this already - so why do you still multitask, switchtask, taskswitch or however you want to call it? Do 1 thing at a time!
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How to get better at the things you care about

How to get better at the things you care about | Productivity | Scoop.it
Working hard but not improving? You're not alone. Eduardo Briceño reveals a simple way to think about getting better at the things you do, whether that's work, parenting or creative hobbies. And he shares some useful techniques so you can keep learning and always feel like you're moving forward.
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What if, instead of spending our lives doing, doing, doing, performing, performing, performing, we spent more time exploring, asking, listening, experimenting, reflecting, striving and becoming?
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Why Soft Skills Mean Hard Results in Business

Why Soft Skills Mean Hard Results in Business | Productivity | Scoop.it
Have you ever learned how to roll with the punches or get along with others? It’s never too late to learn new tricks. Here are 5 steps you can take to sharpen your soft skills.
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And actually, schools based on 'the Leader in Me' (7 Habits) develop these skills!
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Buddhist Monk Breaks the Scales of Brain Activity While Meditating in a Laboratory - The Power of Ideas

Buddhist Monk Breaks the Scales of Brain Activity While Meditating in a Laboratory - The Power of Ideas | Productivity | Scoop.it
Mattheui Ricard is a writer and a photographer, but he is also a Buddhist Monk who has spent countless hours meditating. He describes meditation as exercise for the mind. He says it’s similar to weight lifting, because it helps your mind expand in awareness and positivity. In the video below, Ricard clears up some misconceptions …
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Includes '7 ways meditation changes your brain, according to science'
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Why Are We so Distracted All the Time? - 99U

Why Are We so Distracted All the Time? - 99U | Productivity | Scoop.it
Seeking out a mid-task distraction is our subtle way of avoiding life's more vexing questions.
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Two thirds of distractions are self-initiated...
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BBC - Capital - How cheating can help you reach your goals

BBC - Capital - How cheating can help you reach your goals | Productivity | Scoop.it
Your New Year’s resolutions have already fizzled out. Maybe you’ve been too strict?
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Less rigid means better results! Be realistic about it though...
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Surefire Tips for Taming Meeting Monsters | Smart Meetings

Surefire Tips for Taming Meeting Monsters | Smart Meetings | Productivity | Scoop.it
Argh! You have planned this meeting for two months and finally all the key players are here—well, except for the ones who are late! All you have to do is work through the agenda, get a decision made and your dream project is on its way. Suddenly, disaster strikes as strong “personalities” come int
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Choose your monsters and deal with them...
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How To Make Friday The Most Productive Day Of The Week

How To Make Friday The Most Productive Day Of The Week | Productivity | Scoop.it
Handled right, Fridays are a chance to invest in activities that pay dividends the rest of the week.
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Be intentional about your Fridays...
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Foods That Cause Stress: 5 You Should Avoid

Foods That Cause Stress: 5 You Should Avoid | Productivity | Scoop.it
Find out why reducing your intake of these foods that cause stress can make a world of difference!
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Why Your Morning Routine Isn't Working, and How to Fix it

Why Your Morning Routine Isn't Working, and How to Fix it | Productivity | Scoop.it
The idea of waking up early, sitting down to breakfast, and writing a few pages in a journal sounds great. But in practice, it rarely works out so cleanly. After a while, you start sleeping in a little more. Then you skip writing, because you’re in a rush to beat traffic. And who has time for breakfast, anyway?
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Create habits that work for you and be proactive about the obstacles you will run into...
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Getting Change to Stick!

Getting Change to Stick! | Productivity | Scoop.it
Are you have trouble sticking to new behaviors? Read this post for some tips.
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Sound advice, supported by other authors. Anticipating on pitfalls is a strong one!
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9 Reasons That Open-Space Offices Are Insanely Stupid

It's time to stop the insanity. Here's why open-plan offices are a complete failure, and why you'll benefit from getting rid of them.
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Some call it 'the most brain-unfriendly work environment'...
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Your Smartphone Is Making You Stupid

Your Smartphone Is Making You Stupid | Productivity | Scoop.it
You lock yourself in a study room on the second floor of your college’s library, surrounded by dusty tomes and people who just love making out, and proceed to work on your graduate thesis. Unfortunately, you didn’t get rid of the biggest distraction to your studying: your smartphone. Turning it off might keep you from being distracted, but you’re better off throwing it out the window.
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Nice one: "Smartphone-induced brain drain"
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Meet the people who’ve stopped emailing

Meet the people who’ve stopped emailing | Productivity | Scoop.it
Step away from the laptop: why ignoring your email might be your best productivity move yet. They’ve done it and some have even—gasp—returned to the phone.
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Higher email use is associated with lower levels of productivity and higher levels of stress...
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The Busier You Are, the More You Need Quiet Time

The Busier You Are, the More You Need Quiet Time | Productivity | Scoop.it
It’s essential for strategic thinking.
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Generating good ideas and quality work products requires something all too rare in modern life: quiet.
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20 Life-Changing Books You Must Add to Your List for 2017

20 Life-Changing Books You Must Add to Your List for 2017 | Productivity | Scoop.it
Every book on this list has the power to change your life.
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I agree with the advice 'read books that go beyond just business' but there's very little novels in the list. Read Kafka, Proust, Orwell!
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