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15 Ways to Stop Procrastinating Right Now

15 Ways to Stop Procrastinating Right Now | Teaching Business Communication and Workplace Issues | Scoop.it

Putting it off until "later" is not something uncommon we say to ourselves, especially when Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest are a click away. But when it comes to work, procrastination definitely has some expensive costs.


"The U.S. gross national product would probably rise by $50 billion if the icon and sound that notify people of new email disappeared," Piers Steel, an associate professor at the University of Calgary told the Associated Press. . .


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How to Be More Confident at Work

How to Be More Confident at Work | Teaching Business Communication and Workplace Issues | Scoop.it

There are many reasons you can lack confidence at work. Maybe you’re in a job that requires skills you don’t have, or you’re less experienced than anyone around you.


Or you’re new to the company and feel uneasy about your ability to succeed. Or you feel threatened by colleagues, fear losing your job, or are simply too hard on yourself. Public humiliation and errors in judgment can also do the trick. . .

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16 Signs That You're A Narcissist

16 Signs That You're A Narcissist | Teaching Business Communication and Workplace Issues | Scoop.it

Narcissists are hard to deal with. They're vain, extremely selfish, and typically don't have the mental capacity to think beyond their own needs.


But they can also be great leaders. . .


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Julian Baggini: Is There a Real You?

Julian Baggini: Is There a Real You? | Teaching Business Communication and Workplace Issues | Scoop.it

What makes you, you? Is it how you think of yourself, how others think of you, or something else entirely?


At TEDxYouth@Manchester, Julian Baggini draws from philosophy and neuroscience to give a surprising answer.

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How Positive Thinking Can Improve Your Focus and Creativity

How Positive Thinking Can Improve Your Focus and Creativity | Teaching Business Communication and Workplace Issues | Scoop.it

Our brains are pretty easily distracted, especially with all the emails, texts, and other data flying at us constantly.


The good news, Harvard Business Review says, is we can train our brain to be more focused and productive—by improving our emotional balance. . .

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14 Easy Ways to Get Yourself Motivated

14 Easy Ways to Get Yourself Motivated | Teaching Business Communication and Workplace Issues | Scoop.it

It's getting toward the end of the year, so with the holidays in sight, I thought it appropriate to give you all a little gift: a column that I guarantee will make you more more successful in the coming year.


Here are 14 quick strategies to get and keep yourself motivated:


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Five Ways to Enhance Your Emotional Intelligence

Five Ways to Enhance Your Emotional Intelligence | Teaching Business Communication and Workplace Issues | Scoop.it

When people think of intelligence, they normally think IQ test, which measures math, logic and verbal skills. 


But it turns out there’s another kind of intelligence that’s vital to your brain health and the wellbeing of those close to you: Emotional intelligence (EI). There are many measures of EI. . .

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MARK CUBAN: There's Only One Thing In Life You Can Control: Your Own Effort

MARK CUBAN: There's Only One Thing In Life You Can Control: Your Own Effort | Teaching Business Communication and Workplace Issues | Scoop.it

There's only one thing you can control in your life--your own effort. So if you want to give yourself and your company the best chance of success, work harder. . .


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Find Out If You Are Holding Yourself Back

Find Out If You Are Holding Yourself Back | Teaching Business Communication and Workplace Issues | Scoop.it

It's easy to find lots of excuses for not doing, being and having what we want in our life. Typically, we blame others or the circumstances we find ourselves in.


Often, we need look no further than the mirror to discover what is holding us back.

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Instead of Killing Your Productivity with Multi-tasking, Try "Set Shifting"

Instead of Killing Your Productivity with Multi-tasking, Try "Set Shifting" | Teaching Business Communication and Workplace Issues | Scoop.it

Most of us multi-task because it gives us this false perception that we're managing our time effectively.


But research shows that your brain can't efficiently perform two or more tasks at the same time so you should never multi-task when trying to learn something new. . .


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Top 100 Personal Development Blogs

Top 100 Personal Development Blogs | Teaching Business Communication and Workplace Issues | Scoop.it

Personal development can affect all aspects of your life, from controlling your negative thoughts to gaining the self-confidence to excel at work.


If you’re in need of some inspiration to get you on the right road to improving yourself, the Internet is full of blogs that can offer guidance, advice and support to aid you in your journey. We’ve brought together 100 here, in no particular order.

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All Things Workplace: Got A Jerk In Your Work Life? Read This

All Things Workplace: Got A Jerk In Your Work Life? Read This | Teaching Business Communication and Workplace Issues | Scoop.it

I've worked with individual executives and groups for more than 25 years on "How To Deal With Difficult People."


It sounds kind of grim but is really a lot of fun. Why? Because everyone has someone who "bugs" them.

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Here's the Best Way to Cope with That Endless To-Do List

Here's the Best Way to Cope with That Endless To-Do List | Teaching Business Communication and Workplace Issues | Scoop.it

Why is it that between 25 and 50 per cent of people report feeling overwhelmed or burned out at work?


It's not just the number of hours we're working, but also the fact that we spend too many continuous hours juggling too many things at the same time. . .


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Procrastinating at Work? Maybe You’re Overwhelmed

Procrastinating at Work? Maybe You’re Overwhelmed | Teaching Business Communication and Workplace Issues | Scoop.it

You’re always putting things off at work. But experts say there are ways to overcome the habit, even in an age of more expectations, less time and fewer resources. . .

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5 Productivity Habits That Will Rock Your World

5 Productivity Habits That Will Rock Your World | Teaching Business Communication and Workplace Issues | Scoop.it

A common goal is to become more organized or productive, and a common complaint is that it is more of a challenge than first anticipated.


We all have our personal challenges; there are things we know we should do but simply don’t. Tasks that we ought to do but simply don’t want to. Habits that we want to implement but struggle to apply. Techniques we know we will benefit from, but somehow there never seems to be the time, the discipline or the commitment to follow through. . .

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11 Goal Hacks: How to Achieve Anything

11 Goal Hacks: How to Achieve Anything | Teaching Business Communication and Workplace Issues | Scoop.it

We're all familiar with the nuts and bolts of goal-setting. We should set specific, challenging goals, use rewards, record progress and make public commitments (if you're not familiar with these then check out this article on how to reach life goals).


So how come we still fail?


This psychological research suggests why and what mindsets should help us reach our goals.

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15 Tips 0n Becoming More Powerful

15 Tips 0n Becoming More Powerful | Teaching Business Communication and Workplace Issues | Scoop.it

Desire for power is a basic human instinct. But few people achieve it — or at least a great deal of it.In his book "Power: Why Some People Have It — And Others Don't," Stanford business professor Jeffrey Pfeffer tells us why we should want it, and how to go about getting it.


Most of us willingly give up power, or ruin our chances of ever getting it by never even trying (it's called the self-handicapping principal).

Here are the best takeaways from Pfeffer's book.

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Change the Way You Deal with Anger

Change the Way You Deal with Anger | Teaching Business Communication and Workplace Issues | Scoop.it

Anger is an important emotion. It informs us that we are thinking or behaving in ways that are not in our highest good.


You may have been taught that other people's behavior causes your anger, but this is generally not true. . .

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Understanding Why We Keep Secrets

Understanding Why We Keep Secrets | Teaching Business Communication and Workplace Issues | Scoop.it

This is our ode to our humanity, our wellness, our intelligence.


This is our ode to our secrets.


We all think we have secrets; actually, they have us.

The number-one reason people keep secrets or lie is to "keep the peace." We hold onto secrets to keep other people happy, safe, set in their vision of the world, and in their vision of us. . .


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Seven Ways to Conquer Indecision

Seven Ways to Conquer Indecision | Teaching Business Communication and Workplace Issues | Scoop.it

At key junctures of the evolution of a business, a previously decisive leader, can suddenly become indecisive due to the intrusion of emotional rather than logical thought processes.

 

This can lead to the business suffering from paralysis by analysis, an over-reliance on external advisors or the onset of various levels of anxiety amongst management team members.

 

This excellent article provides seven suggestions to follow to conquer indecisiveness if it strikes in your business.


Via Daniel Watson
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60 Inconvenient Personal Development Truths

60 Inconvenient Personal Development Truths | Teaching Business Communication and Workplace Issues | Scoop.it

Here are 60 practical tips for productive living


Via Barb Jemmott
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Top 100 Personal Development Blogs

Top 100 Personal Development Blogs | Teaching Business Communication and Workplace Issues | Scoop.it

Personal development can affect all aspects of your life, from controlling your negative thoughts to gaining the self-confidence to excel at work.


If you’re in need of some inspiration to get you on the right road to improving yourself, the Internet is full of blogs that can offer guidance, advice and support to aid you in your journey. We’ve brought together 100 here, in no particular order.

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Bovée & Thill: Real-Time Updates

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Get daily automatic updates, including videos, PowerPoints, PDFs, podcasts, and articles, chapter-by-chapter, for each of Bovee and Thill's textbooks. For adopters only.


Only Bovee & Thill provide this unique service. It is is not available for any other textbooks on the market today.

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