Happiness—in your business life and your personal life—is often a matter of subtraction, not addition. Consider, for example, what happens when you stop doing the following things. Blaming
30 September 2010 By Josh Kaufman
11 May 2010 By Josh Kaufman This post contains my personal notes about the big ideas in Abby Marks-Beale’s 10 Days to Faster Reading .
It's easy to join. There are a million reasons to say no, but few reasons to stand up and say yes. No requires just one objection, one defensible reason to avoid change. No has many allies--anyone who fears the future or stands to benefit from the status quo.
Emotional intelligence ( EI ) is the ability to identify, assess, and control the emotions of oneself, of others, and of groups. It can be divided into ability EI and trait EI . Ability EI is usually measured using maximum performance tests and has stronger relationships with traditional intelligence, whereas trait EI is usually measured using self-report questionnaires and has stronger relationships with personality. Criticisms have centered on whether EI is a real intelligence and whether it has incremental validity over IQ and the Big Five personality traits . [ not in citation given ] [ 1 ]
To acquire a more positive attitude, all you really need is a more powerful vocabulary. Try these linguistic shifts. Getty 2,635 in Share Connect with Evernote:
by Tony Schwartz | 11:17 AM November 1, 2011 Myth #1: Multitasking is critical in a world of infinite demand. This myth is based on the assumption that human beings are capable of doing two cognitive tasks at the same time. We're not. Instead, we learn to move rapidly between tasks. When we're doing one, we're actually not even aware of the other.
by Paul Hammerness, MD, and Margaret Moore | 1:32 PM January 18, 2012 Next time you are sitting in a meeting, take a look around. The odds are high that you will see your colleagues checking screens, texting, and emailing while someone is talking or making a presentation. Many of us are proud of our prowess in multitasking , and wear it like a badge of honor.
At some point, most of us have to make a presentation. Does the notion fill you with dread? Or perhaps you comfortable with presenting, but often don’t know what to say, or how best to say it? Do you think you might get more sales, or get your way more often, if you could made better presentations? Making better presentations is a craft that can be learned. Let’s break the elements of a presentation down to an easy-to-use template.
Feb 09 2011 Making a great presentation is not easy. It’s something that requires hard work, thought and practice. And did I mention practice?
Fast Company wants you to have your best year yet in 2012; click for more advice and tips on how to work smarter, manage your career, and lead a more meaningful life. "You get up at what time?"
It can happen to even the most competent leaders. Your team members disengage or stop coming to meetings. They refuse to, or simply don't do, what you ask of them.
Even the most decisive manager can be thrown into despair when faced with a high-stakes matter. We make decisions every day without noticing, but a career-making (or breaking) challenge requires thought and deliberation. It's unlikely that a single approach will serve you every time. However, there are key factors you should consider to ensure you reach a sound conclusion.
My mother was a high school mathematics teacher and understood that kids learn best when learning is fun, so at a very young age she started teaching me math “tricks.” In the second grade she showed me how 9 times any number less than 10 was simply that number minus 1 concatenated with the sum of difference plus whatever it takes to get back to 9. For example, 9 x 8 is 8 minus 1 (7) concatenated with 9 minus 7 (2) — 72. I was hooked.
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