Tag Archives: Managing yourself

  • Charisma 101

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    This video has the results of interesting research on how you can learn charisma: Embrace imperfections Don’t be a conversational narcissist Gush don’t gossip (watch out for “spontaneous trait transference”) show your hands above the table (they rate you as trustworthy if they can see your hands gaze deeply in their eyes (notice their eye colour)

  • Meaning makes you happy

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    It’s not just about doing what you love, it’s about doing what makes your life meaningful. The short version is you need to: Belong to a group Give your work purpose Craft your story: End it with redemption, not contamination, and become the superhero of your life. Find Transcendence: Nature is big. Your problems are […]

  • Assertive works

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    My client, Anne, would say to her manager “Oh that’s a real problem, I am having difficulty with that”. She thought that was asking for help. When her manager didn’t respond with help, Anne felt slighted. Once she worked out that she’d been using a passive communication technique she could retrospectively evaluate other times when […]

  • Take more breaks earlier (and you’ll need fewer breaks)

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    Ya just gotta take a break! See why and how. Some gems: take breaks earlier in the day when you don’t need them, and you don’t need to have longer. make sure that what you do when you take a break uses different mental resources than what you’re doing all day (don’t go from analysing […]

  • Secrets to emotional resilience

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    Emotional resilience gets you through life’s hardest challenges. If you’re going through a hard time at work (or at home), maybe there are some gems in here to help you. Remember, doing the same things and expecting different results is just the definition of insanity. Try something new. Here’s what a study of the most […]

  • Kill Bad Habits

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    It’s one thing to have a bad habit. But if you’re a procrastinator, a gum-chewer, a chocolate addict or a late sleeper how can you make the change you want easily? This Is The Lazy Way To Kill Bad Habits: 8 Secrets From Research gives you some excellent and easy things to do.

  • It’s the people around you

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    It’s hard not to just add every single post by Eric Barker to my blog. So if you want a great weekly email, subscribe to Barking up the wrong tree. In this one, he quotes Nicholas Christakis of Yale. Nicholas explains the secret of being lazy and still being happy in his TED talk (It’s […]