Tag Archives: Getting what you want

  • Breathe, unplug, daydream… to be more productive

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    You can be more productive than you are. Here are two different ends of the spectrum: some holistic solutions and a few more practical. Which one appeals to you more? This Inc article offers 5 Tips for Increased Productivity through Mindfulness. They are: Take five to breathe Download a meditation app. Uni-task Let your mind wander […]

  • Psychopaths abound

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    So you thought your boss was difficult. Is he or she actually a psychopath? Read about the high percentage of psychopaths in senior corporate life here. Then if you’re interested on dealing with it: read my article on the things your CEO won’t tell you about corporate politics here. how to deal with passive-aggressive people […]

  • Hate Small Talk? Questions to help you work a room

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    You’re at a work event or a networking event. Or your partner’s event. You have to stay. You need to talk to strangers about stuff. Here’s some stuff to talk about! Hate Small Talk? These 5 Questions Will Help You Work Any Room Make Friends, Not Contacts: 5 Tips for Networking Networking isn’t sleazing How […]

  • You’re hijacked

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    Pause for Thought: Your attention is your most valuable resource, and it’s being hijacked by technology companies. Tech companies (facebook, youtube, snapchat, ted) are scheduling our lives for us by steering the time lines of a billion people (insane! the influence in that is incredible). Watch this video from TED. Here are some of the points […]

  • Get more from those TED Videos

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    If you like me watch a lot of videos, you’ll be interested in this research on how to make the most of learning from the video medium. The essence of the concept is to set yourself a series of pre-questions. Then watch with answering those questions in mind. Some generic ones you may find useful […]

  • Leverage your technical experts

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    Are you getting the most out of your technical expert consulting teams? Your data scientists, data analysts, market researchers, the trusted advisors who give your business its edge? How can you leverage your technical experts and stop making these mistakes? See here’s the thing: people are tricky. Way trickier than data. And the smarter they […]

  • Presence and Voice

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    Just the way that you speak can give an impression of true presence.  Your voice hits subconscious/unconscious buttons in the brain and make you credible, real, committed, or conversely incredible, funny or sad. Laura Sicola contends that part of why no one remembers names is because we don’t say our names properly when we’re introduced. […]

  • Tactics to Influence: Get what you want!

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    You want to get what you want. If you don’t already have it then what you’re doing is not going to get it for you. You know that the definition of insanity is doing the same things and expecting different results. Here are some clues on what you might consider doing differently. The Primary Tactics […]

  • 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. And if you’re […]

  • Motivate yourself!

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    It’s not talent that distinguishes the great from the also-ran. It’s motivation. Here are 3 ways to motivate yourself. And ways to increase your motivation when you just feel overwhelmed, stressed out or just not able to go on any more. And from Seth Godin, some stories to tell yourself to keep you fueled.