Tag Archives: Managing yourself

  • Mental Toughness

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    If you’re having a bad day, consider the kind of training Navy SEALs put themselves through, and how they are mentally trained to withstand some really inhuman conditions. If you have 5 minutes, watch this mental training video from 8 minutes onwards, where they talk about why it’s so hard to go against the fear response (and […]

  • Does performance management matter?

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    It’s always been clear that performance management systems cost organisations much time, money and angst. And we all know if you find out at a performance review that you’re not performing then your boss isn’t doing their job properly either. Dan Pink’s  Drive and Dan Ariely’s Upside of Irrationality have given us reasons to doubt performance bonuses. […]

  • Third Space: getting more out of the tiny time

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    I recently read Overwhelmed, which showed me that we have a lot more leisure time than we’ve ever had before, but that we use it badly. Part of it is that the time is scattered in small moments across the day, not in chunks of hours. Dr Adam Fraser has some interesting ideas about how to […]

  • Make a plan and forget it

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    “You may want to find God, but if you’re running low on cat food, you damn well better make a plan for dealing with it. Otherwise the cat food is going to take a whole lot more attention and keep you from finding God” Read more at How David Allen increased Drew Carey’s Productiivty

  • Come on Get Happy

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    I can’t get enough of the “how to be happy” oeuvre. Here are some very practical tips Research-backed happiness wisdom from Sonja: Ask “What’s the best version of me?“: This can tell you what you value and what’s missing in your life. Now you know what interests you and can get you closer to that […]

  • Increase Happiness – time travel

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    You read that right: time travel. No, you don’t need a suped up DeLorean or anything from a Terminator movie. Here are 3 secrets from research that work. Source: How To Use Time Travel To Increase Happiness