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How Being a Worrywart Helps at Work

Pessimism and Anxiety Can Improve Performance<p>By<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Google+<p>Sue.Shellenbarger@wsj.com<p>Most people seek to project an upbeat, confident attitude on the job. But sometimes it is better to be a worrywart.<p>While ample research has documented the …

Employment

The 10 Commandments of Organizing

Want an organized home? Follow these rules.<p>1. Keep like with like.<p>"When putting your belongings away, store them with like or similar items to keep things sensical and logical," says professional organizer and blogger Tidy Tova. So stop with the catch-alls — they might work for a short time, but …

Bill Gates: The next outbreak? We’re not ready

The Problem with Being Too Nice

Leaders are placed under a tremendous amount of pressure to be relatable, human and … nice. Many yield to this instinct, because it feels much easier to be liked. Few people want to be the bad guy. But leaders are also expected to make the tough decisions that serve the company or the team’s best …

The 8 instinctive habits of remarkable leaders

Once in a while you meet a leader who stands out — even in a room filled with skilled, experienced, successful people. She hasn’t just learned to be …

To Stay Focused, Manage Your Emotions

A leader’s most precious resource is not their time. It’s their <i>focused attention</i>. Time merely passes, while focused attention makes things happen. When we’re able to gather and direct our attention toward a particular task or interaction, we can have a significant impact in a minimal amount of …

How to Manage Someone You Don’t Like

Everybody complains about incompetent bosses or dysfunctional co-workers, but what about irritating direct reports? What should you do if the person you manage drives you crazy? If the behavior is a performance issue, there’s a straightforward way to address what’s irking you — but what do you do …

6 inspiring mantras to help you master work-life balance

As CEO of eight different companies, it’s become a conscious decision for me to maintain a positive work-life balance. Over the last 20 years of …

What Frugal Innovators Do

Frugal innovation is more than a strategy. It denotes a new frame of mind: one that sees resource constraints not as a liability but as an opportunity — and one that favors agility over efficiency. Frugal organizations don’t seek to wow customers with technically sophisticated products, but instead …

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An Exercise to Become a More Powerful Listener

Listening is often considered the softest of the soft skills. So the idea of being a <i>powerful</i> listener can seem like an oxymoron. And yet, my work with executives has taught me that when they really listen to discover what is essential, the impact can be astonishing. It’s one of the most important …

Finding a Window of Opportunity When Life Closes a Door

<b>“Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.” ~John Wooden</b><p>“Why don’t you just take up swimming?” the doctor asked.<p>I was …

Positive Thinking

How To Construct A Social Business

Ok, so I may have said that many of today’s proclaimed social businesses, aren’t social and I stand by that assertion 100%. Having said that, the quest for social business isn’t unattainable, but it does take work to achieve.<p>Before I jump into the constructs for a successful social business, let’s …

4 top tips for making business decisions

Making business decisions can be difficult and daunting, but thankfully I’ve picked up some pointers – over my almost 50 years in business – to help …

Climate Change & Sustainability Services

What New Team Leaders Should Do First

Getting people to work together isn’t easy, and unfortunately many leaders skip over the basics of team building in a rush to start achieving goals. But your actions in the first few weeks and months can have a major impact on whether your team ultimately delivers results. What steps should you …

7 Things Detail-Oriented People Notice

The key to success often lies in your awareness of the little things.<p>Details often make or break accomplishments. You could have an incredible idea for a new business venture, but big ideas are only as powerful as the details behind them.<p>That's why so many employers post job ads seeking …

Schedule a 15-Minute Break Before You Burn Out

When you’re racing 90 miles an hour, the last thing you want to do is slow down.<p>That’s how it feels on those exhilarating days when you’re completely focused, tearing through your to-do list, racking up accomplishments. You just want to keep going.<p>You might also worry that if you take a break, …

Bankers warn over rising US business lending | Financial Times

US lending to businesses is reaching record levels but banks are privately warning that the activity should not be seen as evidence of an economic …

5 Yoga Practices That Beat Stress

So there you are in Frog Pose: Belly is facing down, back is arched, elbows and forearms are holding you up. Your knees are splayed out to either side of you, creating a right angle with your thighs and shins. The boniest bits of your knees and ankles dig into the hard surface beneath you as your …

The No. 1 Tip to Accelerate Your Financial Indpendence Day

Using SWOT as a Strategy Facilitation Tool

Successfully reported this slideshow.<p>We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.<p>11,157 views<p>Share<br>• Like<br>• Download<br>• ...<p>Published on Jun 28, 2014<p>Reza As-Sundais , IT Consultant at PT. Sharing Vision …

5 Things Productive Entrepreneurs Do Every Day

A day in the life of an entrepreneur is chock-full of business decisions, research and networking. Because there's so much to do and so little time to do so, entrepreneurs can easily get off track and become distracted with nonessentials.<p>Chat or listen to some successful people, though, and you'll …

Time Management

6 CEO Productivity Tips to Steal for Yourself

Everyone knows that leading a company is one of the toughest gigs around. Whether running a small business or a multi-national corporation, CEOs have …

Want Success? Surround Yourself With People Who Challenge Your Thinking

Are you feeling uninspired and stuck? Perhaps it's the people around you. Here are five ways to get people to challenge and inspire you to success.<p>It's nice to have people around who support you and are of like mind. Agreeable people boost your confidence and allow a certain level of relaxation. …

Tear Down The Walls So Trust Can Get In

We’ve all heard it—a leader says <i>I was unaware, that illegal practices were going on. I had no indication that misconduct was happening. I had no clue</i> …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Picking Stocks in Non-Trending Markets

With half the year almost over, there are many different opinions about how the stock market might finish the year. One thing that both retail and professional investors and traders can agree on is that the choppy market has made it difficult to make money.<p>Many of the top hedge funds saw …

Data: The Core Competency To A Growing Set Of Occupations

Let’s try something. You’re playing Pictionary. You select doctor. What will you draw? A stethoscope, obviously. If you get painter, you’ll sketch a paintbrush. Judge? A gavel. Accountant? A big calculator. Web developer? Computer, maybe some headphones.<p>You get the point: We identify occupations …