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Hijack! How Your Brain Blocks Performance | Inc.com

So there you are, when suddenly you hear <i>that song</i> that reminds you of <i>that person</i>. And you’re emotionally hijacked-just like that. Good or bad, the song interacts with your neural net and triggers the emotions you have associated with it. Emotional hijacks happen every day, often unconsciously, …

How To Turn Your Toxic Habits Into Better Patterns of Behavior

Nearly half your life runs on your habits. The Power of Habit author Charles Duhigg shares how to find the most important–and most toxic ones–and turn those patterns for the better.<p>New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg deconstructed the habits that run much of the lives of people and …

How To Train Your Brain To Master Uncharted Terrain

A Leadership Coach Turned Restaurateur shares his eight principles that help him successfully navigate a dizzying list of career shifts.<p>It took me three hours to figure out exactly what Jason Watt does for a living. He’s a branding guy. He’s a leadership coach. He’s a restaurateur. Tomorrow, he …

The Year of the Employee: Predictions For Talent, Leadership, And HR Technology In 2014

In 2014 the world of Talent, Leadership and HR will undergo dramatic change. (Download our 66 page Predictions Report here.)<p>Global economic growth will create a new level of competition for people. People will change jobs. HR organizations will shift their focus from cost reduction to retention and …

Sharon Vosmek: The Path to More Inclusive Innovation [Entire Talk]

Don’t get fired: Simplilearn helps you keep your professional skills up-to-date (exclusive)

Blink. You missed it. Your skill set may now be obsolete.<p>Simplilearn wants to help employees keep up with the fast-moving, competitive professional world. The online training and certification provider released a mobile application today and announced a partnership with Udemy.<p>Simplilearn claims to …

The gamification of a career - Gamified UK - #Gamification Expert

A fair few of my recent posts have revolved around how we can use ideas from games / gamification to improve certain aspects of an employee’s …

Forget Business Plans; Here’s How to Really Size Up a Startup

If you want to really understand a firm’s strategy—whether it’s a start up or Fortune 500 firm–you need only two documents: the compensation plan and the pricing plan.<p>Forget about business plans, PowerPoint presentations, executive speeches, media interviews, strategy memos, or org charts. Forget …

Dismantling the Sales Machine

Sales leaders have long fixated on process discipline. They have created opportunity scorecards, qualification criteria, and activity metrics—all part of a formal sales process designed to help their team members replicate the approaches of star performers. This is the world of the sales machine, …

Newsela gets $1.2M to bring daily news & personalized learning to kids

Newsela is a website with hundreds of news articles targeted to schoolchildren, and it has raised $1.2 million in venture financing to bring even more information to kids.<p>Remember when you were at school and learning to read or master a new language? Reading daily news articles is fun, informative, …

Nissan Unveils its In-Car Smartwatch

Smartwatches are the tech industry’s topic du jour after Samsung launched its Galaxy Gear watch, while even Qualcomm got in on the act when it unveiled Toq. If seeing Qualcomm — which makes chips for countless smartphone companies, but has little awareness among consumers — launch a watch was …

Drivewise.ly raises $1.3M to score your driving with smartphones

Drivewisel.y can tell you how good of a driver you are.<p>The startup has raised $1.3 million for its mobile app that collects data on your driving habits. Every time you take a trip, Drivewise.ly uses smartphone sensors to learn gather information about speed, distance, acceleration, and so on. The …

Zendrive lands $1.5M to quantify how we drive

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / epSos.de<p>We have apps that tell us where to drive, advise us what to see on the way and even help us to avoid …