Alexandre Kota

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Mindfulness Is So 2017. This Is the Practice That Will Bring You Peace in 2018, According to a Psychologist

Resolve to try this?<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>You're never good enough, are you?<p>Never happy enough, never relaxed enough.<p>And never, you know, sufficiently at one with the world, no matter how much you've been practicing …

Mindfulness

Value-Based Care Alone Won’t Reduce Health Spending and Improve Patient Outcomes

Despite spending twice what other developed nations spend on a per capita basis for health care, the United States has a longstanding trend of having lower life expectancy, greater prevalence of chronic disease, and overall poorer health outcomes. One proposed solution for this is to change the …

Health Care

How to Improve Your Sales Skills, Even If You’re Not a Salesperson

At some point in your career, even if you’re not a salesperson, you’re going to have to sell something — whether it’s your idea, your team, or yourself. So how can you improve your sales skills, especially if you don’t pitch people often? What should you focus on first? And what should you do if …

RPGs

Do Doctors Get Worse as They Get Older?

A debate has erupted within medicine over how to ensure that physicians maintain their clinical skills throughout their careers. The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) has long required internists to pass Maintenance of Certification exams every 10 years to keep their board-certified …

Medical Education

Health Care Providers Must Stop Wasting Patients’ Time

In 2014 Jess Jacobs, a director in an innovation lab, started blogging about her experience as she received treatment for two rare diseases. Jess was trained as a Six Sigma Green Belt. So unlike your average patient, she described one 12-hour wait in the ER as having a “7% process cycle …

Physiology

Find Purpose in Even Your Most Mundane Tasks at Work

More and more companies are embracing the idea that they might have a purpose that goes beyond their balance sheet, one that makes the world a better place in some way. Perhaps you’re proud to count your firm as one of them. But a noble corporate mission can feel quite distant from the realities of …

Leadership

The 1 Thing Good Leaders Never Do

Get ready to eat some humble pie.<p>Shortly before legendary management guru Peter Drucker's death in 2005, he made this bold declaration: Increasing the productivity of <i>knowledge workers</i> was "the most important contribution management needs to make in the 21st century."<p>What are "knowledge workers?" …

Leadership

Uncertainty Drives the need to Sense and Respond

“The rhythm of technology is changing the rhythm of business, and we’re all going to need to adapt” – Jeff Gothelf and Josh Seiden, Authors of Sense …

How to Radically Improve Your Mental Willpower Through Navy SEAL Tactics

The secrets used by Navy SEALs and US Olympians toThe post How to Radically Improve Your Mental Willpower Through Navy SEAL Tactics appeared first on …

The One Thing All Mindful People Realize That Makes Life Better

I think we can agree that when our lives are so busy, we can easily forget what’s really important in life. However, sometimes it can be worth it to …

I read 11 of the most popular self-help books ever - here are the 7 most meaningful insights I've taken away

I’ve got a background in sales. And every salesperson I’ve ever met has the same obsession (aside from money), and that’s that they are all addicted …

This 75-Year Harvard Study Found the 1 Most Important Factor for Living a Happy and Fulfilling Life

I think we can all agree that in this chaotic world, it’s difficult to figure out what’s most important to prioritize. It’s overwhelming to maintain …

A psychologist reveals what's going on in a Buddhist Monk's brain and how it can help us be happy

To many people who don’t believe in any religion, Buddhism is generally seen as a “good” kind of religion. It doesn’t start wars and has powerful …

Clay Christensen's Surprising Take On Ikea, Google And Milkshakes

You know Clayton Christensen. He’s the Harvard Business School professor who upended the way we think about giant companies — and their tiny competitors — with his landmark 1990s books about disruption and the Innovator’s Dilemma.<p>Christensen is 64 now, which entitles him to the academic equivalent …

There Are Two Kinds of Happiness. Getting Outside Boosts Both.

If you’re reading <i>Outside</i>, you’re likely a pusher—someone who runs, climbs, kayaks, hikes, skis, or bikes far more often and intensely than many other people in your life. And while we spend lots of time considering the physical consequences of these endeavors, we don’t spend nearly as much time …

The New Rules of Core Fitness

There’s no shame in coveting six-pack abs. But on its own, a washboard won’t help you lunge for difficult holds on your next climbing project or efficiently power up a steep hill on Nordic skis.<p>This is because core strength refers to more than just the abdominals. The core includes all the muscles …

How to Pack for a Multiday Road Tour

A few weeks ago, I traveled to Colombia to sample the country’s road riding. In terms of cycling, this is a country whose time has come. It’s edging toward a lasting peace, and its pro cyclists are swarming the top echelon of racing, with Giro and Vuelta winner Nairo Quintana leading the pack. …

What Great Managers Do

Exceptional managers find and capitalize on their employees' unique strengths. Learn how they do it with this 6 minute video slide deck. Download a customizable version in Subscriber Exclusives.

Employment

The New B2B Sales Imperative

Most B2B sellers think their customers are in the driver’s seat—empowered, armed to the teeth with information, and so clear about their needs that they don’t bother to engage with suppliers until late in the process, when their purchase decision is all but complete.<p>Customers don’t see it that way. …

Management

Four incredibly useful sources of global marketing statistics

<b>As marketers, we know that our jobs require so much more than, well, 'doing' marketing.</b><p>We spend a lot of our time developing campaign ideas, sure, …

How TV (And Video) Influences Search Behavior

In a multi-screen world, you're competing not just for media placement, but for attention. Columnist Erin Everhart discusses how search marketers can …

Content Is Crap, and Other Rules for Marketers

Until fairly recently, the options for marketers were relatively limited. Mass media — TV especially — offered the opportunity to reach millions, but only in the form of short ads sandwiched between lots of other stuff. Other tactics, such as trade shows, offered high engagement, but low …

Marketing

Internautas brasileiros são os que mais recomendam marcas

Brasil se destaca também entre os países onde os internautas mais seguem marcas nas redes sociais, revela pesquisa da SurveyMonkey<p>Marcas podem …

Internet passa TV em investimentos publicitários nos EUA

Pela primeira vez, os anunciantes norte-americanos investiram mais dinheiro com propagandas de internet do que com a TV, conforme revelam dados do …

What Every Marketing Department Needs to Know About Google+ | Convince and Convert: Social Media Consulting and Content Marketing Consulting

“Ghost town.”<p>“Waste of time.”<p>“It’ll never happen.”<p>These are common sentiments when it comes to Google+, but it really is time to rethink your …