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When Everything's Going Wrong At Work, This Is The Personality Trait You Need

When <i>Shawshank Redemption</i>’s Andy Dufresne is wrongly convicted of murdering his wife and sentenced to life in prison, he takes the slow way out.<p>Every night from his cell he digs a little further toward freedom. Each morning he gathers the debris in his two fists and then releases it down his pant …

Personality

Be A Better Problem Solver in 2017 By Changing This One Thing

Our standard problem solving strategies do work, but what if we figured out how to solve problems before they happened?<p>If there is one constant in the business world, it is that there will always be complex problems to solve. There are a host of different strategies, tools, and approaches for …

Design Thinking

Are You Having Trouble Focusing? These Simple Strategies Will Help

In today’s always-on, information-overloaded world, it can be hard to stay focused throughout the day. How often do you find yourself distracted by inner chatter during meetings? Or how often do you find that emails are pulling you away from more important work?<p>We’ve surveyed and assessed more than …

Peter Drucker

7 Powerful Ways to Make Decisions with Confidence

A practical guide to making better decisions<p>Most of us <b>face decisions of some kind</b> on a daily basis--and many of us wonder how we can <b>improve our decision making skills</b> so we can <b>make clear, confident choices</b>. Whether you're a CEO, manager, teacher, coach, professor or anything else, you want to make …

How to Go From a Good Idea to a Great Execution

Use this 7-step template to make it happen. Dr. Marshall Goldsmith did it.<p>Best selling author and executive coach,Dr. Marshall Goldsmith just announced his pay-it-forward project, 100 Coaches, where one hundred leaders agreed to teach others what they know. <i>For free</i>.<p>Goldsmith came up with the idea …

Leadership

Jeff Bezos Uses This Strategy to Make Better, Faster Decisions

You need to be acting with less information and taking more action when the risks are small and easily reversible.<p><i>How can I stop overthinking and take action more quickly? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better</i> …

Jeff Bezos

How to stop catastrophising – an expert’s guide

A clinical psychologist suggests a three-pronged plan for tackling anxiety and approaching each day logically and positively<p>Let us start by considering why some people catastrophise – that is, on hearing uncertain news, they imagine the worst possible outcome. After all, it is not uncommon and …

Anxiety

This Infographic Breaks Down 52 of The Most Common Misconceptions

You'd think that in the age of the internet, where more information than we can possibly consume in several lifetimes is at our fingertips, stubborn …

Creationism

10 Business And Personal Tasks You Should List On Your Calendar

I can’t live without my calendar. It’s the primary tool that I rely on to remain organized and productive. In fact, I check my calendar every evening and morning to know what exactly is going on in my life.<p>Of course, there has to be a method to the madness. If you list every miniscule task onto …

Productivity

6 Ways to Boost Your Creative Thinking

Being able to think outside the box is a learnable skill. You just have to be willing to try new things.<p>Many people think you're either a creative person or you're not. While I agree that some people may be slightly more predisposed to thinking creatively than others, I think creativity is a muscle …

Creativity

To think critically, you have to be both analytical and motivated | Ars Technica

You need more than just critical analysis skills—you need to value using them.<p>In a world where accusations of "fake news" are thrown around …

Yes, We Can Define, Teach, and Assess Critical Thinking Skills

| No comments<p><i>By Jeff Heyck-Williams, Director of Curriculum and Instruction at Two Rivers Public Charter School</i><p>While the idea of teaching critical …

Do You Make These Thinking Errors?

Have you ever made a decision that seemed illogical looking back? We’re all highly illogical beings even though we think the opposite!<p>Every person …

I tried the 10/10/10 Method to make decisions like Warren Buffett and Ray Dalio — and it's completely changed the way I view choices

• <b>Our immediate reactions and emotions affect the decision-making process.</b>• <b><br>Warren Buffett and Ray Dalio are two proponents of using high-level thinking to evaluate the future affects of our decisions.</b>• <b><br>To master high-level thinking, step back from immediacy and use the 10/10/10 Method.</b>• <b><br>Ask yourself: How</b> …

Ray Dalio

Top 10 Thinking Traps Exposed — How to Foolproof Your Mind, Part II

In the first part of this article, we focused on 5 traps that hinder our ability to think rationally. As a quick recap, we discussed:<p>The Anchoring …

9 Ways to Train Your Mind to Think Critically

With so much information being thrown at us from every direction, to think critically is crucial for sorting through what is truthful and what is …

Developing an Inquisitive Mind

Many successful careers are forged on good relationships and curiosity opens us to learning as well as building human connections. Curiosity is the …

Critical Thinking

10 Quotes on Success - You Should Read if you want to be Successful

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”<br>― Winston S. Churchill<p>“I can’t give you a sure-fire formula …

9 Simple Habits That Will Make You a Better Thinker

Studies at the University of East London and the University of Westminster in the UK showed that without water, our brains react up to 14% slower.<p><i>What can I do to become smarter? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better</i> …

Self-improvement

How to generate 20 potential business ideas in 10 minutes

If you're looking for a business idea, here's some reassuring advice: It doesn't have to be revolutionary.<p>You don't have to think up the next Amazon or Paypal or LinkedIn. In fact, the best place to start is with the things you already know.<p>That's according to GrowthLab and I Will Teach You to Be …

6 Critical Steps You Must Take Before Every Big Decision

Taking a new direction in life doesn't mean you should burn the ships behind you.<p>When a business, career, marriage, strategy, or some other aspect of life isn't working, many of us take one of two options: We stubbornly resist change and continue to do what isn't working, or we scrap everything and …

Self-improvement

The Hard Truth About Life That Will Set You Free

Embrace this truth and you'll live like never before.<p>One day, you will return to the source that created you. While this reality is an overwhelming concept, it is the secret power for many of the most successful people. Why? Accepting the reality that your life will end is the very thing that frees …

Self-improvement

10 Regrets Too Many People Will Have in 10 Years

In the final decade of his life, my grandfather woke up every single day at 7AM, picked a fresh wild flower on his morning walk, and took it to my …

Wildflowers

To Make Better Choices, Look at All Your Options Together

We make thousands of decisions every day. Some are fairly simple — we decide when to wake up, what to have for breakfast, what to wear to work, which …

Unanimous A.I. Uses Human Swarms to Make Scary-Accurate Predictions

Here's how the human hive mind can predict the future.<p>By on<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>If ants, birds, …

Paranormal

How You Define the Problem Determines Whether You Solve It

Typical stories of creativity and invention focus on finding novel ways to solve problems. James Dyson found a way to adapt the industrial cyclone to eliminate the bag in a vacuum cleaner. Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque developed cubism as a technique for including several views of a scene in the …

Artists

Did you solve it? Are you smarter than an architect?

The solution to today’s 3D puzzle<p>In my puzzle blog earlier today I set you this puzzle:<p><i>Draw a 3-dimensional picture of a shape that goes through each of the holes above, exactly touching all sides as it passes through.</i><p>For further clarification, the piece is solid and when it goes through each hole, …

Mathematics

The Single Greatest Personal Growth Tool At Your Disposal…

And You Won’t Find It In A Book<p>Put away your self help books. This one daily practice puts you on the fast track to making smarter decisions. You’ll …

Coffee

How to Mindfully Make Important Life Decisions

Important life decisions can be challenging to make. By tapping into your gut’s wisdom and harnessing your brain’s mindfulness, you can determine the …

Mindfulness