Shawn Adams

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How to Focus on What’s Important, Not Just What’s Urgent

Do you get to the end of the day and feel that you’ve met your most pressing deadlines but haven’t accomplished anything that’s fundamentally important? You’re hardly alone. In a series of studies recently published in the Journal of Consumer Research, people typically chose to complete tasks that …

Time Management

How to make your child feel powerful and heard

As parents, we often find ourselves on a merry-go-round ride with our kids. We jump from one thing to the next hoping we can solve at least one …

Parenting

Gain Control Over Screen Time With A 'Family Media Plan'

Photo: patrickheagneyGetty Images<p>Even just a couple of years ago, the message to new parents was pretty clear: Screens, for the most part, aren't …

Parenting

7 TED Talks That Will Help You Be A Better Leader

As a leadership and culture coach, I’m always on the lookout for new inspiration. Learning about other people’s experiences, strategies, and ideas about leadership can generate awesome insight!<p>Here are some TED talks that “package” what makes great leaders into concise, informative speeches.<p><b>1. John</b> …

Leadership

A Lost Secret: How To Get Kids To Pay Attention

Fifteen years ago, psychologists Barbara Rogoff and Maricela Correa-Chavez ran a simple experiment. They wanted to see how well kids pay attention — even if they don't have to.<p>They would bring two kids, between the ages 5 to 11, into a room and have them sit at two tables.<p>Then they had a research …

Parenting

Why are kids so bored, impatient, and fragile these days?

<b>Kids' social, emotional, and academic functioning has been declining for years, which suggests we need a new approach to parenting.</b><p>A friend of mine, …

Amazon Echo: The Alexa commands that all parents need to know

opinion<p>Kate is a writer, social media manager and mum to three boys who loves living by the sea.<p><b>Amazon Echo is a new addition to my house.</b><p>The kids …

RBC launches data sharing portal for app developers in step towards open banking

TORONTO — Royal Bank is opening up select bits of its data to external software developers in a bid to foster innovation and create new tools for …

Bay Street

To Control Your Life, Control What You Pay Attention To

One of the best insights on what true productivity means in the 21st century dates back to 1890. In his book <i>The Principles of Psychology, Vol.1</i>, William James wrote a simple statement that’s packed with meaning: “My experience is what I agree to attend to.”<p>Your attention determines the experiences …

Time Management

Which big banks are most digitally ready?

I shared this list of banks that are supposedly the most digital of the large players on twitter the other day: Banco Santander Bank of America …

What you should do if your child is a ‘quitter’

Bella was going out of her mind. Her 9-year-old daughter, Angie, would agree to sign up for an activity with great enthusiasm. Swim team? Yes, please! Book club? You bet! Ballet? Sign me up! Then something would happen that made the activity, well, <i>hard</i>. Her team had to practice diving off racing …

My teenage daughter is embarrassed by the car we’re giving her for her birthday

It’s not cool enough and it’s the wrong colour. I think she’s being ungrateful but am I out of touch? No, says Annalisa Barbieri, but let her make her own mistakes<p><b>I bought my 17-year-old daughter driving lessons for her birthday. It was always assumed she would have my partner’s six-year-old car</b> …

How Cloud Computing Is Changing Management

Theories and practices of management often spring from the opportunities created by new technologies. Interchangeable parts spurred ideas about structuring assembly lines and logistics. The complex calculations of the field known as Operations Research were enabled by mainframe computing. …

Empowered Kids Have Parents Who Use These 3 Strategies

The principles are simple enough, but you can't quit, and you have to tell your reptilian brain to shut up.<p>By far the biggest irony of being a parent is that, while it's human nature to want to feel needed, if we're doing our job as a mother or father, we have to empower our kids, at least on a …

Parenting

Authoritative Parenting: What It Is and How to Apply It

We all want to find balance in all areas of our lives, including how we take care of our kids. It turns out that the best and most effective …

Parenting

12 Ways to Entertain (and Exhaust) Your Kid When They’re Stuck Inside

Beat the snow, rain, or even heat with quick activities that everyone can participate in.<p>Serious winter weather can be an impassable roadblock to …

A dad tries to explain sex to his son and finds the meaning of life

In 2011, my oldest son, then just weeks shy of his eighth birthday, perched on the corner of my wife’s and my bed, his head tilted just far enough to the side so he couldn’t quite see the home birth of his baby brother. He wanted to be in the room; we told him he was welcome, and we prepared him …

Parenting

3 Myths About Your Teen’s Bad Attitude

Does this scenario feel familiar? Marisa is 12-and-a-half years old. She has become moody and irritable, wants much more private time alone in her …

Parenting

The 9 Words Parents Should Never Say to Their Kids

The rhyme says ‘words will never hurt me,’ but when used on children these 9 epithets could cause damage.<p>The fight over the efficacy and cultural …

Forget banks, in 2018 you'll pay through Amazon and Facebook

In 2018 the banks will concede customer mindshare to the GAFAMs (Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft) and the BATs (Baidu, Alipay, Tencent). …

This Simple Parenting Hack Saved My Sanity

Who knew something as basic as a pencil and paper could change your life?<p>“Sandro, the school bus will be here in three minutes. Please, PLEASE put …

Parenting

The 5 Best Things Your Child Can Say to a Bully

It seems like every day, there’s another gut-wrenching headline about kids being picked on, tormented or worse. The fact is, a child is bullied on …

New screen time rules for kids, by doctors

<b>(CNN) —</b> Digital media exposure for children of all ages should be limited, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics.<p>This week, the AAP hosted a national conference in San Francisco, where an estimated 10,000 pediatricians met to discuss new children's health …

Parenting

Playful parents prevent anxious kids: study

One of the study's co-authors, Rebecca Lazarus, says behaviours that can have a protective effective on kids include giving them a fright, teasing, …

Kids

Ten questions to take stock of your work and career going into 2018

As we close 2017 and move into 2018, it's a good time to take stock of our work and careers.<p>Here are 10 questions to ask yourself, the first six from consultant Kevin Eikenberry:<p><b>What did I accomplish?</b> Think about what you are proud of over the past year and then, lowering the bar, consider what …

REVIEW: Nest's new $499 home security system is simple to install and made me feel a lot safer

As an extremely neurotic homeowner, I am always looking for new ways to keep my home safe and spy on my dog, to make sure he's not getting into mischief.<p>So I was extremely excited to try out the Nest Secure, the smart-home company's new $499 security system. Nest, one of Google's corporate …

Siblings

The Best Parents All Have This 1 Rare Thing In Common (It's Something Many Forget About All The Time)

You think you can't learn anything in two minutes? Watch 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>Welcome to Parenting 101.<p>It's a subject I know nothing about, save from observing those who have tried it.<p>One thing I do know is that …

Employment

The 19 best business books of 2017

The holidays are the perfect time to catch up with some of the best business books of the year, or give one as a gift.<p>This year's highlights include Wall Street crime capers, a memoir about challenging gender discrimination in Silicon Valley, and an intimate look at a small American town that's …

3 bad mistakes even the best parents make

There are plenty of bad parents out there, but if you're reading this article, you're probably not one of them.<p>Truly bad parents don't show much of an interest in scientifically validated parenting practices, nor are they generally much inclined to introspection and self-criticism.<p>But just because …

My kids are only interested in video games and the mall. How do I get them to try something new?

<b>The question</b><p>We have two boys, 10 and 12. Two years ago, we moved from a small town to a city. Before we moved, our boys were involved in extracurricular activities they liked. After we moved, we decided to give them a few months to make friends and then choose their interests. They found the …