Productivity

The Flying Turkey Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving gatherings, Christmas cheer and pumpkin pie galore will be at the doorstep in no time. But sometimes stress accompanies this time of year. With Black Friday dissipating and sales now starting over a month early (Huffington Post), workers are feeling excited but overwhelmed. Between a heavy workload, increased expenses and party planning, the holiday season can be overwhelming. Inherently ...

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Daring to have grit, but not eat too many grits

Psychologist, Angela Lee Duckworth launched The Duckworth Lab at the University of Pennsylvania. According to The Duckworth Lab theory and Angela’s research, grit and self-control are the two main traits that predict an individual’s success. What’s the difference between having grit to accomplish dreams and having self-control not to over eat grits at breakfast? Grit is the determination and persistence to pursue long term goals, where self-control is ...

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How Nasdaq and you Multi-Scramble

Management Monday: Heard of “Multitasking?” What about managing the Multi-Scramble? The latest technology breakdowns shut down trading on the Nasdaq market and it’s more than 3,000 stocks — including some of the most popular among investors, like Apple and Google — for more than three hours Thursday afternoon. This goes to show, even computers can’t multi-task. © Copyright 2000, The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of ...

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Five Straight Birdies!

Management Monday: Managing your Networking skills Golf is a sport of skill and precision, but also a game of psychology. Those characteristics make the sport not that different from the world of networking. Arnold Palmer who won four of the seven Masters between 1958 and 1964. Tiger Woods and many more legendary golfers did not earn their status by luck. It was methodical ...

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Broken down on the highway of balance distress?

Recently we discussed work life balance challenges for men. The topic is on the rise and there is no denying that many working fathers are broken down on the highway of cultural and personal balance distress, searching for resolution. Fortunately, more and more working dads are making progress for the better, as is shown in the article Alpha Dads: Men Get Serious ...

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Improvising highway: it’s your line anyway

“Okay team, what’s the plan?” Everyone glances around the table, expecting someone else to break the silence. “Garry, let’s hear what you’ve got to say” his boss demands. *** Sound familiar? Minus the enjoyable comedic factor, this kind of think-on-your-feet scenario is like an everyday office version of Whose Line Is It Anyway? Unfortunately, high-pressure situations are not only reserved for a ...

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What’s the difference between an executive and a Chimp?

While we think of ourselves as the most advanced mammals in the world, it stands to reason that at times we would be wise to take notes from our furry friends. It can be comical to step back and consider what people can learn from animals, but also a growth opportunity specifically as it applies to the world of working: ...

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Which Age, Sex and Race sleep better

Many employees suffer from drowsiness and lack of sleep at work. However, not many employees realize that age, sex and race can influence sleeping patterns. Here’s what you probably didn’t know about sleep: Young adults and senior adults need to sleep seven to nine hours per night. Sleep and Growing older, by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine explains “Unfortunately, many older adults often ...

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Break the heels Ladies

There is a lot of talk these days about women in the workforce. Are women seeing gender discrimination? Do we earn what we are worth? Are successful female professionals seen in a negative light? The debates are limitless. No matter the reality of those situations, we always have the ability to make continuous improvement and break new ground. Sometimes it ...

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Spoonful of Sugar Positive Thinking Tips

Maybe one of the most iconic characters in our media pop culture is Mary Poppins who is known for her positive thinking.  Her classic A Spoonful of Sugar song so accurately explains that “with every job that must be done, there is an element of fun.” Of course we all love her spoonful of sugar trick to help the medicine go down. ...

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