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Mindfulness and Leadership

Posted on August 22, 2013

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http://www.dw-h.com/positivechangeblog/thinking/9-ways-to-practice-mindful-leadership/

Mindfulness is about paying attention to what is happening in the present moment, a moment in time. It is about focusing attention on the present in a way that allows that moment to be experienced and observed closely. It involves developing the skills to allow yourself to engage actively with whatever is happening at the time, as well as concurrently viewing that moment from a more strategic standpoint.

A mindful leader can reduce disorder by bringing focus and intent to the situation. By acknowledging and accepting change, the leader can step back, observe and respond with composure and purpose.

Source: http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2013/aug/14/mindfulness-develop-dynamic-leadership-instability?CMP=twt_gu

The Power of Structured Pro·cras·ti·na·tion

Posted on March 20, 2013

Through the core of every procrastinator runs the vein of childish rebellion. You’d rather do anything besides what you’re supposed to be doing. And you’d much rather be doing the shiny, fun thing. This happens despite your best intentions and your mostly adult brain knowing that the shiny, fun thing isn’t the smartest way to spend your time.

http://99u.com/articles/7286/the-power-of-structured-procrastination

Highlighted version: https://diigo.com/0xm7s

Get Rid of Job Descriptions and You’ll Hire Better People

A performance-based job description (aka, a performance profile) describes the work that a person needs to successfully accomplish during the first year on the job. Most jobs can be fully described in 6-8 performance objectives.

These are in the form of “complete the detailed project plan for the new automated warehouse in 120 days.” This compares to the more traditional: “Must have 5+ years of logistics and supply chain management experience in high-volume consumer durables, plus 3 years of supervisory experience.”

http://www.tlnt.com/2013/02/14/get-rid-of-job-descriptions-and-youll-hire-better-people/

Why You Should Give Yourself Permission to Screw Up

People approach any task with one of two mindsets: what I call the “Be-Good” mindset, where your focus is on proving that you have a lot of ability and already know what you’re doing, and the “Get-Better” mindset, where your focus is on developing ability.  You can think of it as the difference between wanting to prove that you are smart, and wanting to get smarter.

Very interesting: http://99u.com/tips/7273/Why-You-Should-Give-Yourself-Permission-to-Screw-Up

7 Ways To Increase Your Creativity

Let’s get this out of the way to begin with: you are creative! Creativity is a governing force in humanity – an innate function of the mind. It is, at its essence, your outward expression of an inward thought or emotion.

This means that there are two hindrances that can limit your creativity: an internal barrier that limits your imagination and inspiration, and an external barrier that limits your expression or presentation of your creativity.

http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/increase-creativity/

Kicksend – App of the week!

I have been using this app for a while, it’s very useful and handy when you want to send large amount of images with large sizes. It’s very easy, drag and drop and enter the email of the person you are sharing with. That’s it!

I hope you find it useful!

Kicksend Sending lots of full-quality photos to your family is usually painful. Kicksend makes it easy to send, receive, and view photos and videos on any device, anywhere.

iPhone app: http://bit.ly/ks-iphone-af

Android App: http://bit.ly/kicksend-android

Also you can download a MAC and PC version.

 

10 Reasons You Should Stop Checking the News –

f you turn on the TV or check your favorite news website, chances are that there will be a banner that says “BREAKING NEWS.”

Like some disaster has just occurred.

Unfortunately, (or fortunately?) it is usually just some trivial event or topic that you could care less about.

Very interesting and true, read the rest: http://timemanagementninja.com/2012/11/10-reasons-you-should-stop-checking-the-news/

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