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Despite the Difficulties, There Are Many Things to Be Grateful for in 2020

Despite the difficulties there are many things to be grateful for in 2020As we welcome 2021, we can agree that 2020 has been a challenging one. Faced with so many uncertainties, it might seem hard to find anything good about it. Many people have lost their jobs or have been facing such prospects. Others have been struggling with the psychological issues of being isolated for extended periods of time. The inability to see family and friends has left a mark on many.

Moreover, in some areas, the extremely restrictive measures that prohibited any kind...

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Balancing Analytical and Emotional Intelligence

Our Neural Networks Don’t Have to be Rivals.

Our Neural Networks Do Not Have to be Rivals

In times like these, we are all stressed, fearful, and worried for ourselves and others. Our people are concerned about their jobs and providing for their families. More globally, we are all concerned about the nation’s health and well-being. As a manager, you must persevere in managing budgets, sales targets, and the thousands of other decisions that keep your organization alive. All the while, you must attend to the needs,...

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Stop Doing 4 Things to Build Your Emotional Intelligence

Stop criticizing people4 Misbehaviors that suppress our EQ 

1.  Stop criticizing people to make yourself feel good in the short term.  Why? Because at the end of "Remorse Road" lies "destination Anguish." Why do we criticize others so much? We aren't made taller, nor even appear to be taller, by knocking other people down. So, what emotional payoff do we get from this common unconscious action? Psychologists like Nick Wignall know it for what it is, a defensive reflex that temporarily masks our...

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Business Growth Is All in the Mind

Nature or nurture? It's what you believe that counts.

What Can I Say to MyselfAre we born smart or do we achieve smartness? Well, both actually...  IF you believe you can develop smarts, you will. It's a mental model that Carol Dweck calls a "growth mindset." But IF you believe your IQ is inherited, set, and immutable, then stupid is as stupid does. Dweck calls this a "fixed mindset." It is the core theme of her fascinating book and really is as simple as "what you believe about your ability to...

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The Happiest People Spend Money to Buy Time

The happiest people spend money to buy timeOur working lives are first and almost exclusively about the money. Too often the dollar trumps the dream in our organizational culture. We also struggle to prioritize time over money in our mind. We have biases that equate "busyness" with status and prestige. We also have guilt complexes about buying time but feel less guilty about spending our money on stuff.

So here are some mind-shifting ideas that can lead to rational habits, which can significantly upgrade your life.

Plan leisure time...

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