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Your 'Brain at Work': Strategies for Working Smarter

I'm returning here to everybody's hot topic; personal productivity. I have written to you before about actions you can take to work smarter, and David Rock's 'Your Brain at Work' has given me a lot more food for thought on being a 'knowledge worker.' Of course, this is what we entrepreneurs are; we get paid for our original thinking that takes place at the same time as all our routine thinking. Our success in creating wealth is dependent on our ability to make best use of...

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7 'Thought Traps' That Slow You Down

To paraphrase Edward de Bono, the original 'lateral thinker'; 'the purpose of the human mind is to not think at all.' By this, he means that we all react to new situations with learned auto-responses because it's easier than re-inventing the wheel for every new circumstance.

Here are 7 thought traps that can be very tempting, but that will get in the way of your business success.  The inspiration for this newsletter came from Larry Kim's article entitled: '7 Things That...

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Vacations — Food for Thought!

It's one of the few psychology certainties, our brains need time for rest -  Sleep is key, but we also need longer breaks. It's often the case Businessman taking a breakthat vacations give moments of inspiration and new ideas. Brain science reveals that resting brains put together fragments of information that we've been gathering, then stores and connects them to other thoughts and ideas from past experiences.

This is why vacations are so important to us in both our personal and business...

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Emotional Intelligence - The PBC Approach and Tools for Assessing EQ


 Emotional Intelligence The concept of using behavioral tools has been around a long time. At PBC we use the Everything DiSC tools for the majority of our analyses to help people better understand who they are so that they can understand what is it about them that's different from others.  That knowledge forms the basis of our ability to notice the effect that our behaviors have on others.  For example, consistent with my style, I talk too much. Often times I don't notice that I'm...

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5 Strategy Lessons from 3 of the Most Successful CEOs... EVER!!! - Bill Gates, Andy Grove, and Steve Jobs

5 Strategy RulesDavid Yoffie's book 'Strategy Rules: Five Timeless Lessons from Bill Gates, Andy Grove, and Steve Jobs' is a fascinating analysis of the greatest business minds of our  time. These three unique individuals have some common themes that help explain the phenomenal success of their companies - Microsoft, Intel, and Apple.

Continue reading for a summary of those key concepts.

Look forward, reason back1.  Look forward, reason back.  This rule reminds me of "Begin with the End in Mind," one of...

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