Category Archives: Personal excellence

The Puzzle of Motivation

From the Most Popular @TEDTalks of all time: Dan Pink ( @DanielPink ) at TEDGlobal 2009. Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don’t: Traditional rewards aren’t … Continue reading

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A Little Measure of Gratitude…

A little measure of  gratitude goes a long way. Whether you are a leader or follower, teacher or student, parent or child, try to find that “large amount of gratitude” you can hold within your heart. According to #positivepsychology, expressing … Continue reading

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සීමා කියා දෙයක් නොමැත~බෘස් ලී

සීමා කියා දෙයක් නොමැත.

ඇත්තේ සානු පමණය. එම සානු මත නොනැවතී එයින් ඔබ්බට ඔබ යා යුතුය. ~බෘස් ලී Continue reading

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A Friendly Note to a New Manager or Supervisor

So you have a new job, or have been recently promoted. You are now moving on from doing things to getting things done. This is not always an easy transition, even to the most mature person. But when you are … Continue reading

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VIDEO: How to make stress your friend

VIDEO: How to make stress your friend. Learn to see it as a positive. Learn to see its positives, and learn to manage it, among other things, by reaching out to others. Continue reading

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Look Inward Before You Try to Change Others

Look Inward Before You Try to Change Others.

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How do successful people reach their goals? [3 min HBR video]

Successful people do things differently. Here’s how. Continue reading

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Banish Your Inner Critic – NDC Oslo (A Slideshare presentation)

Here’s an excellent presentation by Denise R. Jacobs on banishing your inner critic. Banish Your Inner Critic – NDC Oslo from Denise Jacobs

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How Tough Are You, Mentally? Find Out.

“Mental toughness” is a phrase that is commonly used in sports to describe the superior mental qualities of the competitor. Most elite athletes report that at least 50% of superior athletic performance is the result of mental or psychological factors, and a whopping 83% of coaches rate mental toughness as the most important set of psychological characteristics for determining competitive success. Continue reading

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Why Helping Others Drives Our Success – A McKinsey Video

We’ve all observed that there’s a rise in project-based work, which corresponds with the knowledge economy—fewer dedicated jobs and long, stable careers and much more, “How do I combine a skill set with a need that you have?” And I think that as we see these kinds of shifts in the workplace, we’re going to see “giving” skills become more important, because a lot of getting work done then becomes about working with, for, and through other people. Continue reading

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