Technology is Great but We Need to Communicate and Collaborate Better with Other Humans

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We work with all sorts of technology everyday and when used correctly, it helps us get our work done efficiently and accurately. It seems companies like Microsoft, Google and Apple are relentlessly launching new products and tools for improved collaboration, data analysis and problem-solving but technology does not address the fact that we work in companies and on teams with many other people. The challenge then, is that most of our day we’re working with other colleagues. Trying our best

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Managing Millennials

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There is a fundamental disconnect between managers and millennials that leads to organizational tension, less than full engagement on the part of millennials, and misdirected effort and energy by managers. Perceptions many managers have of the millennial workforce need to be expanded to include an understanding of the behaviors behind their perceived orientations before we can reduce tension and build trust on teams. People’s behaviors are driven by their beliefs, values and expectations. Leaders who understand the values behind the

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Simple steps to opening the door for inner peace.

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The 5 Agreements, From Don Miguel Ruiz Don Miguel Ruiz, the youngest of 13 children born into a humble family in rural Mexico, grew up learning about the traditions and wisdom of the Toltec culture from his parents. But instead of becoming a traditional practitioner, he went to medical school and practiced neurosurgery with his brothers, until, he has said, he “realized that what needed to be healed was not only the physical brain, but the human mind as well.” A

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Prioritize: Eat the Frogs First

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Evaluate your task list and prioritize items based on four criteria: Do the things you need to do but don’t want to do first. This way you’ve done the ‘worst’ thing already and are happier to do the other tasks by comparison. Things you don’t want to do, but actually need to do are the ‘Frogs’. We aren’t motivated to do them, leaving them victim to procrastination. Frogs need structure around them to ensure that they actually get done. Create

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