Surprisingly Simple Ways You Can Trick Your Brain Into Focusing
This research-based approach has shown improvements in brain function in as little as 12 hours.
What separates strategic, visionary thinkers from the rest of us? And why do we tend to worry about our ability to remember names—or where our keys are—rather than loss of cognitive memory that makes great performers?
These were questions that puzzled Sandra Bond Chapman, founder and chief director of the Center for Brain Health at the University of Texas—Dallas. She wondered if high-level cognitive function could be taught or improved and set about figuring out how to do so. As a result, she and her team have developed Strategic Memory Advanced Reasoning Training (SMART), a research-based brain training program that they claim can improve focus, memory, and cognitive function, starting with just nine hours of training.
Here’s the entire article: Surprisingly Simple Ways You Can Trick Your Brain Into Focusing | Fast Company | Business + Innovation
We often hear about ways to constructively engage employees. This post takes a bit of a different approach. It discusses employees who feel that the organization has wronged, or mistreated them in some way. It looks at what are referred to as “psychological breaches” and how they impact an organization.
The 5 dissent tactics of employees and how to deal with them
These issues are referred to as psychological contract breaches. This is where an employee feels that the organisation has failed to fulfil its obligations to them. Over the years there has been a considerable amount of research attention looking at these psychological contract breaches and their effect.
Lots of us use a personal kanban to visualize our daily work. Kanban is a great way to see what you’re doing and what needs to be done. This article addresses a couple of real problems with kanban. How do I handle different types of tasks? What is the ‘right’ level of detail? I found this useful and I hope you will too.
Bob H 10/28/2016
This question comes up not only in Personal Kanban but also for teams and enterprise (portfolio) kanban boards as well. It is a great question – and quite often tricky to answer! What should be the level of work breakdown that gets visualized on the Kanban board? Should each card on your Kanban board be a project or a mini-project? Or should be each task that you can think of that you need to do at the lowest (smallest duration) level?
Click the link to continue to the article: How Granular should my (Personal) Kanban Board be? | The #1 Blog on Agile, Kanban and Project Management – Digite
More great insights from David Marquet!
Leadership Nudge™ – STOP TELLING PEOPLE WHAT TO DO This week’s Leadership Nudge comes from my visit to France. I was in Saint-Tropez where I saw some incredibly beautiful sail boats. I am always amazed at how well the crews function when sailing these magnificent craft. When these guys round the mark there’s not a lot…
This is a great piece from Stephanie Vozza at FastCompany.com
Six Brain Hacks To Learn Anything Faster
Fast Company | Business + Innovation
Whether it’s a new technology, a foreign language, or an advanced skill, staying competitive often means learning new things. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. workers have taken a course or sought additional training to advance their careers, according to a March 2016 study by Pew Research Center. They report that results have included an expanded professional network, new job or different career path.
Being a quick learner can give you an even greater edge. Science proves there are six ways you can learn and retain something faster.
Click here for more: Six Brain Hacks To Learn Anything Faster | Fast Company | Business + Innovation
I just ran across this wonderful presentation by Nancy Duarte. She has a wonderfully engaging presentation style, but the best part of this talk is the analysis she uses to map a presentation. Watch this if you spend any amount of time trying to communicate to other people.