Eric Garner, in his book Thinking Skills, argues that our brain is the most powerful organ we possess. It is the tool that, if used skillfully, can help us perform better in our job, better in our team and better in our organization.
Thinking Skills are some of the most valuable skills to learn today. Indeed, we live in an Information Age, no longer an Industrial Age. That’s why brain has replaced brawn, and strength in thinking has replaced strength in muscles. No matter what kind of business you work for, nor what kind of job you do, today you are expected to apply a range of thinking skills to the work you carry out. This includes using your judgment; collecting, using, and analyzing information; working with others to solve problems; making decisions on behalf of others; contributing to ideas to innovate and change; and being creative about how your job can function better.
By developing your thinking skills to meet the needs of the modern world, you are guaranteed to succeed.
Leadership starts from the leader’s well-being.
Here’s, according to Roy Bennet (@InspiringThinkn), the 12 steps to Self Care:
- If it feels wrong, don’t do it.
- Say “exactly” what you mean.
- Don’t be a people pleaser.
- Trust your instincts.
- Never speak bad about yourself.
- Never give up on your dreams.
- Don’t be afraid to say “No”.
- Don’t be afraid to say “Yes”.
- Be kind to yourself.
- Let go of what you can’t control.
- Stay away from drama and negativity.
You don’t speak with your mouth: you speak with your body, too.
Or rather: your body speaks for you. Your body’s movements and positions express your thoughts and feelings. Your facial expressions communicate information. Also, body positions affect attitude.This happens silently and often mechanically.
Body language does not have a real grammar. The first step is to become aware of it. For this to happen, you have to practice. Here are some tips:
- Do not gesture above your shoulders.
- Talk more with your hands.
- Watch your eyes (eye contact is important).
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In this article, she gives us a list of nine ways to keep our personal power:
1. Don’t waste energy complaining;
2. Accept responsibility for how you feel;
3. Establish healthy boundaries;
4. Practice forgiveness;
5. Know your values;
6. Don’t waste time on unproductive thoughts;
7. Avoid language that implies you’re a victim;
8. Make your self-worth independent of other’s opinions;
9. Be willing to stand out from the crowd.
Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn’t make sense, but he has never been able to shake his habit of waiting until the last minute to get things done.
In this hilarious and insightful TED talk, Urban takes us on a journey through YouTube binges, Wikipedia rabbit holes and bouts of staring out the window — and encourages us to think harder about what we’re really procrastinating on, before we run out of time.