A World Without Oil

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The future will be without oil.

In this engaging TED talk, Rob Hopkins, proposes a unique solution to this problem, the Transition response, where we prepare ourselves for life without oil and sacrifice our luxuries to build systems and communities that are completely independent of fossil fuels. 

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Do you need some tips how to become the best leader? Or  you are simply tired of fighting with your partner?

These are the 7 indispensable secrets than can change your personal and professional life:

  1. Stop ignoring people;
  2. Stop faking it;
  3. Stop controlling people;
  4. Stop projecting;
  5. Respect your fellow human;
  6. Empathize with your fellow human;
  7. Use generative listening.

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Eight Steps to End Procrastination

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An article from Website Designs looked at how to end procrastination

Here are 8 small suggestions to follow.

1. Change Your Perception

2. Let Go of Fear

3. Split Up the Project

4. Just Get Started

5. Talk About It Publicly

6. Work In Short Periods

7. Ask for Accountability

8. Reward Yourself

If you want to read more, see the full article  

 

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10 Challenges When You Are In Charge

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Jacob Shriar on the Blog business2community highlights the 10 main challenges you will face when you are assigned to a managerial position.

It can be tough to adjust to this new role and potentially new environment, the first piece of advice is to understand that it’s normal to be nervous.

Here are 10 challenges that you will face to motivate the employees under you:

  1. Failure to Set Clear Goals and Expectations.
  2. Poor Time Management.
  3. Unclear or Inconsistent Communication.
  4. Pressure To Perform.
  5. Shifting From Coworker To Boss.
  6. Hiring.
  7. Firing.
  8. Solving Other People’s Problems.
  9. Getting The Team To Be Productive.
  10. Not Asking For Help.

The key is to change your mindset and get into a new way of approaching work.

Read the entire article here

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5 key questions to ask before a meeting

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Everyone has taken part to some meetings that proved to be a waste of precious time and energies.

In order to avoid attending pointless meetings that will lead to nowhere, it is important to be capable of identifying such events in advance.

Here are five questions by Paul Newton that “one should always ask himself before attending a meeting”:

1. What is its aim?
2. Does it have a timed agenda?
3. Are the communications clear?
4. Will it be well managed?
5. Is the chair effective?

Read the full article: http://bit.ly/1LZUNwS

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