Category archive: Learning

Managing yourself at work

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Photo by Hans-Peter Gauster on Unsplash.com

Work takes up a lot of our lives, energy and emotions. Keeping work manageable takes a lot of effort, and sometimes a lot of help. There are many pieces to the puzzle and solving it is not always obvious. Not everyone has access to the sort of help needed. How would it be if help, guidance and advice about managing yourself at work was made available? 

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Can we learn to be creative?

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Creative thinking comes naturally to some people. Those who are better at it seem to be able to generate ideas and evaluate them at the same time. Recent studies suggest the skills associated with this can be developed.

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Thoughts about imagination …

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Photo by Joel Filipe on Unsplash.com

Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.
~ Mae Jemison

The upside of busyness …

 

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Photo by Ryan Tang on Unsplash.com

When I worked in a professional services firm, being “busy” was worn like a badge of honour. When asked how people were, “busy” was the usual response. With exchange of pleasantries, the usual question asked was “Are you busy?”

I used to think busyness was over-rated. I’ve since discovered, there’s an upside to it!

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How to improve your focus and your productivity

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Photo by Daria Nepriakhina on Unsplash.com

Your attention determines the experiences you have, and the experiences you have determine the life you live.
(Thomas, 2018).

Managing your attention is important to learning and productivity. With the many distractions that abound from electronic and social media, this can be a real challenge.

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