Posts Tagged "education"

Build Your Resilience: 5 Ways To Lean Into Life’s Curves

Posted on March 22nd, 2017 by The Learning Factor

Life isn’t linear. No matter how well thought out your plans, they’ll eventually collide with a reality you didn’t plan on. Learning to “lean into the curves” when life doesn’t unfold as you’d hoped will help spare you untold stress, bounce back faster and emerge better off.  Here’s five ways to do just that.

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Life isn’t linear. Sooner or later the best laid plans collide with a reality you didn’t plan on. Learning to “lean into the curves” will help you handle them better and emerge better off.

5 Difficult and Uncomfortable Things You Should Never, Ever Put in Your Emails

Posted on March 22nd, 2017 by The Learning Factor

Email is taking a lot of flak lately. And why not? We’re inundated with it. It’s cold and impersonal. People abuse it passive-aggressively for their own political agendas. And it can be –to be frank — addictive.

Yet, no matter how much we gripe about it, and whatever options may be out there like Slack, email is here to stay. For now, at least.

But we can all do email better. Much better. I’ve been witness to –and often the victim of –a range of email offenses in my working life. And yet, even today, I see people continue to commit the same email offenses that I thought would have become forgotten or even outlawed by now.

So in the interest of raising awareness around these offenses, and with the hope that we can see them committed far less frequently, here are five difficult and uncomfortable things that you should never, ever put into your emails at work. Especially if want to build –and keep — the relationships that matter to you most.

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People say the darnedest things in their emails.

6 Ways To Become A Better Listener | Fast Company

Posted on March 20th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

Ever zone out while someone is talking? Of course. We all do. The average human has an eight-second attention span. With electronic distractions competing for your time and an abundance of responsibilities at work, it makes listening attentively to someone else speak pretty difficult.

“We are living in a time when it’s more challenging to be consistently aware and intentional because so many things are demanding our attention. Our brains haven’t caught up to the technology that’s feeding them,” says Scott Eblin, author of Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative. “The impact of this leaves people in a chronic condition of fight or flight.”

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Humans have an average eight-second attention span. You’re going to need to do better if you want to get things done.

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