How to Direct Your Brain to Focus On Things That Matter and Deliver

No matter the amount of time you have, if you are distracted and thinking of several things at once, it will be impossible to get everything done. Even when you are focused on the task at hand, distractions and interuptions can eat up valuable time. You need to work on focusing your attention. You can do this by focusing on your goal, plan your strategy and emphasize what’s important. If you focus your attention, you will become more productive in less time.


How to quit bad habits without willpower: 3 secrets from neuroscience

It’s time to stop beating yourself up for not breaking your bad habits. Often they are a result of different aspects of your personality fighting against each other. You can’t address these personality aspects with will power. Fortunately, there are other things you can do. You need to be calm, relax and reflect on your bad habits. Try to figure out why you engage in these habits. Finally, address the aspect of your prsonality that drives these behaviors either due to fear or anger and resolve the issue.


Ethics: Taking Credit For Someone Else’s Ideas – Ask #HR Bartender

A question about a senior team leader taking credit for someone else’s idea leads to an interesting topic of ethics in the workplace. In order to ensure ethical behavior, you need to make sure that it is promoted. It should be included in the mission statement of your organization and followed up with reminders to all employees. If an employee finds themselves in a sitaution where the are the victim of a violation, the HR or company leaders should have a policy in place. If there is not a polcy, the employee should consider staying with the company.

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The flaws a Nobel Prize-winning economist wants you to know about yourself

Richard Thaler is a Nobel-Prize award winner for his work in the field of behavioral economics. He shares his insights into some of the behaviors we are engaging in that can sabotage our financial well being. His suggestions include not over valuing things, spending time to do your research and be willing to step out of your comfort zone. He fears these behaviors will become so normal that behavioral economics won’t improve them, so he suggests making changes now.


Flow and the Psychology of Peak Performance

If you want to succeed in your work, you need to operate at peak performance and developing a state of focus, or flow is the way to do this. Some people need triggers to get into a state of flow but it’s not complicated to do so. Your brain may respond better when your risk is high or you are exposed to something outside of your comfort zone. Anything that creates high energy and thinking can create flow. Just be sure to keep yourself ready with proper sleep, diet and exercise.