It’s Time to Redefine ‘The Good Life’

When Arianna Huffington’s busy life careered out of control, she collapsed from the stress. In her new book, she redefines success by adding well-being and wisdom to the life/work balance.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor‘s insight:

Over time, our society’s notion of success has been reduced to money and power. How do you measure success?

See on www.dailylife.com.au

Advertisements

5 Job Search Tactics You Should Stop Immediately

You’ve been on the job hunt for weeks.

You’re applying immediately to every job you come across that’s remotely related to your field. You’re getting your resume in the hands of anyone you meet. You’re following up with hiring managers like your life depends on it.

And still? Nothing. Nada. Zilch.

It might be you that’s the problem.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor‘s insight:

Job searching isn’t easy, nor can it be boiled down to a single, perfect formula. But you should eliminate the tactics that don’t work.

See on mashable.com

7 Habits of Remarkably Likeable Bosses

According to recent research, 86 percent of employees believe that if they like their boss they are more productive. So forget about cracking the whip. Instead, build these seven habits into your leadership persona.

If they like you, really like you, you will actually be a better boss. Here’s how to make that happen.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor‘s insight:

7 habits of remarkably likeable bosses.

See on www.inc.com

6 Hostage Negotiation Techniques That Will Get You What You Want

How does hostage negotiation get people to change their minds? The Behavioral Change Stairway Model was developed by the FBI’s hostage negotiation unit, and it shows the 5 steps to getting someone else to see your point of view and change what they’re doing.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor‘s insight:

The 5 steps to getting someone else to see your point of view and change what they’re doing.

See on time.com

7 Habits of Remarkably Likeable Bosses

ccording to recent research, 86 percent of employees believe that if they like their boss they are more productive. So forget about cracking the whip. Instead, build these seven habits into your leadership persona.


Sounds obvious, but simply taking a moment to greet your employees (by name!) and make small talk with them goes a long way to increasing your likeability as a boss. Be as approachable and accessible as possible. Take time to compliment employees and ask them how their day is going. Be patient; remember that it’s important to set aside time for your people, no matter how busy you are. In fact, that busyness-;yours and theirs-;makes a friendly word even more important.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor‘s insight:

If they like you, really like you, you will actually be a better boss. Here’s how to make that happen.

See on www.inc.com

What I Learned From A Week Of Waking Up Early

I’ve written about many productive people who use this strategy. I’ve also found it hard to implement in my own life. I am not a morning person. I also have three small children who, until about six months ago, woke me up so early that the thought of getting up any earlier just made me want to hide under the covers. However, as I started looking ahead to the deadline for a book I’m writing, and realized that I would need to be more productive and focused, I decided to try waking up early for a week to work, in the hopes that I would get more done.

I spent the past week doing just that. The results have been positive, though not so overwhelmingly positive that I’m going to wake up before dawn for the rest of my life. I am, however, willing to keep trying it from time to time.

Before my new morning ritual, I was waking up between 7 and 7:30 (yes, this is one of the upsides of having no commute). I got up, got the kids breakfast, and started working around 8.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor‘s insight:

You know the advice: If you want to get more done, try going to bed earlier and getting up earlier. You turn wasted evening TV time into productive morning hours. You can accomplish big things before most people eat breakfast.

See on www.fastcompany.com

Fast Company | Business + Innovation

It’s no secret that working moms wear many hats–caregiver, professional, friend, partner. And now, a new study from Cornell University proves what we all suspected: this constant switching of roles is stressful.

Professor Benjamin Cornwell, a sociology professor at Cornell University, studied how maintaining social relationships can increase stress, particularly for women. His findings were published in the June 2013 issue of Social Psychology Quarterly.

Cornwell examined 24-hour time diaries of 7,662 employed respondents (both male and female, across the country) from the 2010 American Time Use Survey to measure frequency of switching (moving from one social context to another) and stress levels.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor‘s insight:

A recent study finds that the more often you switch roles from work, to social obligations, to caregiver the more stressed you become. (Bad news, ladies: it affects us twice as much as men.)

See on www.fastcompany.com