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Timothy Carroll

Why Reading Matters: 4 Ways to Fit More Reading Time into Your Day

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The much-celebrated Italian writer and philosopher Umberto Eco famously had a personal library containing a whopping 30,000 books. While of course, even the most voracious readers wouldn’t come close to reading anywhere near that number of books in their lifetime, for Eco, this library served a different purpose.

Rather than being about bragging rights, the library was there to act as a constant reminder of the many, many things that he didn’t know.

In the age of constant upheaval and change that we’re living in, the number of things that we don’t know is growing by the day. So, if you’re not reading, and reading constantly, you can be sure that your competitors who are reading know something that you don’t.

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Managing Decision Fatigue: 5 Ways to Make Fewer, Better Decisions

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When a team of researchers analyzed over 1,100 parole board decisions and the factors that led to an unsuccessful appeal, one factor stood out.

It wasn’t the background or past criminal history of the applicant. Instead, it was the time of day the hearing took place.

Parole applicants appearing at 8:50 am were the most likely to be granted parole and rulings became harsher toward the end of the day.

This can be explained, according to the research, by decision fatigue.

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Finding Clarity: 4 Ways to Overcome Information Overload

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The terms Burnout and Information Overload have become synonymous with the demands of the modern-day, post-pandemic workplace.

Of course, this is a conundrum. The same workplace that’s making so many of us feel drained and uninspired also requires us to bring our A-game to get ahead.

It begs the question:

How can we meet the demands of the times we’re living in if we’re operating at a fraction of what we’re capable of?

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Team Flow: 5 ways to create an ego-free team culture for peak performance

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A team of people working together focused on a mission and without ego. This is where high-level creativity, productivity, and innovation occur. This is where magic happens.

We’re social creatures, hard-wired to enjoy working with groups on missions that are bigger than ourselves. This behavior is so essential to us that cognitive scientists have referred to it as Team Flow. If flow describes a state of consciousness where high performance is achieved automatically and without effort, Team Flow is when a group of people working together achieve this powerful state, simultaneously.

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5 Ways a Mindfulness Practice Makes you a More Effective Leader

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It used to be the case that mindfulness meditation was seen as an esoteric practice that few people in the western world took seriously. Though over the last decade, a mindfulness revolution has taken place. Meditation is now a mainstream practice with years of scientific research backing its efficacy in a wide range of domains.

With studies showing mindfulness can assist in improving cognition, focus, creativity as well as emotional and physiological regulation, developing a mindfulness practice is a must for anybody looking at reaching and maintaining peak performance. And indeed, everybody from artists to athletes are touting the benefits of mindfulness practice, but with the increasing pressures that are par for the course in modern leadership positions, mindfulness is especially important for leaders.

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6 Strategies for Optimizing your Health and Wellbeing

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Great Leaders Are Healthy Leaders.

As a business leader, you understand the importance of peak performance on a professional level. To have a highly successful business, one must have a constant hunger to learn, adapt, and improve.

That same hunger also applies to your health.

Simple changes to your nutrition, lifestyle, and stress management can help repower your health and provide you with positive long-term results. Many studies have shown that healthy leaders make better decisions, and that greater health within organizations leads to better productivity overall. Read More

Defeat Your Automatic Negative Thoughts

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For many leaders, the greatest obstacle encountered on the journey to success is their own mind.

Our thoughts control how we feel about ourselves and the world around us. They impact the decisions we make and the actions we take.

On average, a person has up to 70,000 thoughts per day. Sometimes our thoughts happen so spontaneously that we fail to notice them. We just accept them, believe them to be truth. These are called automatic thoughts. Read More

10 encouraging tips to overcome challenges

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How to handle challenges and uncertainty.

Sometimes life has so much momentum we find ourselves caught in the flow of it, unable to swim to shore. We feel uncertainty and a loss of control.

We all have challenges in our lives that can knock us down. I have great news: There is always an opportunity in the midst of a great challenge. It is up to you to find it.

Consider these 10 tips to support and guide you through times of uncertainty, bring out the best in you amidst challenges, and help you achieve your desired goals with resilience…

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Mindfulness Matters – How to Bring Balance to Your Daily Life

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Mindfulness Matters – Tips for Balance and Awareness in Daily Life

There are a myriad of benefits to the practice of mindfulness. It helps with stress reduction, improves focus and productivity, positively impacts our emotions, and enhances our quality of life.

One of the great things about mindfulness is that it’s available to you in every moment, and can easily be added to your daily routine. Read More