7 Steps to Never Procrastinating Again

Great article

TIME

No, you won’t do better work by procrastinating. And you will not have more time next week. In fact, leaving things unfinished makes you stupid. Here’s what works:

  • Use short, painless dashes of effort. Just have at it for five minutes and feel free to watch the clock. Chances are you’ll realize it’s not so bad.

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The Real Reason Girls Don’t Like to Code

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My friend shared this article with me on Linkedin yesterday and it resonated with me. I like how the author says we have to change our arguments when promoting STEM fields for girls, that the argument of “this is where the jobs are” though true, is not enough.:

We need to stop telling an entire gender they need to embrace STEM because it’s good for their brain or if they don’t, boys will get all the good, high-paying jobs. It’s not working, and I’m kind of glad, because it means girls aren’t buying the logic that they need to do something just because boys do. We need to play to girls’ strengths and invite them to participate in projects that create solutions for social issues or problems that they care about — and then offer accessible tech which empowers girls to stop thinking about doing STEM and just use the technology, developing skills along…

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Can you be a leader through STEM?

Can you be a leader through STEM? (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) When you think about leadership you don’t automatically think of STEM, and yet the principles of both are quite similar.

To be a good leader there is a science to knowing and understanding your team. You must work with them, find the mutual chemistry, identify and acknowledgement the areas that need improvement. Interestingly, the word science comes from the Latin word scientia meaning knowledge.

When you have the science of the team worked out then the technology follows. Forming the right team is an art or tekhnē. Communication is critical so the logia or words you use in discussions with your team are important to make your vision clear. This will ensure you are all working towards a common goal, and equally that you can resolve any problems that arise. After all, if you don’t talk about issues then how can you find solutions?

As a leader you must devise or engineer a plan on how your group will work best as a team. The vision you have communicated will be the basis of the plan, but, like any well oiled machine or engineered parts, the team must work seamlessly to make this vision a reality. Sometimes members or parts will need to be switched to make a better fit but this will ultimately lead to your team working as one, ensuring success.

Finally we come to mathematics. A team is like a complex formula. You as the leader or mathematician sometimes have to add or subtract parts or members, but if your equations or team members are worked out properly then the result will lead to a winning solution. Simply put teamwork = success.

Having run through the above similarities it stands to reason that leading through STEM can bring success not only to you as a leader but also to your team through your mutual collaboration. So I ask you now, can you lead through STEM?

Elaine Beare

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Do you run your organization by ideas or hierarchy?

Lead on Purpose

One of the keys to a successful company is teamwork. When people to work effectivley together great things happen. Though it’s not recognized a key discipline in many organizations, companies that make it a top priority always come out ahead. Check out this infographic for ideas on how to run your organization more effectively:

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[Infographic] Body Language, including the 6 Universal Emotional Signals

Moving People to Action

Nick Morgan, founder of Public Words, and one of the worlds top communications coaches, put together the Body Language infographic.  It answers questions such as:

  • How many seconds does it take for us to judge another person?
  • What are the 6 universal emotional signals?
  • How to disagree without making an enemy?
  • How to deal with an angry colleague?
  • How to ask your boss for a raise?

The Body Language Infographic

Check out Nick Morgan’s body language infographic below:

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Reposted from http://publicwords.com/the-body-language-infographic/

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