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Critical Thinking – What Exactly Is It?

Most employers are now concerned with ensuring that staff and new recruits have critical thinking skills. One hears this term frequently yet when you ask managers to explain what they mean by critical thinking, you get a variety of answers ranging from “critical thinking skills are necessary for problem solving” to some kind of vague […]

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9 Key Soft Skills To Work On

When you think about self-development or development of a team in terms of soft skills, there are 9 key soft skills that one can consider to be essential and that are usually missing from many executives. These soft skills are spread across 3 categories – professionalism, critical thinking and followership… (more…)

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Triple Your Productivity

There are literally hundreds of ways to improve your productivity. But if you are looking for a quantum difference where you can virtually triple your productivity, then it is necessary to use a 3-step approach. Using all 3 steps and using these simultaneously is what can produce the remarkable difference. (more…)

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The Power of Focus

Our natural tendency is to behave like butterflies: flitting from one flower to another in search of nutrition – or from one task to another before the first task is complete – or switching from one priority to another on impulse. To justify this, we call this multi-tasking but this isn’t multi-tasking, it is a […]

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Motivation – What You Did Not Know

Imagine you have a goal. It could be about learning a new language. picking up a new skill, losing weight, getting fit. As you get closer to the goal, your motivation goes up and accelerates. This is called the goal-gradient effect and was first studied in the 1930s with rats. The study found that rats […]

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Lean Thinking Principles

Lean thinking principles essentially consist of a five-step thought process proposed by Womack and Jones in 1996 to guide managers through a process of lean transformation. Lean thinking is equally applicable in manufacturing (enhancing quality and reducing waste), in entrepreneurial startups where being lean and thinking lean are essential for survival and in large enterprises […]

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Double Your Productivity

Based on a blog article by Robin Sharma. In a blog article, author and leadership guru Robin Sharma shares 17 tips to double your productivity. In a typical day, there are so many distractions at home and at work that some kind of deliberate strategy is needed to maintain and improve productivity. This extract summarizes what […]

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The Carnegie Principle

One of the mood states that Dale Carnegie thought was particularly important in a presentation was enthusiasm. In one class he held in Philadelphia, a young insurance salesman named Frank Bettger was mumbling his way through an impromptu talk. Carnegie interrupted him and said “Mr. Bettger, are you interested in what you are saying?”. Mr. […]

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Free E-Learning

MDi Pakistan E-Learning and Collaboration System provides a FREE online training program on Effective Writing Skills. You will need to first register if you haven’t done so already to get your portal account login details (click on the Register link in the left hand sidebar). We hope you get some real insights about effective writing and some practical […]

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Extraordinary Insights for Living and Working

An extract of extraordinary insights for living and working by Jim Rohn, a speaker and author famous for his motivational audio programs and quotes on business and life in general. He passed away in 2009 but his work and quotes live on today. Rohn’s book “Five Major Pieces to the Life Puzzle”, published in 1991, was […]

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