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As a human performance specialist, I always study any problem systematically to find out the gaps that separated an organization (or an individual) from its goals. Accordingly, I find solutions to bridge such gaps. But it is very important to me, not only to bridge such gaps, but also bridge them in less time, using less resources while doing less efforts.

There are always different kids of solutions, different roads that lead to the needed goal, but the best road, in my opinion, is the shortest, less expensive and needs less resources and much less efforts. And this is how I stand out of the others…

However, sometimes the shorter road is not the best road. I am looking for the best shortest road… I believe it can’t be better than this. What do you think?

Feedback that Works. article:Why Emotionally Intelligent Leaders Avoid the ‘Feedback Sandwich’ |

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The attached article critiques that the sandwich feedback might not be as effective as it should be.

Sandwich feedback is when you receive good news followed by bad news then good news.

Well, from my own point of view the sandwich feedback is not effective for different reasons, such as…

1. Usually people like to hear what they want to hear, so they might take only the good news and through the negative news away which are the main message.

2. This could create unclear message. Does that mean I’m good or I’m not? What does this mean exactly.

3. This is a suger coating of the real problem, because people avoid to upset others who are reviving the feedback.

However, where you provide a feedback you want to make things better, right? I believe the best way is to provide the negative news straight ahead, but you can also offer different ways to make things better and how to overcome such negative outcomes.. You can also remind the person of the good skills and qualities he or she has that would help them to overcome such bad feedback.

At the end of the day, feedback is a very powerful and essential tool to keep growing and improving, but it has to be straight forward while offering solutions to solve the problem.

What do you think? Would you prefer to suger coating the problem?

https://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/why-emotionally-intelligent-leaders-avoid-feedback-sandwich-to-improve-employee-performance-backed-by-science.html

Is This A Job Revolution?

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Hyper work is a new term that is coming out recently due to the changes took place during the recent years when workers recognized the importance of self-care, mental health, and enjoying life. Some workers are back to the offices and do not mind to spend all the working hours at the office away from the home. Meanwhile, the other half of the workers are looking for a balanced life style, where they would have the freedom to work remotely (whatever that remotely means to them). Some of these workers are willing to quit their jobs even if they are making 6 figures salary. They just prefer to have a better mental health, and enjoy life more with less stress.

All these changes,  in addition to the explosion of the technology (including social media platforms) that created other income streams; require a new working environment and protocol for working, and seek different setting for different types of jobs.

I believe we need to look at the type of the job, keep improving the work environment including the schedule flexibility, the skills of the workers and consider to adapt a completely new approach to the carrier and job market.

Is this period about the job revolution? Could be. However, we do need more research, more experts and more leaders who care about evolving both human beings and economic system.

Article: The Brain’s ‘Prediction Machine’ Anticipates the Future When Listening to Music

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How many times, when you are listening to a song and you found yourself predicting the next word or the next tone? When this happens to me, I think how good I am in predictions till I read the attached article. It highlights how our brain is a very powerful machine, although scientists have not yet discovered it all.

The attached article talks about a study where researchers found how participants were able to predict the next melody when they are listening to a piece of music. They believe that the results could be applied also to languages, and communication.

If our brain recognizes a system to be able to predict the next melody, couldn’t it predict other important events in different domains?

Do you feel that your brain could predict any events in your life?

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Article: 5 Reasons Why You Need to Learn Time Management for Your Business

This attached article highlights the importance of developing the time management skills for business people. However, such skills are essential for your success either in academia, business or your daily life.

The author claims that there are a few reasons for developing time management skills:

1. Accomplish more in less time… Well that is alone is a great motivation to develop such skills, don’t you agree?

2.better decision making… The author claims that you will be able to have more time to make a decision

3.more time for business expansion… Well, isn’t expansion should be one of your target?

4. Relieving stress.. Well, this one, in my opinion, is a great reason to acquire time management skills and it definitely helps to keep your stress level under control.

Do you have time management skills? Do you know how to prioritizing your tasks? Which one you should start with?

However, the focus should be on working smarter not harder. You need to focus on the main tasks that are taking you closer to your goals… Always think about your goals and what you want to achieve.. How is this task will help you to achieve your goals sooner.

5 Reasons Why You Need to Learn Time Management for Your Business https://flip.it/15ZiqF