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Article Summary: Always Tired? How Exhaustion Transforms Our Bodies...And What You May Not Realize About The True Causes

Article Summary: Always Tired? How Exhaustion Transforms Our Bodies...And What You May Not Realize About The True Causes The following article summary contains interesting insights impacting decision-making.
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Complaints regarding chronic tiredness are on the rise, despite the fact complainants sleep enough time in a day.Article identifies “21 Fatigue Factors” that contribute to chronic fatigue, as well as “How Tiredness Alters Our Ego: 7 Effects on the Psyche”The primary contributing factor cited for chronic fatigue is sustained mental overstimulation/constant mind shifting; particularly through various forms of electronics.Cell phones/ComputersConstant background noiseEmail/information/data overloadConstant exposures to stressOther contributing factorsLack of sunlightPoor dietLack of daily exerciseGeneral symptomsMental fog/memory loss…other health problems may ariseStress, anxiousness, inability to focus, depression, anxiety, anger, mental instabilityPortions of the brain ma…
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Communication and Leadership: You Cannot Influence People to Act, if You Are Not Understood

Communication and Leadership: You Cannot Influence People to Act, if You Are Not Understood
Leaders and managers need to be good communicators. You cannot lead or manage people if your guidance is not understood.
Communication requires constant practice and study. Communication requires succinctness, clarity and momentum to be understood.
Sir Harold Evans, published his book Do I make myself clear?: Why writing well matters in May 2017. The book provides leaders and managers useful tools and insights from the perspective of a lifelong professional communicator. Evans is editor at large for Reuters. He is a former editor for London's "The Sunday Times" and "The Times".  He is a best-selling author on the topic of American History. Evans also received the British Gold Award for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism.
A Checklist for Effective Writing
1.Start writing with nouns a.Put the doer of things first, this keeps the sentence concrete and focused.
2.Wri…

Leadership Lessons from Arnold Schwarzenegger - May 2017 - No such thing as a self-made man.

Leadership Lessons from Arnold Schwarzenegger - May 2017 - No such thing as a self-made man. Tuesday, January 2, 201810:40 PM "Leadership is a relationship. It's a relationship between those who aspire to lead and those who choose to follow. Whether the relationship is with one or many, leadership requires engaging others. No matter how much formal power and authority our positions give us, we'll only leave a lasting legacy if others want to be in that relationship with us." -Handbook for Developing Emotional and Social Intelligence: Best Practices; pg XIIKouzes and Posner identified four key characteristics of great leaders that stand out above all other traits. The characteristics of great leaders are competence, humility, vision and inspiration. Listen and watch Arnold Schwarzenegger exhibit each of these core traits in his speech to the graduating university students.  You will see there is no such thing as a self-made man.   ReferencesHughes, M., Thompson, H. L., …

Influence and Persuasion via Seduction

The power of seduction in our everyday lives | Chen Lizra | TEDxVancouver - YouTubeThe video is about leveraging interpersonal communication skills via seduction. However, seduction goes beyond sex. Seduction is about appeal, self-confidence, charm, connection, and vulnerability.

Seduction is about establishing focused personal contact. You need to identify what you want... it's about turning a no into a maybe, and a maybe into a yes. Learning where the "emotional buttons are" and then "triggering them"."Clipped from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBIL2sdfoVc

Time_as_Strategic_Capacity–Liability_or_Asset?

Time as Strategic Capacity – Liability or Asset?
Time is a strategic resource; it is initially free to each living being, but is limited to how long we live and how we use it.The use of time shapes the quality of life for oneself, and those around them. Management of time indicates if one will live a life of wealth, or debt.
Time is real; money is not. Time is free, but limited to our lifespan.Money comes in many and continuously changing forms. It can be paper, stone, virtual, etc. Money has value based on value perceived and given by others.We learn and talk about investing money and what compounding interest can bring, however, we do not teach much about investing time and what intangible compounding interest it can bring.

There are 24 hours in a day. Eight of those hours are needed for rest and rejuvenation. It appears the remaining 16 hours are ours to use as we wish.This is not the case.
Time as a Liability
Many people work at least eight-hour days making money for someone else’…

Thoughts regarding Innovation

Innovation
Innovation is the ability to create new concepts, capabilities or products. Innovation often involves taking what is already known and adapting, or transforming it, in a manner to meet new needs and/or address new problems.  Innovation can be an interative process that can take days, months or years to achieve.  The electric lightbulb is one example... thousands of attempts and roughly 80 years in the making. 
An example of innovation is what many of us call ‘sticky notes’. Sticky notes were allegedly produced by accident by a scientist in the late 60s; some sources say as early as the 40s. The doctor was trying to produce a strong adhesive; he failed. Frustrated, the doctor allegedly left his office and wrote a note and stuck it onto something to let people know he was out for the day. 
Regardless of which story one believes, we know for a fact that sticky notes were created many decades ago, but did not become a popular commodity until decades laters. Sometime later someone …