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Archive for January 2012

The Fragility of Attention

Our attention is a fragile resource. When we spread it too thinly, we can easily be distracted by myriad other stimuli. Not surprisingly, the result of working on too many things at once is that most of them suffer in some way. Most of us rely on directed attention when focusing on our work, or…

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Choose Optimism

Fit leaders are optimistic and always try to see the glass as half-full. When a leader chooses optimism, he or she also chooses vitality and success. Martin E.P. Seligman, a former President of the American Psychological Association and a pioneer in the field of positive psychology, has been studying optimists and pessimists for 25 years.…

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