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How Companies Can Profit From A “Growth Mindset”

Attitude and Mindset, business coach, Businetiks, coaching, consulting, Featured, growth, life coach, mindset, strategy
Carol Dweck is a Stanford psychology professor,well known for her work on the power of mindsets to promote or discourage academic achievement and innovation. She’s famously seen an important distinction between people who view success as an outgrowth of talent that is inborn and immutable – those with a fixed mindset – and people who […] The post How Companies Can Profit From A “Growth Mindset” appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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What Businesspeople Can Learn From The Kitchen of Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain, business coach, Businetiks, coaching, consulting, design, Featured, life coach, operations, order, Process, strategy
Note: We ran this blog post several tears ago. We are rerunning it in memory of Anthony Bourdain on his passing. Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef of Brasserie Les Halles, best-selling author, and famed television personality, is known in the restaurant industry for running a very strict kitchen.  No one working in his kitchen would dare to […] The post What Businesspeople Can Learn From The Kitchen of Anthony Bourdain appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Don’t Believe These Strategic Planning Myths

business coach, Businetiks, coaching, consulting, Featured, Innovation, life coach, Planning, strategic planning, strategy
Strategic thinking often boils down to choosing what not to do. Yet three myths continue to plague it: Myth 1: Productivity is the goal. Productivity is about getting things done. Strategic thinking is about getting the right things done well. And that means leaving some things undone. Myth 2: Strategy is about what’s “important.” Every […] The post Don’t Believe These Strategic Planning Myths appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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What Causes Poor Decision Making

business coach, Businetiks, choice, coaching, consulting, decisions, Featured, Improvement, life coach, Process, strategy
What causes well-meaning people to make poor decisions? To find out, researchers looked at 360-feedback data from more than 50,000 leaders to find the most common paths that lead to bad decisions. They include: Waiting too long for others’ input. Failing to get the right input at the right time. Failing to understand input because […] The post What Causes Poor Decision Making appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Concentrate Better By Starting A Mindfulness Routine

business coach, Businetiks, coaching, concentration, consulting, Featured, Focus, life coach, mindfulness, strategy
Sometimes it feels impossible to stay focused at work. Mindfulness can help. Studies have shown that people who have a mindfulness routine are less distractible and better at concentrating. You can develop your own routine by scheduling three 10-minute mindfulness sessions throughout your day. Put everything aside — close your email and the door to […] The post Concentrate Better By Starting A Mindfulness Routine appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Schedule Your Most Important Work for When You’re Most Focused

business coach, Businetiks, coaching, consulting, Featured, Focus, life coach, strategy, Time Management
If you’re like most people, you struggle to maintain focus throughout the day. Maybe you’re distracted by your phone buzzing at your desk, or you can’t seem to stay off email and Facebook during meetings. Instead of beating yourself up, take steps to better understand your patterns. For one week, pay attention to when your […] The post Schedule Your Most Important Work for When You’re Most Focused appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Block Out Time for Solitude and Thinking

business coach, Businetiks, coaching, consulting, distraction, Featured, Focus, life coach, strategy
The volume of information and stimuli coming at us every day makes it more difficult to focus than ever. To do the careful thinking that decision making and leadership require, you must step back from the noise of the world. Schedule 15-minute breaks at least once or twice a day to sit quietly in your […] The post Block Out Time for Solitude and Thinking appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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The Tale Of Eeyore and Tigger

attitude, Attitude and Mindset, business coach, Businetiks, coaching, consulting, Featured, life coach, mindset, negative, optimist, pessimist, positive, strategy
In the stories of Winnie The Pooh and his friends there are two diametrically opposed characters: Eeyore and Tigger. We all have Eeyores and Tiggers in our lives. The pessimist and the optimist, the two see every situation through their own perspectives. Eeyore obviously is a pessimist. He believes there isn’t a point to trying […] The post The Tale Of Eeyore and Tigger appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Know Your Data Source

accuracy, bias, business coach, Businetiks, coaching, consulting, data, Evaluate, Featured, life coach, strategy
There has been a lot of talk lately about data. Who is collecting it and how it is used have been discussed quite often. What hasn’t been discussed is if the data is accurate. Beyond showing an ad for something you looked at, how accurate is the data you are basing your decisions on? Is […] The post Know Your Data Source appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Make Time for Strategic Thinking Every Day

business coach, Businetiks, coaching, consulting, Featured, Improvement, Leadership, life coach, personal growth, strategy
If you believe that only senior executives need to think strategically, think again. No matter what level you’re at, strategic thinking is a critical skill — one that can always be improved. To hone your capacity to see the big picture, start by making sure you have a solid understanding of the industry context and […] The post Make Time for Strategic Thinking Every Day appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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