Achieve Your Goals in 2014 — Here’s Research That Can Help

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Here’s the top 5 and there is 22 more for you to help you achieve your goals:

1. Successful people do nine things differently than everyone else.

2. The rest of us hold ourselves back in five major ways.

3. But don’t stress! Just change the way you think about stress.

4. To spot new opportunities, imagine yourself in the future.

5. And act like a leader before you are one.

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Emotional Intelligence Predicts Job Success thro’ Abhishek Singh

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While most EQ increases happen with age, you can train yourself to have a higher EQ, by being mindful of your mindfulness, more agile with emotions, or taking the dive into coaching.

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Market News Section: Mu Sigma to unleash power of analytics for cricket teams thro’ Abhishek Singh

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Mostly, captains, coaches or managers of cricket teams take decisions based on their gut feeling which may prove irrational at times. To address such challenges, , a Bangalore-based analytics company is developing a “Real-time cricket analysis” which can analyse various structured and unstructured cricket data using mathematical and statistical modeling and present a real-time suggestion.

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Work & Culture Section: How a single question mark keeps Amazon on track

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has a public e-mail address for handling interactions with customers, and he forwards some e-mails to his team accompanied by a single “?” in the message. The so-called question mark escalations prompt a flurry of activity to figure out what went wrong and report to multiple managers before passing them up to Bezos himself. Responding in such a way turns customer complaints into a kind of audit of Amazon’s processes, and helps the company stay on track

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What Is the Duty of a Manager?

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As a manager, you are given resources — people and a budget. Your primary duty is use those resources to build a highly effective organization. Think of your organization as an engine. You must build the most powerful and reliable engine with your resources.

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HR Section: Shake up your company’s status quo to bring lasting success

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Looking back at history, there are companies that have beaten the odds of the business life cycle, fought off decline, and been reborn as successful ventures. Two examples that were noted in the comments section of the last post come to mind: IBM’s fall from glory in the 1980s and its subsequent rebirth as a vibrant corporation and Apple’s climb back from the dark days of 1997 to the top of the market capitalization table in 2012. As we think of these and other examples (and they are the favorites for obvious reasons for case study writers), it is worth noting that the very fact that we can name these companies suggests that they are the exceptions rather than the rule. Notwithstanding that sobering reality, it is still useful to put these success stories under the microscope, not only to get an understanding of what allowed these companies to succeed, but also to develop forward-looking criteria that we may be able to use in investing.

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Why Generation Y Yuppies Are Unhappy thro’ Akash Agrawal

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Lucy is part of Generation Y, the generation born between the late 1970s and the mid 1990s.  She’s also part of a yuppie culture that makes up a large portion of Gen Y.

I have a term for yuppies in the Gen Y age group—I call them Gen Y Protagonists & Special Yuppies, or GYPSYs.  A GYPSY is a unique brand of yuppie, one who thinks they are the main character of a very special story.
So Lucy’s enjoying her GYPSY life, and she’s very pleased to be Lucy.  Only issue is this one thing:
Lucy’s kind of unhappy.
To get to the bottom of why, we need to define what makes someone happy or unhappy in the first place.  It comes down to a simple formula:

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