Questions about interacting with others in a way that affects personal productivity.

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How to solve my personal issues to be productive and happy person

Until two years ago, I was a positive thinker, easily forgot petty issues, and was productive. After that I started studying for a masters in Computer Science and started a full time job. This means I ...
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How can I succeed in remembering people's names?

Even after I have asked a person's name a number of times, I still have trouble remembering it. How can I improve my ability with recalling names?
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How to prevent/control daydreaming?

Daydreaming is becoming a serious issue for me as I miss valuable information in places such as classes, meetings and presentations. It doesn't depend on any specific element. In fact, it may be ...
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How do I introduce someone to Personal Productivity Improvements?

I've found the personal productivity methods and techniques I use (such as GTD and Inbox Zero) to be hugely helpful, but I've always struggled with good ways to introduce them to other people. Some ...
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6answers
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How to efficiently make a hard decision?

I saw an interview with Warren Buffet, where he states that if he makes something like two or three good decisions in a year, then it was a good year. Is there best-practice process on how to make ...
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6answers
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How do I control irritation or anger?

Of course there are plenty of reason to be irritate in home or office environment. I just want to control this. How do you manage this situation?
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How can I help develop a culture that positively impacts my motivation to work?

How can I leverage the people around me in order to achieve better productivity on my own tasks? I feel that GTD does not have to be an one man show. Is there some sort of social-GTD?
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Are there techniques to stop fearing confrontation so intensely?

Confrontation is a huge part of my life. For example, in my job as project manager I need to confront clients about things that might make them upset or I need to talk to them when I know they are ...
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1answer
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Separate personal life from work: deal with distracting emotions

Is there any established technique to deal with distractions coming from personal life? For example, how to concentrate after a discussion (not work-related)?
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Developing Social Skills [closed]

As a kid no one ever taught me basic social skills such as saying "hi" to someone you know when you see them. And as an adult now, it is hard for me to meet new people and keep lasting relationships. ...
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How to encourage feedback?

A few months working hard on your latest project made it possible to finish it a month before the deadline. Great! It might be a good idea to get some feedback before showing it to the client. ...
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2answers
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How to get familiar with a new group of people in a short time?

I usually have very little time to get to know a group of people that I'm going to work with during my next project. Even though there probably isn't some research on how this influences productivity, ...
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How to Improve Inter-personal Skills

In career development, inter-personal skills have main worth. In any business/non-business organization requires always improvement in inter-personal skills of employees. I need to outline, few ...
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Enforcing completion of other people's tasks

My personal productivity is often dependent upon other people completing tasks as promised. For example, my doctor promises to send an important health certificate to a third party so that I can be ...
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How do i control my over excitement during my work?

It is usually found when i finish a sort of work assigned to me i usually get over excited over stuffs and start asking for more work though forgetting what task is being assigned. I give a yes to ...
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2answers
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How to remove selfishness from productivity?

While in a productive mindset, it is easy to value your time more over social activities, relationships, and friendships. You think more about the work to do rather than the friendships you need to ...
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1answer
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Would Like To Be A Better Person In Life [closed]

I'am 28 now and i have the tendency to take everything for granted.I have always been extremely ignorant about numerous things that one would encounter in his/her life like studies,taking care of ...
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How to handle productivity-sapping social media at work [closed]

In my opinion one of the biggest productivity killers today is social media. How can I promote responsible social media usage within an organization? Experiences and thoughts welcome!
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3answers
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How to speak more 'clearly'?

Some people have an ability to speak their minds so clearly it can be understood from a distance, even though they're not exactly speaking louder than anyone else. On the other hand, many people are ...
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4answers
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Is there something where can I throw away my frustration for an individual

Somebody cheated on me. I can't do anything. I want to throw away my frustration. Is there any website or something where I can tell truth to the world. I want people to be aware of that guy. I know ...
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4answers
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What to do when asked a startling question that may not fully be clear

Occasionally people ask me questions that sort of "shock" me in the sense it doesn't seem like a valid question to be asking me. I moved to a new city where the cultural mannerisms are a little ...
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0answers
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Introvert to Extrovert in 5 years. How? [closed]

How is this related to productivity? Sales people require lots of energy and enthusiasm... which is a trait of extroverts. When you're an introverted sales person, you're likely to have a bad time! ...
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How do I keep avoiding social networking sites/apps even when people urge me to use them?

The story starts this way..... I must be 13 or so when I started using facebook.As many teens do, I spent(wasted) many hours each day on facebook, twitter etc. But after maybe 1 year, I realized that ...
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How to coordinate digital calendars?

Is there a way that my wife and I could both have digital calendars in a handheld device, that could sync with each other and we could still use when WiFi was not available? I know then they would ...
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1answer
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How to not be judgemental? [closed]

It is very difficult for me to ignore people's behaviour. When people are nice to me I have a very little portion in my heart saying that why did that person do that thing with me in the past? I wish ...
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1answer
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To be social and productive [closed]

To be productive i mean less procrastination and hesitation on doing jobs. I think one effective factor is how much one is social, social people are comfortable with other people, appearance on ...