2. Connect with your future self. Two psychologists, Hal Hershfield, currently an associate professor of marketing at UCLA Anderson School of Management, and Kelly McGonigal, a lecturer at Stanford University, have written about what Hershfield calls “future self-continuity.” Among other things, this means that you make decisions that take into account the person you will become years from now, so you do not literally see the future you as a stranger.
3. Maximize your library use. In my recent post “6 Success Strategies of Jorge Luis Borges,” I outlined the crucial role played by libraries in Borges’ life and work. Academic libraries want to be partners in the success of students and teachers, and they usually have many in-person, online and print resources to do so. Check with your academic librarians to learn about what they can do for you.
4. Maintain physical, mental and emotional fitness. There are constant reminders, through gyms and sports activities, about physical fitness. Strategies for effective thinking, inside and outside of the classroom, are also important and necessary. For instance, consider the benefits of well-being, mindfulness and the power of focus; the latter as studied and written about by Daniel Goleman, the psychologist/author who popularized emotional intelligence in the mid-1990s.
5. Take advantage of lectures and seminars beyond your classes. In my self-management tips for the fall semester 7 years ago, I included the following: Stretch beyond your regular subjects by attending at least one public lecture or presentation by a visiting speaker on campus (or at another local school) in another discipline. While that is still valid and recommended, don’t forget that most departments/schools also have visiting lecturers within your own area of study. An example of a robust speakers series is the one at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, where I’ve spoken twice.
These are early days for the new semester. Enthusiasm, excitement and motivation may be high now, but could be tougher and more challenging to maintain over the next several months. Ideally some or all of the above strategies will help you to thrive this fall and beyond.
Sports #Psychology And Workplace Performance with Michael Bar-Eli; my new blog post
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Peter #Drucker, 2001: “The most effective way to manage change successfully is to create it.” #quote #management #leadership
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@MMN_ManageSmart thanks for publishing/sharing my 'How to Be an Employee the Peter #Drucker Way' post!
Peter #Drucker: "There are always good reasons for not doing anything if one starts out searching for the negative." #quote, 1964
Thanks for sharing my Drucker management quote, John! https://t.co/ftRFvPAtP1