Coach's Corner - The Myth of Multitasking

"When we think we're multitasking we're actually multi-switching. That is what the brain is very good at doing - quickly diverting its attention from one place to the next. We think we're being productive. We are, indeed, being busy. But in reality we're simply giving ourselves extra work." Michael Harris, Author Often we have heard people say they are good at multitasking as a source of pride. Multitasking was almost a buzzword for efficiency and effectiveness in the business world. People seemed to aspire to being good multitaskers. There are certain mundane tasks that we can do while concentrating on another thing or two. Generally, these are rote or habitual tasks that make up our day a

Sitting All Day at Work Can Be Dangerous

But, so can standing... Cornell University has studied the effects of sitting and standing all day at work and report some interesting facts that today's employers and workers would do well to consider. In today's world, we all sit more at work than our parents did and certainly more than their parent's generation. But, is this a good thing? Maybe not. Apparently, if we sit for more than an hour a whole bunch of chemical changes take place in our body that lead to fat being deposited rather than being absorbed by muscles. It's also possible that sitting for too long may make us more prone to heart and kidney disease. Sitting of course is necessary to do many jobs because it enables us to per

5 Reasons to Consider Opening a Business or New Branch in Rural Canada

If your business is based in a large town or city consider the benefits of starting a new business, opening a new branch, buying another business, or even re-locating to a rural location. This may sound contradictory to good business - after all more population means more sales right? Well yes, in principle, but there are plenty of reasons why opening up in small town Canada can be rewarding, both financially and in terms of your lifestyle. Here are five things to consider when thinking of becoming a ruralpreneur: There's a lot to be said for being a big fish in a small pond - you will be supporting a local community and be looked up to as an important business leader, rather than being smal


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