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April Skillsoft Spotlight: Procrastination Prevention

Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases
and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.
-- Wayne Gretzky

Some people take procrastination lightly, completing their “social” tasks prior to anything else. Some thrive in an environment wherein they wait until just before a deadline to start an activity. For other individuals, procrastination is linked with feelings of anxiety and fear that you can’t complete your project or task to the best of your ability. This month’s highlighted courseware will benefit anyone who procrastinates.

Procrastination: Admitting it is the First Step, is a 20-minute course for individuals wishing to improve their productivity by eliminating a tendency to procrastinate. In this course, you will discover what may be behind your tendency to procrastinate by learning the indicators. Then you'll explore many helpful techniques and strategies for dealing with procrastination, whatever the cause. There are four key areas covered: improving focus, self-motivation, taking action, and becoming more organized.

Beating Procrastination by Boosting Your Creativity and Drive is a 19-minute course which focuses on the relationship between procrastination and creativity. You'll learn about how the optimal amount of procrastination actually boosts creativity and can make you more effective at your job. You'll also learn how to use creativity boosters to help you past those times when you're procrastinating a little too much.

Prefer a book? Try The Proactive Leader: How to Overcome Procrastination and Be a Bold Decision-Maker. From the promotional materials and back cover: “Procrastination is a business's worst enemy, but it is most damaging when it affects the ability to lead.” “Too many decisions are taken too slowly or not at all, because of the dithering behavior of our leaders, often leading to failure of the project, or worse, the organization. See how procrastination has led to major contemporary leadership failures and learn how to recognize and resolve the problem in yourself and others.”

Note: A professional development plan can be created in conjunction with your ASM and appropriate administrator, which can be completed electronically through this program. Appropriate administrator approval must be obtained in advance to complete coursework during work hours.

Questions? Contact, x 5-1052.

Skillsoft Spotlight Archives

March: No Excuses: Being Accountable

February: Get Your Game On – Prepare Yourself with Resiliency Skills

January: A New Year’s Resolution Should Be About What You Gain, Not What you Lose

December: Feed Your Mind with e-Learning

November: Time Management

October: Emotional Intelligence

September: Positive Connections

August: Effective Meetings

July: Goal Setting

June: Effective Communication Skills

May: Project Management Skills

April: Critical Thinking

March: March Madness

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