October 31st, 2016

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Each week, I select a few articles that rise above the fray and hopefully help you on your journey in the CRE world. They pull from one of four “corners:” corporate real estate, technology, management science and anything positive. I welcome your comments on these articles and the submissions of others (with credit to you if I post them). I wish you a terrific week!

What’s More Distracting Than A Noisy Co-Worker? Turns Out, Not Much
“Sounds, particularly those made by other humans, rank as the No. 1 distraction in the workplace. According to workplace design expert Alan Hedge at Cornell, 74 percent of workers say they face “many” instances of disturbances and distractions from noise.

“In general, if it’s coming from another person, it’s much more disturbing than when it’s coming from a machine,” he says, because, as social beings, humans are attuned to man-made sounds. He says overheard conversations, as well as high-pitched and intermittent noises, also draw attention away from tasks at hand.” www.npr.com

Here’s What Happened When I Gave Up Following The News For A Week
“No matter what your reasons for being a news junkie, researchers are finding that consuming news on an hourly or even daily basis is bad for your brain. Studies have shown that an overabundance of news can make you depressed, anxious, and, for the most part, doesn’t usually provide you with the ability to actually change or influence anything being reported.” www.fastcompany.com

Want to Raise Resilient Kids? A Navy SEAL Says Always Do This
“Over on Task and Purpose (a site for members of the U.S. military) and Fatherly (a site for–well, fathers), a former U.S. Navy SEAL named Eric Greitens (now a candidate for Missouri governor, by the way) shared his tips for raising children to be more resilient–rules that also apply to anyone who wants to increase their mental toughness.” www.inc.com

The Three Components of Job Satisfaction
“Few things in life are more rewarding than marketable work fueled by passion and competence.” www.michaelhyatt.com

Ten Questions To Ask When The Headhunter Calls
“Because it is easy to start a recruiting business or start making calls as the newest member of a commission-only recruiting firm, there are more unprofessional and impolite recruiters than polite and professional ones.These 10 questions will help you determine whether a recruiter who contacts you is worth your time and energy, or not.” www.forbes.com

Your success blesses others. I wish you a great a hugely impactful week!