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The power of believing that you can improve | Carol Dweck

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Keys to Successful Mentoring Relationships

One of the first records of a "mentor" is found in Homer's <i>The Odyssey</i>. A wise man named Mentor is given the task of educating Odysseus' son, …


Mentoring Tips: 7 Habits of Highly Successful Mentors & Mentorees

Why Self-Care is Critical to Long-Lasting Success |

Self-care is really looked down upon in our culture. At best, we pay lip service to it. We may say that its important, but if you were to see somebody who, instead of working 40-hour weeks decided that they could only work a 30-hour week because they needed the extra time for sleep, nutrition, …


Seven Habits of Highly Effective Mentors (SSIR)

The concept of a mentor was introduced to us by Homer: In <i>The Odyssey</i>, on the eve of his epic voyage, Odysseus leaves his son Telemachus in the care …

4 Steps To Beating Your Fear Of Failure

Everyone fears failure, especially as adults. Think about it: As a kid, you made mistakes and you had some failures. So, naturally, as an adult, you …

Career Development

The Leadership Behavior That’s Most Important to Employees

For the last 20 years, I’ve studied the costs of incivility, as well as the benefits of civility. Across the board, I’ve found that civility pays. It enhances your influence and performance — and is positively associated with being perceived as a leader.<p>Being respectful doesn’t just benefit you, …


Complainers in the Office: 3 Ways to Deal With Them |

Do you hate it when people complain? It turns out there's a good reason: Listening to too much complaining is bad for your brain in multiple ways, according to Trevor Blake, a serial entrepreneur and author of <i>Three Simple Steps: A Map to Success in Business and Life</i>. In the book, he describes how …


The danger of a single story | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Defining Your Leadership Philosophy on One Piece of Paper

We make leadership way too difficult.<p>We write entire books on it. We teach it in universities and MBA programs. We dedicate entire fields of study to …

Developing a Leadership Philosophy

Developing a Leadership Philosophy <i><br>by Colonel Maureen K. Leboeuf, US Army</i><p>It is a memorable day. The sun is shinning, there is a gentle breeze that …


How Philosophy Makes You a Better Leader

The goal of most executive coaching and leadership development is behavior change—help the individual identify and change the behaviors that are getting in the way of, and reinforce the behaviors associated with, effective leadership. But what about the beliefs and values that <i>drive</i> behavior?<p>The …

How to Develop a Leadership Philosophy?

Earlier, we discussed why having a leadership philosophy is essential. The importance is based on Character, Consistency, and Collaboration. …

Crafting Your Own Personal Leadership Philosophy

“Stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare<p>The truth thou hast, that all may share.<p>Be bold. Proclaim it everywhere.<p>They only live who dare.”<p><i>- Voltaire</i><p>…

Team Building

Carol Dweck: The Effect of Praise on Mindsets

First Follower: Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy