Marian Grace Viray

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Why Failure Makes You a Better Leader | Inc.com

Failure is never a positive feeling. Nevertheless, constantly trying to avoid failure is just as bad because it means you are unlikely to take the risks necessary to achieve success. Failure is not something to purposely seek out, but it's certainly not something to fear if and when it does …

Leadership

505: Make Peace with Your Inner Critic

Leadership Is a Conversation

The command-and-control approach to management has in recent years become less and less viable. Globalization, new technologies, and changes in how companies create value and interact with customers have sharply reduced the efficacy of a purely directive, top-down model of leadership. What will …

A 10-Year Study Reveals What Great Executives Know and Do

Despite the huge impact executives can have on their organizations, failure rates remain high. Prescriptions for what to do continue to fall short. So we wondered: If we closely studied the executives who succeed in top jobs once appointed, could we identify distinguishing features that set them …

What You Eat Affects Your Productivity

Think back to your most productive workday in the past week. Now ask yourself: On that afternoon, what did you have for lunch?<p>When we think about the factors that contribute to workplace performance, we rarely give much consideration to food. For those of us battling to stay on top of emails, …

The 8 Self-Assessments You Need to Improve at Work This Year

We all need to grow — not only to stay engaged in our work but also to keep up with our employers’ changing needs. And this is the perfect time of year to set personal development goals and start making progress on them.<p>No matter what skills you’d like to improve, it’s important to know where to …

Goal Setting

This tool is intended for individual use only.<p>Publication Date: <b>December 29, 2015</b><p>Helping your team set effective goals is a critical part of your job as a manager. Challenging, but attainable goals improve productivity and create a high performance culture. They foster engagement and encourage focus …

Help Your Team Manage Stress, Anxiety, and Burnout

dave wheeler FOR HBR<p>It can be tough enough to manage your own stress. But how can you, as a manager, help the members of your team handle <i>their</i> feelings of stress, burnout, or disengagement?<p>Because work is getting more demanding and complex, and because many of us now work in 24/7 environments, …

The Easiest Thing You Can Do to Be a Great Boss

Most leaders receive surprisingly little development before assuming their first supervisory roles. In fact, many get no leadership training at all until they’ve been in the executive ranks for nearly a decade—reaching, on average, age 42.<p>But whether you’ve had formal training or not, there’s one …

Employee Engagement

How Successful People Network with Each Other

As you advance in your career, you have more experience and more connections to draw on for networking. But chances are you’ve also become a lot busier — as have the really successful people you’re now trying to meet. How do you get the attention of people who get dozens of invitations per week and …

Stop Focusing on Your Strengths

<b>Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic,</b> professor at University College London and Columbia University and CEO of Hogan Assessments, explains how the fad for strengths-based coaching may actually be weakening us.<p>Download this podcast<p>SARAH GREEN CARMICHAEL: Welcome to the HBR IdeaCast from Harvard Business Review. …

Keeping Your Cool at Work

Work can be full of things that just set you off. In fact, the office itself might even be the trigger. And once that trigger is pulled, your response could turn into raised voices or in your wildest dreams (or nightmares) thrown phones and flying chairs.<p>But you can break the habits of …

Self-help

506: Stop Focusing on Your Strengths

I engineered my career to give me the adventurous life I always wanted

Two years ago, I was an associate at a high-powered law firm in Washington, DC. Now I own a chocolate company.<p>I wasn’t someone who’d always harbored secret dreams of pairing milk chocolate with roasted almonds, although it turns out I like that a lot. Instead, I decided to reverse-engineer my …

Grand Canyon

How to Decide What Skill to Work On Next

Most of us know that success in today’s work world requires continuous growth and learning. You can’t just rely on your current knowledge and expertise if you expect to keep up, let alone advance. But how do you identify the areas in which development efforts will yield the best return on your …

Reduce Passive-Aggressive Behavior on Your Team

The majority of teams I work with have a conflict problem: They have too little conflict. They seldom express dissent, diversity of opinion, or frustration. Instead, they act passive-aggressively toward one another, leaving themselves in a quagmire of unresolved issues. As a team leader, you need …

Amazing Benefits Of Avocado (+5 Refreshing Recipes)

If you are a health-conscious person, you have no reason to resist avocados. This creamy-textured fruit is well-recognized as a “super food” that …

Is Eating Healthy Really More Expensive?

Weight-A-Minute:<p>"Care for, nourish, and love your body. It's yours for life. ~Margaret Marshall<p>It's expensive to eat, but it is more cost effective to choose your food wisely.<p>Your eating affects everything from your health to your level of success. What you choose to eat can dictate moods, …

Why Running Doesn't (Always) Burn Fat

"My body just can't lose weight."<p>The voice on the other end of the phone sounded beaten, frustrated, and hopeless.<p>"If you knew. If you knew how hard …

Weight Loss

Secrets of weight-loss nutritionists

We all know, basically, how to lose weight: Eat less. Exercise more. But to get ourselves to actually do it, it helps to get some brisk, quotable advice from people who spend their careers talking about nutrition. “Their best advice, on the house,” is how Women’s Health puts it in an article …

Nutrition

A Tool to Help You Reach Your Goals in 4 Steps

Break Your Big Goals into Small Steps

8 Skiing Tricks That Will Immediately Boost Your Leadership Impact | Inc.com

I love the exhilaration of blasting down a mountain skiing. I have just spent the last week in awe at Lake Tahoe taking in the amazing views and the latest fresh snowfall. As I was enjoying our family vacation, it occurred to me that there were many parallels between skiing and remarkable …

Skiing