Angus Westley

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14 Ways To Guide Your B And C Players Toward 'A' Status

Most businesses strive to build a team of “A players” – those top-performing employees with strong practical skills, exemplary work ethic and the drive to learn, grow and succeed within the company. The reality, however, is that some team members will inevitably fall into the B- or C-player …

Leadership

Three Rules For Successfully Leading Other Leaders

Many of us get to manage others at some point. If we’re lucky, we’ll get to manage leaders who manage others. This adds a different dynamic.<p>When presented with this opportunity, leaders shouldn’t assume that the ranks will blindly follow them given their placement on the org chart. Sure, you’ve …

Team Building

11 Essential Soft Skills Every Great Communicator Should Have

No matter what industry you’re in, communication is an essential skill. Whether you’re closing a business deal, giving a presentation to your executive board, leading a team meeting or simply sending an email, you need to know how to clearly and effectively express yourself in written and verbal …

Emotional Intelligence

World's Greatest Leaders Are Masters of This 1 Skill

True leadership is not about having all the answers<p>Over the years I've held many leadership roles. I've been a small business owner, a founder and a CEO. And in each of these roles I believed it was my job to have all the answers.<p>I believed investors demanded a complete understanding of the market …

How Emotionally Intelligent People Run Meetings

Make meetings work for you with these two tactics.<p>For many founders, meetings are the ultimate time-waster. More than ever, meetings are being forced down people's throats. It's OK. You can say it: They're a royal pain.<p>Personal gripes aside, research has shown that meetings have increased in both …

Are You A Good Boss? Test Yourself With These 5 Questions

Think you’re good at managing people? Most managers, when asked, provide a glowing commentary of their stellar people management skills.<p>Yet research has demonstrated the opposite. A Gallup study of 7,272 U.S. adults revealed that 50% had left their job to get away from their manager to improve …

Employment

33 Traits of the Most Inspiring Leaders

Double your chances of being inspiring with new inspirational leadership model from Bain & Co.<p>We tend to put great emphasis on leadership skills and ways we can learn and build them (and spend a ton of money on professional development each year, too). But if you really want to inspire the people …

Leadership

Want to understand how Trump happened? Study quantum physics

The past decade will be remembered as the period when the global underclass revolt snowballed into a movement with political bite. From Occupy Wall Street to Brexit to Donald Trump’s election, these post-financial crisis years have featured many unsynchronized awakenings that are forcing a …

Quantum Mechanics

40 Under 40: The Best Advice I Ever Got

Good advice really can come from anywhere. Members of this year’s 40 Under 40 class found bits of wisdom that significantly influenced their strategy …

7 Leadership Superpowers You Might Not Know You Have

Build on these personal traits to become a more effective leader.<p>What does it take to be a great leader?<p>Once upon a time, birth order and …

Entrepreneurship

3 Steps To Creating A Killer Small Business Content Marketing Strategy

Small businesses generally face harsher circumstances when it comes to planning and launching a marketing campaign. They have less revenue and capital, which means they’re more limited in the strategies they can pursue. They have fewer resources, which means their teams are smaller and less …

Marketing

10 Ways Manipulators Use Emotional Intelligence for Evil (and How to Fight Back)

Learn how to protect yourself.<p>Emotional intelligence is nothing new.<p>Sure, the term was coined in the 1960s, and popularized by psychologists in recent decades. But the concept of emotional intelligence--which I define as a person's ability to recognize and understand emotions and use that …

6 Guiding Principles of Great Leaders

Starting your own venture will put you in the leadership role. Here are a some guidelines to help you be a better leader.<p>Being a leader in the Internet world can be very confusing. What we call a "leader" today may refer to anything from a Twitter user to a YouTube sensation or a blog …

Scientists Assert That They've Found A Way to "Reverse Menopause"

Reversal of Menopause?<p>As women get older, their fertility rates drop as well, with their ovaries releasing less and less eggs until it finally comes …

Emotional Intelligence: How to Understand Your Emotional Terrain

How the 'Atlas of Emotions' can help enhance your emotional intelligence.<p>Originally published by <b>Daniel Goleman</b> on LinkedIn: Master Your Emotional Terrain<p><b>What Makes You Angry?</b><p>For many, being put down by an authority figure causes our blood to boil. For others, delays that ruin our efficiency are …

How to Measure Your Emotional Intelligence and Become a Better Leader

The set of human skills that determine how we manage ourselves and our relationships matter enormously. Ask yourself these questions to see how you measure up.<p>Originally published by <b>Daniel Goleman</b> on LinkedIn: Measuring Your Emotional Intelligence<p>Emotional intelligence - how we manage ourselves and …

7 Simple Daily Habits to Sharpen Your Intelligence

Give your brain a daily workout to sharpen your focus and become more intelligent.<p>You probably spend at least a couple of hours each week training your body--doing cardio, weight training, or even just walking. You're training your muscles to stay pliant and strong, your joints to stay fluid, and …

Gut bacteria regulate nerve fibre insulation

Research suggests that gut bacteria may directly affect brain structure and function, offering new ways to treat multiple sclerosis and psychiatric conditions<p>Far from being silent partners that merely help to digest food, the bacteria in your gut may also be exerting subtle influences on your …

Neuroscience

10 No-Fail Ways to Strengthen Your Emotional Intelligence at Work

Understanding is everything.<p>"Emotional intelligence" has become a buzzword among business leaders recently, but what does it really mean, and how can you improve upon it?<p>By tapping into the emotions of your colleagues as well as turning inwards to understand your own, you can become a better leader …

Neuroscience reveals 4 rituals that will make you happy

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the internet from people who don't know what they're talking about. Don't trust them.<p>Actually, don't trust …

9 Ways to Make People Feel Empowered With Intent-Based Leadership

A more empowered, inspired, and motivated team is a good thing for any business<p>Intent-based leadership creates an environment for people to contribute so they feel valued and encouraged to reach their potential. Intent-based leadership is about designing an environment where people give intent to …

How to Hire for Emotional Intelligence

We know from research (and common sense) that people who understand and manage their own and others’ emotions make better leaders. They are able to deal with stress, overcome obstacles, and inspire others to work toward collective goals. They manage conflict with less fallout and build stronger …

13 Most Common Mistakes People Make When Giving a Speech

Here's how to make sure your audience actually remembers what you say.<p>Glossophobia--the fear of public speaking--is one of the most common phobias among Americans today.<p>According to the National Institute of Mental Health, a whopping 74% of people suffer from speech anxiety.<p>And, as most people …

Chinese scientists want to sell these teensy genetically-engineered pigs as pets

Now, another group of researchers have created genetically engineered "micro-pigs" which they want to sell as pets, Nature News recently reported.<p>Researchers at the genomics institute BGI in Shenzhen used gene editing to modify Bama pigs.<p>Bama pigs are already teensy — they weigh about half as much …

Genetics

How To Become A Genius

Whether you’d like to admit it or not, you probably have an average IQ. Luckily, there’s a lot you can do to increase your intelligence.<p>You probably think you’re pretty smart. Most people believe they’re smarter than the average American, according to a study from YouGov. Yet when it comes to IQ, …

Inhaled statins could treat asthma

A drug prescribed to prevent or stall the progress of heart disease may also relieve symptoms of asthma, according to a new study.<p>The researchers …

Scientists find first drug that appears to slow Alzheimer's disease

Scientists appear to have broken a decades-long deadlock in the battle against Alzheimer’s disease after announcing trial results for the first drug that appears to slow the pace of mental decline.<p>The drug, called solanezumab, was shown to stave off memory loss in patients with mild Alzheimer’s …