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Improve Your Ability to Learn

<i>On the surface, John looked like the perfect up-and-coming executive to lead BFC’s Asia expansion plans. He went to an Ivy League B-school. His track record was flawless. Every goal or objective the organization had ever put in front of him, he’d crushed without breaking a sweat.</i><p><i>But something broke</i> …

Leadership

The Focused Leader

A primary task of leadership is to direct attention.To do so, leaders must learn to focus their own attention. When we speak about being focused, we commonly mean thinking about one thing while filtering out distractions. But a wealth of recent research in neuroscience shows that we focus in many …

Building a Collaborative Enterprise

Artwork: Geoffrey Cottenceau and Romain Rousset, <b>Logo</b>, 2008<p>A software engineer we’ll call James vividly remembers his first day at Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC). The very first message he received: “Here are your Instructions” (yes, with a capital I).<p>“I thought I was bringing the know-how I’d …

4 Neuroscience Secrets to Remain Calm Under Pressure | Inc.com

Great leaders always seem to remain calm during situations that make mere mortals fall to pieces. Conventional wisdom says that the ability to remain calm is a character trait that most of us lack.<p>Neuroscience, however, has recently revealed that remaining calm under pressure is not an inborn …

Mindfulness

The Necessary Art of Persuasion

If there ever was a time for businesspeople to learn the fine art of persuasion, it is now. Gone are the command-and-control days of executives managing by decree. Today businesses are run largely by cross-functional teams of peers and populated by baby boomers and their Generation X offspring, who …

Management

Desarrollo personal: Los 10 trucos científicos que te acercarán a la felicidad.

<b>Los 10 trucos científicos que te acercarán a la felicidad.</b><p><b>Por Fran Benitez.</b><p><b>Medciencia.</b><p><b>¿Haces lo suficiente para ser feliz? Con esto de la rutina,</b> …

6 Ways To Avoid Drifting Through Your Career

When you look back at your career, do you see a distinct plan unfolding or a bunch of random connections, chance encounters, and detours?<p>After working for 25 years, and through trial and error, I finally realized something powerful. I understood and acknowledged that it wasn’t a random set of acts …

Self-improvement

Persuasion: Fascinating Study Shows How To Open A Closed Mind

What’s the best way to persuade people whose beliefs stand in the way of the facts?<p>Let’s do a role play. I’ll be the entrepreneur. You be the jerk investor who hates my idea.<p>I need to persuade you I’ve invented a better mousetrap. But you, the expert, <i>know</i> that mousetraps are so over.<p>The facts say …

The 10 Thinking Errors That Will Hold You Back In Life

As we go about our daily routines, our internal monologue narrates our experience. Our self-talk is largely influenced by our underlying assumptions and beliefs and sometimes, our conscious thoughts aren’t necessarily accurate.<p>Our thoughts greatly influence the way we feel and the way we behave. …

What Makes a Leader?

Every businessperson knows a story about a highly intelligent, highly skilled executive who was promoted into a leadership position only to fail at the job. And they also know a story about someone with solid—but not extraordinary—intellectual abilities and technical skills who was promoted into a …

Emotional Intelligence

Guidebook | Optimizing Your Leadership Pipeline

<b>What's your Leadership Pipeline Approach?</b><p>The future success of any business relies on having the right leaders in place to drive business results. …

The Difference Between an Individual Contributor & a Leader

You may carry the title of a Senior Manager and yet struggle to truly get work done through others in a way that propels the team forward.<p>You may …

How Well-Populated is Your Pipeline?

Last year, the Aberdeen Group conducted a research study exploring the business impact of building learning capability. Using three key performance …

Why Aren’t You Delegating?

You have way too much to do, you’re buried in work, and it seems there’s no way out from under it all. But there is: delegation. Yes, yes, you know it’s important to do and you know it will save you time and help others develop new skills. So why aren’t you doing it?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b><br>Delegation …

Your Greatest Source of Influence

Your character is your greatest source of influence, no matter what your role or position. Your character is the expression of who you are. And …

How to Find a Mentor to Help You Go Further, Faster

I mentored eight young men for three years. It was incredibly rewarding, and I wrote about it several times (see here and here).<p>As a result, nearly …

For the Love of Learning

by Julie Winkle Giulioni | Posted February 14, 2014 | Learning<p>Remember when you were a child and couldn’t wait to go to school? The excitement and …

The 5 future roles of HR

Pressure<p>HR is under pressure. Most HR-managers feel this. Budgets are cut and processes are criticized. HR needs to reinvent itself. It needs to find …

Wooga, A Case Study In No-Cash Bonus Culture

German social gaming firm Wooga is on a serious roll–and attracting top tech talent–despite flouting the compensation structure you’d expect to find in the competitive industry: It doesn’t pay performance bonuses to its quickly growing staff of 150.<p>BERLIN – German social gaming firm Wooga is on a …

Gameplay

February 2014 Top 100 Leadership Experts to Follow on Twitter

#1) @MeghanMBiro - Meghan M. Biro (Up from #2)<p>#2) @Ramikantari - Rami Kantari (Down from #1)<p>#3) @karin_sebelin - Karin Sebelin<p>#4) @ChrisWidener - …

How great leaders inspire action | Simon Sinek

6 Reasons To Embrace Procrastination

Putting things off can actually make you more productive if you do it right. Maybe this is one “bad” habit you don’t have to get rid of.<p>Procrastination has gotten a bad rap.<p>Today’s business climate rewards speed. We strive to be the first, the quickest, and the one who gets the most done. …

Procrastination

Developing Leaders: Why Training Interventions Fail?

Companies spend considerable amount of time and money on developing leaders through training programs and workshops. My experience so far suggests …

How to Create a Shared Vision That Works

<i>The Full Steam Ahead! Roadmap</i><p>This is a “how to” post – for leaders and team members who want to create a shared vision. Over the years I have written …