Leading for Change

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Obama Commutes Sentences for Over 200 Inmates in Unprecedented Move

President Barack Obama cut the prison sentences for 214 federal inmates Wednesday — the highest number in a single day since at least 1900 — ensuring a legacy that has softened punishments for certain offenses, the White House said.<p>While in office, Obama has granted 562 commutations, which the …

Prison

Parental Control

Why Pleasing Your Boss Should Be Your Lowest Priority

We are stepping out of one working world and into a new one. Most working people are slow to make the change. We can’t see that the ice floe is shrinking under our feet. Forty years ago when you took a new job, you could reasonably expect to stay there for five or 10 years.<p>Now you can’t. We are …

Employment

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“Don’t Take It Personally” Is Terrible Work Advice

paul garbett FOR HBR<p>I was recently working with a leader who had just lost a much-valued employee to a competitor. He had invested a large amount of time in mentoring and training the person and had high hopes and expectations for his career. The employee was someone clearly identified as “top …

Mindfulness and Meditation: Why Training Our Minds is Just as Important as Training Our Bodies

You're reading Mindfulness and Meditation: Why Training Our Minds is Just as Important as Training Our Bodies, originally posted on Pick the Brain | …

Meditation

Why I Suck at Being a Leader

Ask yourself: Are you a leader, or an individual contributor?<p>Have you heard of "The Peter Principle"? I bet you didn't know it actually came from a book by that name. In this 1968 book, Lawrence J. Peter wrote: "In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence...in time, …

Leadership

5 Lessons From the Company That Threw Out Its Value Statement and Started From Scratch

Too vague? Not helping you hire? You can do better, says this startup CEO.<p>Have you taken any time to write out your company's (or team's) values? If you haven't, you probably know that you should. Stating your values, like creating a mission statement, helps focus your team. It allows you and them …

Leadership

Why Your Employee Engagement Programs Fail

That Won’t Work!“David, I’ve tried that. It doesn’t work.”Roger was isolated, burned out, and frustrated. His team had turned against him, his boss …

Leadership

How Walking Away Leads to Profit, Happiness and Success

"And what happens if you just leave?" I remember my business coach asking one afternoon when I felt particularly overwhelmed. "Won't you be able to do your job better if you take some time to care for yourself?"<p>I looked around me at the piles of work on my desk - the emails to be answered, …

Time Management

The Future of Work Is Simple: LIFEworking

LIFE working is about the adventure that so many souls before us have taken to explore with compassion what is possible for us to live fully. The …

Talent Management

5 Reasons To Kill The Work-Life Balance Myth

Work or life? Nope. There’s no such thing as either/or. The work-life duality is a fallacy. One way or another, we all know, deep down, that it’s simply not a functional construct, particularly in 2016. Here are five reasons why.<p><b>1. Passion is seamless</b><p>If we’re engaged in our work, we’re working from …

The Workplace

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Hire the Best People, and Let Them Work from Wherever They Are

I ran into a former HR colleague at a conference last month. We got to talking and she mentioned she was finding it difficult to hire a cybersecurity expert. I wasn’t surprised. Security talent is scarce in the tech sector right now. “I found someone phenomenal, but she’s in Washington State, and …

Harvard Business Review

So true! How many times do we back away from opportunity before looking past the shiny teeth of a #challenge? #trep https://t.co/wUtVlmELPd

To Overcome the Fear of Failure, Fear This Instead

If you do the math, becoming an entrepreneur is insane. The odds of success are tiny; failure is almost guaranteed. To make the leap, you have to be …

Why Netflix Doesn't Tolerate Brilliant Jerks

What do you do when someone who is unquestionably brilliant is also a jerk?<p>We all work with someone who is unquestionably brilliant. You know the type: the person who consistently comes up with great insights and ideas and who can cut to the quick far faster than anyone else in the organization. …

Leadership

We Asked People To Tell Us Their Biggest Regrets — But What They All Had In Common Was Heartbreaking

Powerful.<p>Fitness Guru Kayla Itsines Opens Up About Her Struggle With Female Pattern Baldness<p>A blackboard stood in the middle of New York City asking …

What I Learned When I Tried Being Authentic At Work

Studies found that more than half of us cover up part of our identity to fit in at work, so what does it take to be authentic at work?<p>Life is a mashup of passions, purposes, and pursuits.<p>The role we play at work is only a small part of who we are. Yet often, it’s the only part employers care …

How to Go From Being "Someone's Boss" to Being a Respected Leader

You did it: You’ve made it to management! So, how can you take that one step further into a leadership role?<p>First, let’s consider the difference …

Managing the Millennial Superstar

5 tactics to keep your superstars engaged.<p>All leaders need the superstar--that one person with the special knowledge or unique ability. Superstars may be one of your scarcest resources. The out-of-the-box thinkers, the immensely talented individuals drive innovation. But they come with their ego …

Leadership

Your Open Door Policy Isn't Working

Companies can increase their bottom line by fostering a culture of open communication, but just opening your door isn't the way. Here's how to get your employees talking.<p>When was the last time you discovered a workplace problem thanks to your "open door policy"? Does "never" sound about right? …

Employment

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The No. 1 Way To Spot Weak Leadership

You can spot a weak leader a mile off by simply looking at the types of decisions they make. Not surprisingly, weak leaders pander to public opinion, they manage the routine rather than the extraordinary, and they worry more about being right than achieving the right outcome. Weak leaders seek the …

Leadership