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Leadership and Encouragement for the 21st Century
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How Successful People Stay Calm

How Successful People Stay Calm | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm and in control.


The tricky thing about stress (and the anxiety that comes with it) is that it’s an absolutely necessary emotion. Our brains are wired such that it’s difficult to take action until we feel at least some level of this emotional state. In fact, performance peaks under the heightened activation that comes with moderate levels of stress. As long as the stress isn’t prolonged, it’s harmless.


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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, February 10, 2014 10:17 PM

This is simply not rocket science, but something that we have always known about, and perhaps forgotten down the road. Stress management has been the key to the success of everyone living in a society bordering on chaos. The successful mother, the mature director, the 'Mr Cool Dude' are all metaphors of successful people who manage their stress levels to remain calm even in the most challenging of situations. True, some might have an innate capability for remaining calm, but then others can train themselves too!

Madhav Sharma's curator insight, February 12, 2014 10:46 PM

just imagine some professions like Armed Forces, Medicine, Airline Pilots, shipping, police where stress levels are very high, yet many of them remain so calm and composed.  Its comes through extensive training. I guess we all have the potential to control our stress levels and be happy. Good reading 

Cruise Line Class's curator insight, February 21, 2014 8:48 AM



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Generation Y Workers Need to Understand Performance on the Job Matters - Jane & Marcus Buckingham

Generation Y Workers Need to Understand Performance on the Job Matters - Jane & Marcus Buckingham | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it

   We’ve all heard about how millennials have been raised by “helicopter parents,” who hover over them and protect them from criticism and disappointment. The result is a “teacup” generation of young people who may appear outwardly perfect, but are easily shattered.


   For years, they have regularly been given pats on the back, often just for showing up. They made it to the end of the soccer season – fantastic, everyone gets a trophy! They took a test – how amazing!


   When they finally join the workforce, it’s no wonder members of Gen Y expect a promotion just for being on time to work for six weeks straight.

   If we want to (p)reframe this generations mindset, it’s necessary to first understand their perspective, especially in the following four ways:

1. Participation is enough;

2. Everything is customized;

3. Constant, immediate feedback is required;

4. Change must be embraced.


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