Americans are no strangers to labor and have a culture of few vacations and work rigorous schedules. Vacation, something 23% of the workforce isn’t privy to, is something most people seldom take and this is beginning to take a toll on the work force.
Leaders Need To Keep Their Feet On The Ground While Seeking A Higher ... Forbes The first is that the world is changing faster than leaders can reinvent themselves, leading to a growing gap between them and those they lead.
4 Leadership Lessons From The Hunger Games Fox Business But underlying this dark view of social institutions and humanity's capacity for violence are some strong messages about resistance, leadership and personal power—messages that are beneficial...
We know that the brain is exquisitely tuned to social relationships, shaped by and shaping our relationships with others from birth onwards. A number of evolutionary psychologists maintain that our brain is proportionately the largest of all mammals because of the need to maintain relationships with large numbers of people. So why should relationship issues be so hard and what can the neurosciences tell us that might help?
Article from Developing Leaders - Issue 13 - Autumn 2013. Find it on page 48-51 in the magazine.
Most people can identify effective leadership when they see it, interact with it, and work with it. We know how great leaders manage crisis situations or how they inspire greatness in their teams. The great debate on whether leaders are born or made actually doesn't matter at all -- it's not about how you acquired it, it's about how you act on it that defines leadership.
Learning to collaborate with others and connect through technology are essential skills in a knowledge-based economy. ATC21S started with a group of more than 250 researchers across 60 institutions worldwide who categorized 21st-century skills internationally into four broad categories:
Ways of thinking. Creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving, decision-making and learning
Ways of working. Communication and collaboration
Tools for working. information and communications technology (ICT) and information literacy
Skills for living in the world. Citizenship, life and career, and personal and social responsibility
Putting Concepts Into Practice
The ATC21S project has now moved from conceptual to practical, working with two skills that span all four categories:
Collaborative problem-solving. Working together to solve a common challenge, which involves the contribution and exchange of ideas, knowledge or resources to achieve the goal
ICT literacy — learning in digital networks. Learning through digital means, such as social networking, ICT literacy, technological awareness and simulation. Each of these elements enables individuals to function in social networks and contribute to the development of social and intellectual capital.
Another Thanksgiving has arrived. Did you make sure to tell the world what you are grateful for?
Gratitude, without a doubt is one of the key characteristics of a leader. Since we all know that leading in a vacuum isn’t really possible, it is only with the positive contributions of others that we as leaders are able to accomplish our goals.
However, I want to share a question that occurred to me this year as another feast is about to be served and many feelings of thankfulness discussed.
Why is it that we require a holiday to profess our gratitude? Regardless of what it is we are grateful for.
Fallout from Bad Followership In my most recent book, The End of Leadership, I wrote this about Silvio Berlusconi, who, after Mussolini, was Italy's second-longest-serving prime minister ever. I first pointed out that followers all ...