Becoming a thought leader isn't just a process. It requires a passion for and a commitment to spreading ideas that can help others. Those that don't have that passion or that commitment are perhaps relegated to subject-matter experts who are called on to observe and react, but who are not often looked to for foresight or vision.
The most effective presenters use the same techniques as great storytellers: By reminding people of the status quo and then revealing the path to a better way, they set up a conflict that needs to be resolved.
Social, engaged leaders share a set of skills that help to insulate the companies they lead from sudden, culturally-devastating change. Don’t get me wrong – change can be good, and it’s often necessary.
If you aren’t sure, you are far from alone in your confusion. It turns out that even brilliant, highly accomplished people are pretty lousy when it comes to understanding why they succeed or fail. The intuitive answer — that you are born predisposed to certain talents and lacking in others — is really just one small piece of the puzzle.
A new study shows a direct connection between how we feel at work and how we perform.
What would contribute most to your being both happier and more productive at work? How about feeling truly taken care of, appreciated, and trusted by your employer?
More than 100 studies have affirmed the connection between employee engagement and performance, but the Towers Watson 2012 Global Workforce Study — 32,000 employees across 30 countries — makes the most powerful, bottom line case yet for the connection between how we feel at work and how we perform.
This new study concludes that the traditional definition of engagement — the willingness to invest discretionary effort on the job — is no longer sufficient to fuel top performance in a world of relentlessly increasing demand. The problem is that "willing" doesn't guarantee "able."
Seth Godin wrote a great short post on listening to naysayers, negative people, and haters.
These people just suck the life out of you. Run in the other direction. Life is way too short for even a moment to listen to their whining.
Oh and while you're at it - stop your whining. No one cares. It's a turn-off. The only people you attract are those who also like to whine. So stop it right now. Break that middle school habit you've been carrying for the past 30 years. It's unbecoming and embarrassing.
Surround yourself with positive, upbeat individuals who raise your game and help you to become something better. Think about being with people who inspire you - not those who un-inspire you.
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Using a few simple tweaks to body language, Harvard researcher Amy Cuddy discovers ways to help people become more powerful
Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” - standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident - can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.
‘Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life, or do you want to come with me and change the world?’ Steve Jobs’ pitch to John Sculley – the Pepsi-Cola CEO whom Jobs brought in to run Apple – probably wouldn’t wash with Red Bull founder Dietrich Mateschitz.
Red Bull Stratos has not only underlined the brand’s authentic link to extreme sport and innovation, it has also provided its employees with a motivation bigger than selling sugar water (or energy drinks for that matter) for the rest of their lives.
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