Every once in a while, an amazing leader surfaces, one capable of moving people to action. This is not just a leader who gets people to think. This is a leader who is truly compelling, who can get people to change course and give of themselves.
When evaluating trustworthiness, we are highly influenced by surprisingly small factors -- like where we meet someone, what they wear, what their voices sound like, whether their posture mimics ours, if they mention the names of people we know or...
Being aware of the mistakes we naturally have in our thinking can make a big difference in avoiding them. Unfortunately, most of these occur subconsciously, so it will also take time and effort to avoid them - if you even want to.
I know you want to be the best you can be. We all do. But sometimes we look for success in the wrong places or we try to achieve it in the wrong ways.
Here are 60 inconvenient truths about personal development to help you stay on track.
The acquisition of knowledge doesn’t mean you’re growing. Growing happens when what you know changes how you live.You can’t have good ideas unless you’re willing to generate a lot of bad ones.A good idea without action is nothing at all.It’s not so much about finding opportunities as it is about creating them.10% of our lives is decided by uncontrollable circumstances. 90% is decided by how we react to those circumstances.What we don’t start today won’t be finished by tomorrow.If you’re waiting for the perfect conditions, ideas or plans to get started, you’ll never achieve anything.
Unlock change with big beliefs, blue skies, burning platforms and baby stepsThe GuardianIt's a change management tactic that we could all learn from – the kind of thinking that inspired Elon Musk to invent Tesla Motors.
Change is like an iceberg. It is futile to keep pushing against what is above the surface – the things we can see and control directly, such as rules, policies and procedures. Shifting the volume and weight of what lies below the surface – our habits, attitudes, beliefs and values – is the real secret to making change happen.
There are many strands to developing emotional intelligence, and believe me, my EQ is tested most days. Emotions are as a result of the thoughts and beliefs about the experiences we encounter in life. As mature adults it is great if we learn to master our feelings, and if we don’t there is a danger that our emotions become the master of us. How we interpret events and incidents is key to leading successfully. This week’s blog is about my latest challenge in mastering emotions.
Emotions are as a result of the thoughts and beliefs about the experiences we encounter in life. As mature adults it is great if we learn to master our feelings, and if we don’t there is a danger that our emotions become the master of us. How we interpret events and incidents is key to leading successfully.
This article explores the concept of forgiveness in the context of leadership, and suggests that forgiveness is one of the keys that distinguish mediocre or ineffective leadership from the exceptional. Below, the authors analyse the forgiving personality through a psychodynamic lens, and discuss how truly transformational leaders use forgiveness to advance societies, organisations and individuals.
Leaders have such an important effect on many people’s lives that their lack of forgiveness can create a climate where anger, bitterness and animosity prevent a whole organisation, society or nation from being creative, learning, growing and developing their full potential.
We think our teams need us more than they actually do.
We lean into our position, our expert-ness, our thinking that our way is best. We over-care and overbear, fill voids with our voices and opinions, stomp heavily on ideas outside our own – whatever it is, we get in the way of possibility and the creative magic that our teams can create.
I’m not one who believes you can be happy all the time, but I have learned you can be happy much of the time. And that’s not something that depends on how your day is going or how others treat you—it depends on what you do on a regular basis.