A person can perform only from strength," wrote Peter Drucker. "One cannot build performance on weaknesses." Yet improving one's core strengths is less straightforward than fixing one's weaknesses. A study of 250,000 360-degree surveys of 30,000 leaders identified seven core strengths and their complementary skill sets that improve/impact performance. Now is the time to view the slide show.
To learn more, read the related article, "Making Yourself Indispensable." See post on this blog site.
From the article: Individual emotional intelligence has a group analog, and it is just as critical to groups’ effectiveness. Teams can develop greater emotional intelligence and, in so doing, boost their overall performance. Now read more.
The building blocks of trust are unsurprising: They’re managerial virtues like consistency, clear communication, and a willingness to tackle awkward questions. Building a trustworthy (and trusting) organization requires close attention to those virtues. And it also requires a defensive game: You need to protect trustworthiness from its enemies, both big and small, because trust takes years to build but can suffer serious damage in just a moment. This article take a look at some of those enemies, discuss trust in times of crisis, and explores the ways to rebuild trust when it’s been breached. Read more now.
The effect of reflection on learning is mediated by greater perceived ability to achieve a goal (i.e., self-efficacy). The study results reveal reflection to be a powerful mechanism behind learning, confirming the words of American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer John Dewey: We do not learn from experience ... we learn from reflecting on experience." Reflection ha a role in leadership as well. Read more now.
Leadership is not about acting the part, but rather being your most authentic self to serve the organization and advance others, while avoiding the traps of self promotion. How does your first impression begin to impact performance, morale, attitude, trust and innovation?
This article highlights 14 things to consider if you want to make an unforgettable first impression. Read more now.
So often, we assume that excellence requires a monumental effort and that our lofty goals demand incredible doses of willpower and motivation. But really, all we need is dedication to small, manageable tasks. Mastery follows consistency.
Happiness and meaningfulness, similar or dramatically different? Stanford researchers found five key differences between meaningfulness and happiness. Is it as simple as givers and takers? Now is the time to read the full article.