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What Is It About Middle-Aged White Guys? 2012 CEO Survey

What Is It About Middle-Aged White Guys? 2012 CEO Survey | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it


What makes Inc. 500 CEOs tick? We asked the entrepreneurs on this year's list how they run their companies (really well) and manage their private lives (not so much). We also asked them for their thoughts on the economy, the government, leadership, and raising money. It turns out that besides launching the fastest-growing companies in America, the CEOs of the Inc. 500 have a lot in common.

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Hand Selected Stories To Keep You On The Leading Edge

Hand Selected Stories To Keep You On The Leading Edge | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Let us help you stay connected, educated and networked by filtering some of the most interesting and relevant business content for you. Right here, we become your personal content curator, putting you in touch with the hottest, most interesting and most valuable business resources from around the world.


So you may be asking "Who is The Learning Factor?" Quite simply, we are Asia Pacific's leader in Training Outsourcing. We provide awesome developmental opportunites for people around the world.

 

Each day we aim to deliver an outstanding learning experience to our training participants - services which strengthen skills, enlighten minds and empower the spirits of managers and employees. In turn, we know this will help their employers to prosper and grow and employees will say, "we have great managers in this company and I am going to give 100% to support them and their vision".

 

Make sure you join us on the life-long learning journey. Just click the 'follow' button at the top, right of this page to be kept up with our daily recommendations. 

 

Thank you to everyone for the suggestions. We appreciate your support!

 

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Check out Bare Brilliance to learn more about our leading online business training solutions. 

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10 Amazing Secrets of Happy and Successful Leaders

10 Amazing Secrets of Happy and Successful Leaders | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

We talk about happiness as if it were a thing to be discovered and acquired.

But happiness can never be found externally. It is not a possession to be acquired or a set of conditions, but a state of mind.

The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything, but they have learned to make the best of whatever they have.

The happiest leaders aren't necessarily focused on success or failure but live by a different perspective--and that outlook makes all the difference.

Here's how they live.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

Too many of us are missing a critical element when it comes to our lives - happiness. Read on for the amazing secrets of the happiest leaders.

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Caroline.van Til's curator insight, May 22, 5:46 PM

Read this article as it really makes you think about what it means to be successful...worth reflecting on 

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5 Things Fighter Pilots Know About Performance Under Pressure

5 Things Fighter Pilots Know About Performance Under Pressure | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Forget about perfect information.


Lohrenz says that, as a pilot, there is just way too much information coming in for it all to be processed perfectly, or even well. When she was flying, there could be three different people speaking to her via radio, all at once. There were 42 distinct beeps and buzzers that could go off in the cockpit, each indicating something different. She had literally hundreds of knobs and dials to deal with.


And while flying at the speed of sound, her body would be exposed to eight times the force of gravity, draining the blood from her head and upper extremities and causing her toenails to feel as if they were about to pop off.


In short: These were not optimal conditions for decision making. The rule of thumb, Lohrenz says, was that 80 percent was good enough. If you were 80 percent certain of something, you did it.

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Carey Lohrenz, one of the first women to fly the F-14 fighter jet, shares her advice for working through extraordinary pressure.

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9 Ways the Most Successful People See Life Differently

9 Ways the Most Successful People See Life Differently | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

While supposedly every cloud has a silver lining, when you're truly up against it, silver linings can be really hard to find.

So take a moment and look at your challenges, your roadblocks, your barriers, your--well, everything you face on a daily basis--and see them for what they really are: blessings.

While some people are successful because they're given special opportunities, usually the difference in long-term success and failure lies in what we do when we're faced with adversity, misfortune, and seemingly insurmountable challenges.

Everyone faces the following difficulties; successful people find ways to stay positive, keep working, and eventually overcome what to others seems insurmountable.

And you can too. Today, start changing your perspective.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

Because success can often be achieved simply by changing your perspective.

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Chrissie Webber 'Powering Business Potential''s curator insight, May 18, 10:04 AM

Such a good article which highlights that success also comes from developing our own self-awareness as well as an ability to find the silver linings! 

Bill Brown's curator insight, May 21, 3:37 AM

Managers do things right - Leaders do the right thing

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Don't Be a Leader: Just Lead

Don't Be a Leader: Just Lead | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

There are leaders and there are those who lead. Leaders hold a position of power or authority, but those who lead inspire us. Whether they're individuals or organizations, we follow those who lead, not because we have to, but because we want to. We follow those who lead, not for them, but for ourselves.

- Simon Sinek

The idea of being a leader always appealed to me. I held my first management position at 22, leading a small production team in a bookbindery. I loved being in charge--making decisions and trying to motivate my team. But one day, I heard a comment I've never forgotten. After chastising a line worker for a mistake, he snapped back:

You know, you're the type of manager the rest of us hate.

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Everyone has to lead sometime. Being a leader is beside the point. Here's how you simply do it--and do it effectively.

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Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, May 14, 7:25 PM

schools, especially struggling schools, need leaders who others chose to follow.  Leaders who are not nclusive, who listen, who admit mistakes, and care profoundly about the people in the school...they have a vision for learning and inspire others to follow them through the hard work of school improvement.  This is something each leader must develop for themselves in order for them to authentic...one just can't follow a book or mimic someone else.  Leadership must be developed through the hard work and dedication of an individual who wants to spire greatness in others.

David Bell's curator insight, May 15, 3:56 PM

Powerful concept, and it rings true in practice.

Ian Berry's curator insight, May 15, 10:22 PM

I like the 6 suggestions. It actually comes down to this. If you want to be a better leader, become a better human being

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5 Tips From Randi Zuckerberg on Work-Life Balance

5 Tips From Randi Zuckerberg on Work-Life Balance | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Healthy work-life balance can be difficult for anyone to attain, but what if you're the mother of a toddler and a 6-month-old baby, a CEO with a roster of high-profile clients, and the sister and former employee of one of Silicon Valley's most famous billionaires? That's Randi Zuckerberg, who puts herself out there when it comes to her career. Since stepping down as director of marketing for Facebook in 2011 she has founded her own media company, written a couple of books, produced a much-hyped but short-lived reality show, and spoken at several business and tech conferences.

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With Facebook now nearly four years in her past, this mother of two puts herself out there when it comes to her career. Here's how she says you can rock both work and life.

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Scott Brown's curator insight, May 12, 9:04 PM

Balance is the key.  

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Stop Beating Yourself Up for Not Getting Everything Done Every Day

Stop Beating Yourself Up for Not Getting Everything Done Every Day | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

One of the biggest challenges that we all face is the steadily increasing number of things that we have to do on a daily basis. There is nothing new about this but many people struggle with a sense of daily frustration simply because they can't get everything done and in all likelihood they never will.

At the end of the day, when you look at your to do list, and start the afternoon "I'm not good enough" session, beating yourself up because you didn't get everything done, try making a new list.

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An alternative approach that is kinder, gentler, and far more likely to make you feel better about yourself and become more productive.