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Personal Mastery for Executives
Personal mastery is the key competence for personal contentment and success in the role of an executive - and in any other role.
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The Four Basic Moves to Strengthen Focus

The Four Basic Moves to Strengthen Focus | Personal Mastery for Executives | Scoop.it
The more focused we are, the more successful we can be at whatever we do. And, conversely, the more distracted, the less well we do. This applies across the board: sports, school, career.
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Three Quick Fixes for the Wandering Mind

Three Quick Fixes for the Wandering Mind | Personal Mastery for Executives | Scoop.it
It happens to all of us: you’re working away on something you’ve got to get done, and suddenly you realize that for quite some time you’ve been lost in a reverie about something
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The 7 Habits Of Highly Resilient People

The 7 Habits Of Highly Resilient People | Personal Mastery for Executives | Scoop.it
Rejection is rough, no matter how you slice it. But it's also an inescapable fact of life, and our ability to deal with failure and rejection has a hand in determining how successful and happy we are.
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The 7 Habits of Highly Resilient People: Cultivate Success

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The 7 habits of highly resilient people show us how to cultivate success to matter what challenges we may face in life. 

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How To Be A Really Really Good Listener

How To Be A Really Really Good Listener | Personal Mastery for Executives | Scoop.it

I’m sure you’ve heard it said that to be a good listener you should walk a mile in the other person’s shoes. Okay. But exactly how do you do that?

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Alexander Sättele: Burnout und Depression - wenn der Job einen fast umbringt - Beruf - Erfolg - Wirtschaftswoche

Alexander Sättele: Burnout und Depression - wenn der Job einen fast umbringt - Beruf - Erfolg - Wirtschaftswoche | Personal Mastery for Executives | Scoop.it
Erst war der Berliner Rechtsanwalt Alexander Sättele ausgebrannt, dann depressiv – schließlich ließ er sich einweisen. Im Gespräch mit der WirtschaftsWoche erzählt er, was andere über Burnout nicht zu sagen wagen.
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Wer schlägt eigentlich beim CEO-Burn-out Alarm?

Wer schlägt eigentlich beim CEO-Burn-out Alarm? | Personal Mastery for Executives | Scoop.it
Der verstorbene Carsten Schloter litt offenbar unter Schlafstörungen. Während normale Mitarbeiter Hilfe holen können, stehen die obersten Chefs alleine da. Was Experten als Lösung vorschlagen.
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Research: What CEOs Really Want from Coaching

Research: What CEOs Really Want from Coaching | Personal Mastery for Executives | Scoop.it

Two-thirds of CEOs don't receive any outside advice on their leadership skills, and yet almost all would be receptive to suggestions from a coach. These stats are from a Stanford University/The Miles Group survey released this month, which asked 200 CEOs, board directors, and other senior executives questions about how they receive and view leadership advice.

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Focus: The Hidden Ingredient in Excellence

Focus: The Hidden Ingredient in Excellence | Personal Mastery for Executives | Scoop.it

What do a world-class athlete, a star rapper, and a high-performing executive all have in common? Focus – how well they pay attention to what matters most for their performance.

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Why Lonely Leaders Are Bad For Business

Why Lonely Leaders Are Bad For Business | Personal Mastery for Executives | Scoop.it
Isolated and lonely CEOs can negatively impact organizations.
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2013 Executive Coaching Survey | Stanford Graduate School of Business

2013 Executive Coaching Survey | Stanford Graduate School of Business | Personal Mastery for Executives | Scoop.it

Nearly Two-Thirds of CEOs Do Not Receive Outside Leadership Advice – But Nearly All Want It. "Lonely at the top” resonates for most CEOs.  

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5 Powerful Ways to Open a Presentation

5 Powerful Ways to Open a Presentation | Personal Mastery for Executives | Scoop.it

We've all been there before: staring at the glow of your blank computer screen with no idea on how to open or start your talk...

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Monotasking Is The New Multitasking

Monotasking Is The New Multitasking | Personal Mastery for Executives | Scoop.it

How can you get anything done when your tasks turn into competing preoccupations In this age of distraction it's all about monotasking.

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7 Traits Of Executive Presence, The Key To Winning People Over

7 Traits Of Executive Presence, The Key To Winning People Over | Personal Mastery for Executives | Scoop.it
Here's how to make people listen to you.
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How These Successful Leaders Stay Ahead Of The Curve

How These Successful Leaders Stay Ahead Of The Curve | Personal Mastery for Executives | Scoop.it
Until the very end of his life, Steve Jobs was an innovator. At the tech leader and Zen Buddhism practitioner's funeral in October 2011, friends and family received a meaningful parting gift: A wooden box containing a copy ofAutobiography of a Yogi,Paramhansa Yogananda's spiritual memoir, a story of awakening and self-realization.
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I heard Jeff Weiner at Wisdom and the message is simple: take time for other things than work and this includes extending this to all in the organization.

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35 Questions That Will Change Your Life

35 Questions That Will Change Your Life | Personal Mastery for Executives | Scoop.it
“Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.” – Voltaire “We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and by the depth of our answers.” – Carl Sagan “The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop ...
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Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend | Video on TED.com

Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case.
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CEOs Find Unplugging Can Help With Work

CEOs Find Unplugging Can Help With Work | Personal Mastery for Executives | Scoop.it
Some CEOs are taking time away from technology in the hopes it might actually help their work.
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Elements of a Losing Culture

Elements of a Losing Culture | Personal Mastery for Executives | Scoop.it
Elements of a Losing Culture by Bjorn Martinoff - Global CEO Coach. Success leaves clues and so does its opposite. Reality checks are important so we can tell where we are ...
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Vulnerability Makes You a Better Leader

Vulnerability Makes You a Better Leader | Personal Mastery for Executives | Scoop.it

Often the image of a leader is a figure of strength - all powerful and all knowing. Personally speaking, I have found this to be a flawed leadership construct. 

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IMD about Balancing Life

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Make soft factors more tangible with the Scaling Board App

Make soft factors more tangible with the Scaling Board App | Personal Mastery for Executives | Scoop.it
By introducing a digital coaching instrument for visualizing scaling questions, it now becomes easier for coaches and leaders to make soft factors more tangible and concrete in their sessions.
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Harvard Business Review: Get the Most Out of Executive Coaching.

Harvard Business Review: Get the Most Out of Executive Coaching. | Personal Mastery for Executives | Scoop.it

Remember "light bulb" jokes? My favorite was, "How many shrinks does it take to change a light bulb? One, but the light bulb must want to change." It's true: Unless or until a person decides to commit to change wholeheartedly, no coach can help move him or her one-millimeter off the dime

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5 Powerful Ways to Close a Presentation

5 Powerful Ways to Close a Presentation | Personal Mastery for Executives | Scoop.it

We live in a world of judges: You will be judged by each and every person during your next presentation. Sound intimidating? It should be. No one ever said giving presentations is easy...

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The Rise Of Multicultural Managers

The Rise Of Multicultural Managers | Personal Mastery for Executives | Scoop.it
By Yves Doz INSEAD Emeritus Professor of Strategic Management; and the Solvay Chaired Professor of Technological Innovation Many multinational companies have hidden, unrecognised multicultural gems within their ranks.
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