A Stanford research project explored the key differences between lives of happiness and meaningfulness. While the two are similar, dramatic differences exist – and one should not underestimate the power of meaningfulness.
Looking for a powerful tool to improve your leadership skills? Headlining comedian George Wallace shares how to help people laugh you all the way to the top. (Looking for another powerful tool for your #changemaker toolkit?
By examining data from employee surveys and performance reviews, Google’s people analytics team identified eight key behaviors demonstrated by the company’s most effective managers.
A good manager:
1. Is a good coach 2. Empowers the team and does not micromanage (See the sidebar “How Google Defines One Key Behavior”) 3. Expresses interest in and concern for team members’ success and personal well-being 4. Is productive and results-oriented 5. Is a good communicator—listens and shares information 6. Helps with career development 7. Has a clear vision and strategy for the team 8. Has key technical skills that help him or her advise the team
From Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh to Alec Baldwin yes really the secret of many super successful people isn't Kanye West-like bravado it's striking the right...
Sandeep Gautam's insight:
"June Price Tangney, a psychology professor and leading researcher of moral emotions and cognitions at George Mason University describes what she considers to be true humility this way: Having the ability to acknowledge our mistakes and limitations, having an openness to new ideas, and being able to maintain a realistic perspective of our place in the larger world."
don't focus on best practices, but next practices; with pithy advices like these, Mike had me hooked over from the word go. A definitive and much needed read - looking fwd to reading the full book- the excerpt was a great appetizer!!
Here's what scientific research and experts say the greatest leaders all have in common -- and how you can learn to be like them.
Sandeep Gautam's insight:
Ten things you can do to be like the best:
Know The Power Of Feelings…But Be Tough In A CrisisKnow What Makes Employees Stay And LeaveJudge People By What They’re Good AtHubris Is Your Greatest WeaknessCulture Is What You Do, Not What You SayManagers Are About Processes, Leaders Are About PeopleKnow ThyselfConvey Authority And WarmthInspire By Showing People The Importance Of Their Jobs
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