It’s fascinating how very small changes over time can make a huge difference. Here’s a post from my friend and colleague , Josh Linker, with what I think is a brilliant way of implementing this principle into our lives.
What do you think? Are you willing to, (as he suggests), “give this a whirl” for 30 days? If not, what works better for you? I’m interested in your ideas.
A ten year longitudinal study on executive transitions found that more than 50% of executives who inherit a mess fail within their first 18 months on the job. Also uncovered by the study were the numerous landmines for leaders in this situation. Based on this research and my experience, here are six things the most effective leaders do to avoid failing in a new role.
When you send your resume to an employer, you have two audiences to impress – human beings and applicant tracking systems.
As you know, human beings are the people who review your resume, such as hiring managers and recruiters, and whom you need to suitably impress in order to get an interview, but first it needs to get through the applicant tracking system….
Mistakes enable growth. Setbacks are a given. How do you handle them?
Do you let the problem paralyze you, or do you use it as learning experience? Here are coping mechanisms and mental approaches that are scientifically proven to help you better handle missteps, bounce back from setbacks, and, even use them to your advantage.
Congratulations—you’ve been asked to lead a change initiative! But there’s a catch—its success hinges on the cooperation of several people across your organization over whom you have no formal authority.
If you’re like most managers, you’re facing this sort of challenge more often these days because of flatter management structures, outsourcing, and virtual teams. Read on to get the rest of this excellent HBR article on this essential skill:
A recent study of more than 5000 people using a validated assessment found that the majority of respondents have suboptimal responses to stress at work. Understanding your current default response to stress is the first step to crafting a more adaptive cognitive pattern. Read on to identify your “go-to” style and detail about how you can improve.