We live in a society where people are obsessed with early achievement, but most of us don’t explode out of the gates right away. Here’s an interesting post from Ideas.Ted that will have you thinking about your own self-doubt in a different way:
Sometimes, people move on. It’s a fact of life, but when an integral and well-liked member of the team moves on, it can create a lot of conflicting emotions. In this Harvard Business Review article, Liane Davey discusses how to handle this situation in a way that helps both you and your team members, as well as making the transition process easier for your departing employee.
What’s the best way for a new hire to start making connections in an organization?
Research on 40,000 people shows that the most effective strategy is not broad outreach or relying on a mentor to make introductions but instead a more selective, less superficial initial approach, followed by diversification beyond the two-year mark.
Take a look at this Harvard Business Review article for more detail:
Frequently, when profits or subscriptions go down, an inexperienced boss will make a choice based on the assumption that someone is to blame for the loss. An experienced boss knows to keep asking “why?” In this short talk, my colleague and friend Mark Brown discusses a masterful business tool that helps leaders to understand the root cause of a workplace issue.
“Next time you go to a traditional networking event, a cocktail party, or a dinner, do us all a favor: Lose the elevator pitch. That approach is quickly losing relevancy in making authentic connections that could open doors for you.”
The conventional wisdom about 21st century skills holds that students need to master the STEM subjects — science, technology, engineering and math — and learn to code as well because that’s where the jobs are. It turns out that is a gross simplification of what students need to know and be able to do, and some proof for that comes from a surprising source: Google.
One of the best articles about leadership I’ve read in a long time.
The authors state, “To truly engage other human beings and create meaningful connections, we need to silence our inner voices and be fully present — and being more mindful can help.” This requires discipline to stay on task and skill.
Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of online retail giant Amazon, utilizes a technique called regret minimization framework to help him contextualize the potential effects of big decisions, which he credits as one of the keys to his success, according to Inc.
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.”
I remember having to memorize this quote in grade school, it must have been around fourth or fifth grade, and, it is still as true today as it was back then, or, for that matter back in Dicken’s time.
Procrastination affects everyone. It sneaks up on most people when they’re tired or bored, but for some, procrastination can be a full-fledged addiction, says Dr. Travis Bradberry in this timely article. Although it’s especially common during the holidays given their abundance of distractions, the procrastination cycle can become crippling at any time of the year. This is especially troubling, because recent studies show that procrastination magnifies stress, reduces performance, and leads to poor health.
Read on for some enlightening ideas and tips to help you get to work when you like all of us find you are “not in the mood.”