Jeff Haden - Inc.
Many employees are good. Some are superior. And a few - just a few - are exceptional. Here's how to tell the difference.
Caroline Webb – Fast Company
We're used to giving "praise sandwiches" – a criticism wedged in between two generic compliments – that give our brains indigestion.
When a scientist runs an experiment, there are all sorts of results that could happen. Each result is a piece of data that can ultimately lead to an answer.
Shawn Achor - CEO of Good Think Inc.
This TED Talk video draws on his 12 years of experience at Harvard to understand where human potential, success and happiness intersect.
Sydney Finkelstein – Harvard Business Review
My research into the world’s most successful bosses has unearthed some common practices that make work much more meaningful and enjoyable.
Olivia Goldhill - Quartz.
When we attempt to multitask, we don’t actually do more than one activity at once, but quickly switch between them. And this switching is exhausting. It uses up the fuel that’s needed to focus on a task.
Chester Elton and Adrian Gostick – LinkedIn Pulse
The very best leaders share one thing in common – they ask some form of two very basic questions.
Jared Lindzon – FastCompany
When Jessica Kriegel set out to write her doctoral dissertation on the unique attributes of the millennial generation, she discovered one major problem: There weren’t any.
Lydia Dishman – Fast Company
The single most important skill of a good leader may not be what you think.
Sarah Wood – Co-Founder and Co-CEO at Unruly
I was asked to reflect on what I wish I’d known 10 years ago, when I took my first entrepreneurial steps as co-founder of Unruly.
Aamna Mohdin – Quartz
The embedded TED Talk video is worth watching.
Carmen Nobel – Harvard Working Knowledge
New research shows that taking time to reflect on our work improves job performance in the long run.
Rich Fernandez – Harvard Business Review
It can be tough enough to manage your own stress. But how can you, as a manager, help the members of your team handle their feelings of stress, burnout, or disengagement?
An important life lesson is revealed by an unlikely source.
Howard S. Friedman – Psychology Today
So many gurus say avoid stress and don't worry, but the evidence for such advice has always been faulty. Now, a million women have proved our point.
Alex Korb – Psychology Today
Sometimes the best way to reach a difficult goal is to stop trying to convince yourself that it’s possible, and just take things one step at a time.
Bill George – Harvard Working Knowledge
Is becoming an "authentic leader" just an excuse for practicing a rigid management style?
Eric J. McNulty – Strategy + Business
So how can you gain a reasonably accurate understanding of your success as a leader? Try integrating three distinctive views.
Ken Perlman – Forbes
“Luke, I am your father.”
With those few words, I instantly became the worst…father…ever.
Jack Zenger – Harvard Business Review
At what age do people first get leadership training? Answer: age 42 - or about 10 years after they began supervising people. That's too long!