If You Want To Look Smart, Ask Questions

Posted By on Apr 4, 2020 in Communication,Favorites,Forbes,Leadership
If You Want To Look Smart, Ask Questions Everyone likes to look smart. In order to show our competence, we tend to rattle off our accomplishments, point to our experience, and speak with authority. This self-focused approach, however, can have a negative effect and sacrifice an important opportunity to bui...
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The Power of Attention

Posted By on Sep 9, 2019 in HBR,Leadership,Mindfulness,Read,Time Management
The Power of Attention I’ve been having a hard time focusing on a project I need to complete. As I sat down at my computer this morning I did NOT go to my email inbox first. Instead, I focused only on the articles I needed to read, the document I was working on, and the […]...
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Why Creating Systems is More Important Than Setting Goals

Posted By on Oct 10, 2017 in Communication,Leadership,Read
Why Creating Systems is More Important Than Setting Goals We all have things that we want to achieve in our lives — getting into the better shape, building a successful business, raising a wonderful family, writing a best-selling book, winning a championship, and so on. And for most of us, the path t...
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High Performing Teams Need . . .

Posted By on Sep 9, 2017 in Communication,Leadership,Read,Teams
High Performing Teams Need High performing teams need psychological safety. Here’s how to create it. HBR August 2017 by Laura Delizonna, PhD...
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Not Just for Kids . . .Brilliant Skills for All of Us

Posted By on Jul 7, 2017 in Communication,Leadership,Read
The authors of Becoming Brilliant also believe in “Core Skills.” They suggest we should start teaching children the following: Collaboration with others Communication (skillful communication, that is) Content — especially learning how to understand language Critical thinking Creative inno...
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Why A Group’s Power Dynamics Interferes With Collaboration

Posted By on Mar 3, 2016 in Leadership,Listen
Why A Group’s Power Dynamics Interferes With Collaboration This report highlights social science research showing that people in positions of power aren’t always the best people to have on a team that needs to collaborate and work creatively . . . or why you might need a facilitator to make the pro...
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Disruptive Leadership from NPR and TED

Posted By on Jan 1, 2016 in Community,Leadership,Listen
Disruptive Leadership from NPR and TED Five diverse leaders talk of shaking things up in this TED Radio Hour from January 2014. Stanley McChrystal on how leaders deal with failure Sheryl Sandberg on cultivating women leaders Bunker Roy on grandmothers changing the world Drew Dudley on changing peoples live...
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Radical Candor for Organizational Success

Posted By on Jan 1, 2016 in Communication,Leadership,Read
A Kim Scott article in Quartz is right on the mark....
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Smart Teams

Posted By on Jan 1, 2015 in Communication,Leadership,Read
Smart Teams This New York Times article highlights “Why Some Teams Are Smarter Than Others.” Three key ingredients to high-peforming teams: 1) equal participation of team members 2) good emotion-reading skills among members 3) having more women on the team Read the article...
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Avoiding “Terminal Niceness”

Posted By on Jun 6, 2013 in Communication,Leadership,Read
Avoiding “Terminal Niceness” While facilitating a day-long leadership training this week, we came to a case where the group might be suffering from the kind of “terminal niceness” discussed in this Forbes article. It’s a reminder that honesty really is the best policy....
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