How silencing the ‘chatter’ in your head can make you a better leader, according to a professor

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By Julie Peck – Insider As humans, we may talk to ourselves at a rate equivalent to speaking 4,000 words per minute out loud. That’s according to Ethan Kross, a University of Michigan professor and the author of “Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It.” For CEOs and… read more

5 things emotionally intelligent leaders do to retain remote workers

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By Harvey Deutschendorf Even though the number of remote workers had been rising for years, COVID-19 forced an unprecedented number of employees to give working from home a try. For some, this was a welcome change, but for others, it required a difficult mental and emotional adjustment. One of the biggest challenges faced by remote employees… read more

Daymond John says you can shift the power in any room—as long as you master these skills

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By Taylor Locke – CNBC MakeIt Daymond John, entrepreneur and investor on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” says the key to owning any room is being confident. That might seem easier said than done for many, but John says even he lacked confidence when first starting out, and he overcame it. “I realized one thing: Every single… read more

10 Psychological Tricks That Will Boost Your Creativity

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By Kendra Cherry – Verywell Mind Sometimes it seems that certain people are simply gifted with the knack for creativity. If you feel like you were not one of those lucky few who draws from a seemingly endless creative wellspring, this does not mean that you are doomed to a life of the mundane and expected…. read more

3 science-based strategies to increase your creativity

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By Steve Kotler – ideas.ted.com How can you hack your creativity?  The term “hacking” has a bad name. It comes out of coding and refers to someone trying to gain control over a computer system, typically for nefarious purposes. The word then morphed a bit, becoming pop-culture shorthand for a “quick fix” or a “shortcut.”… read more

The 6 Conditions That Drive Innovation

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By Kristiina Hiukka – Real Leaders Innovation is not only interesting, but it’s also crucial for business growth. Peter Drucker said that “Business has only two functions: marketing and innovating.” Teams in companies all around the world are required to be “innovative.” However, this is easier said than done. While the human element of the innovation… read more

11 Things to Never Say During Your Performance Review

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Originally posted on Glassdoor Between the feeling of being thrust into the spotlight, the one-on-one setting with your manager and the gravity of what’s at stake, performance reviews can feel pretty uncomfortable. And when you’re made to feel uncomfortable, sometimes you aren’t always the most conscious of (or careful with) your words. But if there’s one time… read more

Putting People Back Into Performance Management

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By Barry O’Reilly The way most companies approach performance management is completely broken. Everybody knows it, yet there aren’t many companies or managers seeking more progressive approaches. Leaders continue trying to put people in boxes rather than thinking about how they can create opportunities for people to do their best work, maximize their potential and… read more

5 critical mistakes to avoid when goal-setting

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By Anouare Abdou – Ladders Are you kicking 2021 off by setting fresh goals? Good call — having goals can help you stay focused and get so much more out of the new year. “Goals give life meaning, direction, and purpose, and help you get out of bed with enthusiasm every single day,” says best-selling author… read more