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The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Brutal Honesty

People say there are two kinds of advice: The kind you should keep to yourself, and the kind you shouldn’t give but you give anyway. Brutal honesty rarely happens. Brutal honesty is sitting at a table with your entire family, extended family cousins, aunts, uncles, etc., and when Grandpa Gene makes

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How Gratitude Can Unlock Your Leadership Potential

Strategies for integrating a gratitude practice into your work.   here’s long been a terrible — and entirely unfounded — belief that the most powerful people must accrue the worst kinds of personality traits in order to be successful. I’m talking about the outdated management model of the tyrannical boss

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How to Make Your Team Happier and More Productive

Hint: skip the trust falls and team-building exercises. Common sense tells us that happy, collaborative teams are productive teams. Research backs it up, too. But when leaders or managers utter the words “team-building,” most people want to run for the nearest exit. Visions of cheesy bonding exercises and trust-building games can induce a

Personal Growth, Thought Leadership

Not all pauses are created equal

Not all pauses are created equal How better procrastination can improve your productivity and performance   The next time you’re facing an important decision, Frank Partnoy, the author of Wait: The Art and Science of Delay, suggests a two-step process: One — figure out the maximum time you have available before you can respond. Two — wait until

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Unsuccessful People Focus On “The Gap.” Here’s What Successful People Focus On.

“The way to measure your progress is backward against where you started, not against your ideal.” — Dan Sullivan, THE GAIN AND THE GAP Key concepts to understand in this article that will be explored: Your ideals and your goals are two separate things Ideals are general and immeasurable Ideals are constantly

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6 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Every Week to Increase your Productivity, Income, and Impact

Asking the right questions can be an extremely powerful way to take big leaps forward in your life. As a coach, 80% of my job is about asking the right questions at the right time. I ask the questions my clients don’t ask themselves. Sometimes they are afraid of the

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The new rules of effective leadership

The rules of leadership have changed. Telling people what to do and how to do it is no longer enough — because today’s workforce demands more from its leaders. In a Harvard Business Review survey of more than 19,000 respondents, researchers found that people feel and perform better (and more sustainably) at work when four basic

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You can choose to think better: here’s how

In Plato’s “Republic,” Socrates describes a scenario in which prisoners are chained in a cave for all of their lives, and see nothing but the blank wall facing them. Objects passing in front of a fire cast shadows against the cave wall, and knowing nothing of the outside world, the

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Learn to learn better: four ways to improve your retention

Aleksandar Hemon was 44 when he arrived in Chicago in 1992 from his native Sarajevo. A journalist by trade who spoke no English, he set out to master the language of his newly-adopted home and publish an article within five years. Working as a canvasser and door-to-door salesman, Hemon learned English, and

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Choose your priorities and ruthlessly eliminate the rest

Recently, I stood in my closet deciding whether an old gym T-shirt brings me joy. I was following the advice of organization expert Marie Kondo, whose bestselling book “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” has swept the world. According to Kondo, we can tidy up our homes, and our lives,

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