Author: The National Learning Institute
Here’s how to find out what job candidates don’t want to tell you.Read Article
Andrew O’Keeffe ©2015
Humans aren’t the only species that speak with an accent. Chimpanzees do as well – and for the same reason. Accents help signal group membership and identifies whether an individual is “one of us” versus “one of them”. How might this relate to our teams?Read More
How many of these do we say every day–without knowing how they affect the way others perceive us?Read Article
I liked working for some of my bosses. But only one of them was a boss I genuinelyloved to work for.
That’s because the bosses we love to work for have not just great technical skills but also qualities that make an impact where it matters the most: in the hearts and minds of the people they lead.
If you are a boss people genuinely love to work for, here are eight traits that set you apart.Read Article
Many critical tasks are performed by teams created on the fly, but lack of stability can hinder their performance. Amy Edmondson and Melissa Valentine use the idea of scaffolds to produce greater collaboration and efficiency on temporary teamsRead Article
“By shifting the investments that societies make and the policies they pursue, they can steer large populations to the kinds of experiential pursuits that promote greater happiness,” write Gilovich and his coauthor, Amit Kumar, in their recent article in the academic journal Experimental Social Psychology.Read Article
Oh happy day! Pierre Nanterme, the CEO of a leading international performance consulting group, Accenture, has seen the light and dispensed with the old and thoroughly discredited annual performance review.Read Article
It is hard to unlearn the messages that we have heard repeated since we were children. One of them is “Business is a stiff and formal place. To be human and spontaneous is fun, but it isn’t professional!”
Some organizations understand the connection between passion and performance, but a lot of them missed that memo completely. They run their organizations like prison camps.Read Article
Andrew O’Keeffe ©2015
With our mammalian brain our behaviour is continuously influenced by a complex interplay of chemicals. These chemicals, or neurotransmitters, are below our consciousness and are triggered by our emotional responses to events. The chemical spurts are related to our brain seeking rewards and avoiding pain.
It’s handy for leaders to know about the neuroscience of our behaviours. It adds to your toolkit of understanding and helps you make good choices in your leadership of other people, as well as self-regulation of your own behaviour.Read More
Last month, I was pretty stressed out, thanks mostly to a seemingly endless stream of minor, but irritating, problems. It got so that I was reacting negatively almost immediately to each new development. Some people spend entire years in this state.
Fortunately, I realized what was happening and managed to disrupt that negative cycle of gloom and doom. Here’s how I did it, along with other proven tips for staying calm:Read Article
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