by Bernard Marr, Best-Selling Author, Keynote Speaker and Leading Business and Data Expert
It happened to all of us at one time or another — from grammar school all the way up through to our careers: we’re placed into a new team to complete a project, and something just doesn’t click.
Suddenly, a group of people who are ordinarily competent and diligent can’t seem to get anything done. Deadlines whiz past like the scenery outside a high speed train and projects sink toward failure.
Why is that? What is it that turns teams into dysfunctional groups of people? I’ve identified nine key factors that can turn an otherwise competent team into a sinking mess:
by Suzie Doscher
The reason I feel this way is my opinion that in order to think positive, a positive mindset is necessary. Naturally even positive thinkers can have moments of drifting off into negative thoughts. Their strength is to return to a more positive approach rather than go the place of doom and gloom of a negative thinker.
To ‘Just think positive’ it is necessary to have a positive mindset.
When you are struggling to stay positive about something, you are probably feeling stressed. This might be the result of feeling uncertain or lacking clarity about the situation, person or project, or any number of other reasons. So when I hear that the advice given by a helpful, supportive friend or colleague is “Just think positive”, I am so tempted to ask: “And exactly how do you suggest your friend or colleague does this while feeling stressed?” ... Click 'Read More' below
Fabulous realistic tips. Great article by Kevin Daum
If you start by picking the easiest one for you to follow through with you are already on the way.. add the others as time goes by..one by one.
A while back, I wrote a column with tips on how to start a great day. What I neglected to mention is that the best way to make sure your day has a solid start is to have a great ending to the day before. If you finish your day stressed and worried about loose ends, it will impact your time at home as well as your sleep. String a few of these unhappy endings together and you’ll watch your productivity plummet like a rock.
You can solve this problem with a small paradigm change. Focus as much or more energy on ending your days well and you’ll start each day more rested and vibrant. Here are seven simple tips to help you finish right so you can start the next day with a clear mind and a happy heart.
1. Finish one “organizing” project.
Busy people always have some organizing project they have yet to get accomplished. It might be cleaning out an old file drawer or clearing your email. Whatever it is, schedule 20 minutes at the end of the day and tackle it. Even if you get partway done you’ll feel like you started to accomplish something. Within a week at most the task will be done and you’ll feel lighter inside. ...Click 'Read More' below
By Daniel Goleman, Contributor, Korn Ferry Institute
He was doing great—at least in his own line of vision. As a senior director at a Fortune 500 retail company, Greg had become one of the company’s best performers, overseeing a $1 billion market. He knew he wasn’t afraid to take swift action and that he brought true intensity to his work. The company had even handed him a second market.
But it turned out that our confident district manager had a critical blind spot: himself. He didn’t realize that all that vaunted success had come at the expense of the store managers he constantly berated. Intensity, in his case, meant focusing only on what was wrong. Sure, he had managed to spot and fire failing managers before, but in his new territory, he had demoralized the team so much that too many leaders for him to oust were missing their targets. As the second market’s results sank, Greg couldn’t understand what was wrong.
Think about it: Is there anything more frustrating than a corporate executive who is clueless about his or her own weaknesses? Is there no harder leader to work with or improve? ...
by Gordon Tredgold published on Inc.com
Executive coaching was not something I ever saw myself either signing up for, as I was always of the impression that only poor performers or under performers needed coaching and I never saw myself in that category.
That all changed around ten years ago when DHL decided that coaching was going to be a key part of their leadership development.
To be honest, I wasn't convinced that this was going to be of much benefit because at the time I was leading a $100m It program, and the coach assigned to me had never led a small project, let alone a large complex international change program,
But this turned out to be one of the pivotal moments in my career, one that instrumental in helping me move from Director level to Senior Vice President. Since then I have always looked to work with a coach, have sought our former coaches whenever I have been in need, and have now moved into the Executive coaching space myself as I can clearly see the benefits that it can bring.
Here are five things that I got from coaching which helped me in my career. ...Click 'Read More' below
Great tips by Harvey Deutschendorf relating to the soft skills also known as Emotional Intelligence. I find in my coaching practice helping clients recognize when emotions are interfering with clear thinking is extremely helpful. Harvey raises a very valid point with this statement: "Not only does a leader with low emotional intelligence have a negative impact on employee morale, it directly impacts staff retention. We know that the biggest reason that people give for leaving an organization is the relationship with those above them."
Research has shown us that more than 90% of top leadership performers have a high amount of emotional intelligence or EI. The higher up the ladder that leaders are, the more people they impact and their EI becomes increasingly important. The person at the top sets the atmosphere that permeates the organization, including the emotional temperature. ...Click 'Read More' below
Lately I have been reading a lot of articles online from various blogs.
I believe that the only way one can keep their mind sharp is by constantly exercising it.
Even though I read a lot of valuable content the following 5 articles stood out in various ways.
If you are looking for some inspiration or you are simply looking to read some great content, this is the list for you.
So check it out, and I hope that you share this article with your friends so that they get know more about these wonderful people.
In no particular order:
Christine Rose Elle: 5 Things Nobody Tells You About Being A Life Coach
Hillary Rubin: What I Love And Don’t Love About Coaching
Suzie Doscher: Stuck? Self-Critical? Fear of Change? – Explore Your Self-Esteem
Pieter Scholtz: Work-Life Balance: A Journey, Not A Quick Fix
Dr. Rakish Rana: Would Becoming Super Rich Make You Happy?
I was able to get something valuable from each of these articles…and I hope you do as well.
If you have gained something from this list then do share it with your friends.
Cheers! Sai Blackbyrn
Thank you Sai, glad you liked my article. Suzie
Raise your self-awareness with this: