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Improve Your Critical Thinking Skills

To make good decisions, it’s important to think critically. And, yet, too many leaders accept the first solution proposed to them or don’t take the time to evaluate a topic from all sides. To guard against these mistakes, there are several things you can do to hone your critical thinking skills. First, question your assumptions,… Lees verder Improve Your Critical Thinking Skills

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Don’t Just Have a To-Do List — Timebox It

Five problems with the to-do list or Daniel Markovitz’s argument for migrating to-do lists into calendars: First, they overwhelm us with too many choices. Second, we are naturally drawn to simpler tasks which are more easily accomplished. Third, we are rarely drawn to important-but-not-urgent tasks, like setting aside time for learning. Fourth, to-do lists on… Lees verder Don’t Just Have a To-Do List — Timebox It

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Stuck in a Mid-Career Rut? Get Help from a Mentor

It might sound odd, but people need the most help not at the beginning of their careers, but in mid-career — especially when it comes to making decisions. That’s a key finding from a research study publish by Harvard Business Review. They have found that one reason for not adapting to this meaningful shift in… Lees verder Stuck in a Mid-Career Rut? Get Help from a Mentor

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Estimating how tight the ‘trauma knot’ is

Source: “Trauma in organization”/ “Stuck” by Philippe Bailleur As such, the approach described by Philippe Bailleur depends on the perceived tightness of the ‘trauma knot’. Step by step, he comes to a guiding ordering out of which a suitable approach can be developed. It is especially important for all involved parties that there is clarity… Lees verder Estimating how tight the ‘trauma knot’ is

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Another Reason to Help Employees Feel Authentic at Work

People want the freedom to be their authentic selves at work. There are many benefits to authenticity, and one of them - research shows - is that it encourages ethical behavior. When people feel that their professional responsibilities align with their personal values, they’re more likely to act in ways that support those values (and… Lees verder Another Reason to Help Employees Feel Authentic at Work

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Invest in Work Relationships That Help You Feel Fulfilled

Relationships are a big part of being happy at work. Whether your job is demanding or mundane, you’re more likely to feel fulfilled if you regularly spend time with colleagues who support you and help you create a sense of purpose. Think through your values (who you are) and objectives (what you want to do).… Lees verder Invest in Work Relationships That Help You Feel Fulfilled

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Separate Who You Are from What You Do

Being passionate about your job is great — but there are limits. If you become so wrapped up in your professional identity that setbacks at work affect your self-worth, that’s a problem. Keep a healthy perspective by distinguishing who you are from what you do. Your job is just that — a job. Maybe you’re… Lees verder Separate Who You Are from What You Do

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Making Creativity Predictable (Instead of a Welcome Surprise)

We may never know exactly where creativity comes from, but you can create the conditions that invite it. One way to spur creative thinking is to spend some time considering the problem you're trying to solve — and then walk away from it. Letting the problem marinate gives your brain a chance to draw connections… Lees verder Making Creativity Predictable (Instead of a Welcome Surprise)

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Don’t Let High Expectations Hurt Your Team’s Confidence

High expectations can motivate team members. But if your standards are too high, you may be doing more damage than good, possibly hurting the self-confidence of those on your team. To temper the negative effects of overly ambitious expectations, try the following three things. First, be judicious about when and how often you express dissatisfaction.… Lees verder Don’t Let High Expectations Hurt Your Team’s Confidence

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How Leaders Build Trust

To be effective, leaders need their team’s trust. But how do you get that trust — and how do you get it back if you’ve lost it? Three behaviors are essential. Positive Relationships. Trust is in part based on the extent to which a leader is able to create positive relationships with other people and… Lees verder How Leaders Build Trust