Let’s face it — we all have a career-limiting habit. Whether it’s weak interpersonal skills, a tendency to procrastinate, or good-but-not-great technical prowess, one of the biggest impediments to our upward mobility is a habit we struggle to change. A few
It is easy, to take others’ support for granted. We may have friends or colleagues we vent to about work when we’ve had a bad week. Or perhaps we network when engaged in a formal job search. But in the
Do you often feel overwhelmed by the amount of work you have to do, or do you find yourself missing deadlines? Or do you sometimes just forget to do something important, so that people have to chase you to get
What qualities make a team member exceptional, and how can you develop them yourself? In this article, we’ll look at 10 top tips for becoming a star team player.
When life is busy, or all your energy is focused on a special project, it’s all too easy to find yourself off balance, not paying enough attention to important areas of your life. While you need to have drive and
Contingency planning is not just about major disasters. On a smaller scale, it’s about preparing for events such as the loss of data, people, customers, and suppliers, and other disruptive unknowns. That’s why it’s important to make contingency planning a
When there’s a weak connection between the project’s deliverables and the organization’s needs, then there’s a risk that the benefits of a project may be lost along the way. (This is particularly the case when the project team is separate
Have you ever known someone who has a knack for connecting with people? No matter who this person meets, he or she manages to create a sense of trust and understanding within a matter of minutes. So what is rapport? And how
The New Year is a time when a lot of people decide to start making changes, including changes about where they work. While letters of resignation aren’t typically dated January 1, for many people the departure plan begins with the
I’ve been researching mindfulness since the early 1970s. New findings emerge from our lab and others each year, showing what a powerful factor mindfulness is with respect to our health, happiness, and effectiveness. Everything we do, we do mindfully or mindlessly,
Scholars are deeply gratified when their ideas catch on. And they are even more gratified when their ideas make a difference — improving motivation, innovation, or productivity, for example. But popularity has a price: people sometimes distort ideas, and therefore fail
Are executive women gaining power at the expense of their health? Or do their high earnings and advanced degrees protect them from unhealthy outcomes?
It’s no secret that many leaders have favorites within their teams: people they share more information with, trust more, and rely on more to complete important tasks. After all, team leaders are human beings, so it’s natural for them to
Work with anyone long enough and you’re bound to encounter a difference of opinion. Most of the time, these disagreements are resolved amicably. But if you’re like most people, every now and then you find yourself immersed in a conversation
In a recent article, Paul Leinwand, Cesare Mainardi, and Art Kleiner presented some survey findings underscoring the well-established fact that few leaders (only 8%, according to their study) are good at both creating good strategies and putting them into practice.
We rarely grow alone. In fact, some psychologists have made a compelling case that we only grow in connection with others. However, we don’t need to learn with others in formal training or development programs: we can architect our own
It takes just a quick glance, maybe three seconds, for someone to evaluate you when you meet for the first time. In this short time, the other person forms an opinion about you based on your appearance, your body language,
Patient group direction (PGD) template for the supply of oseltamivir for pre and post exposure prophylaxis of avian influenza (flu). It is valid from 28 September 2015 until 28 September 2018. The PGD template requires further authorisation by a clinical
Stuck in an unproductive meeting — again? Everyone agrees that meetings can be a waste of time, but they’re actually a waste of money, too. How much? In a study of time budgeting at large corporations, Bain & Company found that
Your colleague says one thing in a meeting but then does another. He passes you in the hallway without saying hello and talks over you in meetings. But when you ask to speak with him about it, he insists that
Article that looks at how a “mid-career slump” develops and what the symptoms look like, so you can spot them early. It also introduces some simple approaches to help you tackle, and guard against, the causes.
Article that looks at how to develop a Communications Charter for your team or organization, and thinks about when it is and isn’t worth drawing one up.
Podcast from Heidi Grant Halvorson, author of No One Understands You and What to Do About It and 9 Things Successful People Do Differently, explains how to actually stick to your resolutions this year.
How do you know if you are selecting the right motivational strategies to convince your employees, peers, and even yourself to work smarter and harder? Behavioral scientists have been researching the different ways people motivate themselves and others for decades.
Article that examines the fear of failure: what it means, what causes it, and how to overcome it to enjoy true success in work, and in life.
How can you train team members to take more responsibility for their own tasks, instead of running to you for “hand-holding” through every step? This article, examines how to decrease manager dependency, and how to get the members of your
A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.– Mahatma Gandhi, Indian leader Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.– Zig Ziglar, personal development guru These are two powerful quotes.
How would you define your values? 0Before you answer this question, you need to know what, in general, values are.Your values are the things that you believe are important in the way you live and work. They (should) determine your
Leadership development and change management tend to be top priorities for many organizations. In spite of this, a majority of organizations tend to fall far short of their goals for both. One major reason organizations struggle is because they treat
The planning guidance seeks to balance three main priorities. Scholars of ancient Greek could help with the answer. In thinking about the NHS planning guidance it is helpful to know a bit of ancient Greek. The guidance seeks to balance the