Leadership

What Makes a Workplace Diversity Program Successful? – Happiness Article

Facebook publishes an annual diversity report—a way to catalog the efforts the company is making toward diversifying its staff, and to report on its progress. They’re not alone; many other companies, both in the technology world and beyond, are implementing similar initiatives. And yet each year, the results seem underwhelming. Diversity initiatives are policies and practices designed to improve the workplace experiences and outcomes of target group members. These initiatives most often target women and ethnic or racial minorities, but…

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Bob Iger — CEO and Chairman of Disney (#406) – The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss – Personal Development Article

As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company, Robert A. Iger (@RobertIger) is the steward of one of the world’s largest media companies and some of the most respected and beloved brands around the globe. Since becoming CEO in 2005, Iger has built on Disney’s rich history of storytelling and innovation with the acquisitions of Pixar (2006), Marvel (2009), Lucasfilm (2012) and 21st Century Fox (2019), and the landmark opening of Disney’s first theme park and resort…

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3 Essentials for Executive Moms – Personal Development Article

Here’s the truth: Super Mom is a fictional creature. Every successful leader who is also a mom must navigate the challenges of this unique role. And you can!  We’ll show you how to quit trying to “do it all” and get clarity on the things that really matter to you. When you do, the weight of those unrealistic expectations will fall away. You’ll find be super-focused when at work, and fully present at home.  Here’s a preview of this episode.…

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What’s Missing from Your Goal Achievement Toolbox? – Personal Development Article

Your problem isn’t a lack of discipline. It may simply be a lack of community. Community support is the secret weapon of the highest achievers. By sharing your goals with others, you gain a support community, affirmation, and valuable insights.  There’s no need to struggle alone! In this episode, we’ll show you the amazing value of having a community of like-minded goal setters around you. Try this, and you’ll wind up achieving more goals than ever before.  Here’s a peek…

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The Hidden Gift of Impostor Syndrome – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

This article was originally posted on Forbes.com. Ahhh, impostor syndrome. Just when you think you’ve finally worked your way out of its clutches, it comes back with a vengeance. Like a horror movie villain that returns to life with even more power than it originally possessed, impostor syndrome creeps up on us at unexpected times and in inconvenient places. Got that promotion you’ve always wanted? Impostor syndrome is the voice that tells you that you don’t deserve it. Selected to…

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How to Do One-on-One Meetings – Personal Development Article

Based on decades of team leadership, we’ve developed a communication rhythm that guarantees your team members are well motivated, well-resourced, and highly productive.  Using this structure for personal contact, you’ll move from responding to problems to resourcing your team for success. And your own band width will increase as your team becomes more engaged and independent than ever before.  Here’s what’s ahead in this episode.  Two extremes leaders may default to when leading teams. [2:11] The consequence of either micromanaging…

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How To Master Communication with Your Employees – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Despite the fact that we can talk to one another, we don’t always do a good job of communicating. Talking at someone and communicating with them is not the same thing. Given how critical communication is to the success of any team, it’s important to master communication with your employees.  Although, if you’re like most people, you’ve probably had at least one boss that couldn’t hold a conversation to save their life. If you don’t want to be remembered as that…

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How Much Detail Should You Really Put in Your Résumé? – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Both you and I know that there is no lack of advice out there, and one of the most frustrating experiences for those who are job seeking is how to figure out whose opinion is right. I invite my clients and my students to run others’ advice by me, and I don’t make them follow my advice (though I do have to stick to rubrics I develop for my students.) I encourage them to run experiments but run them fairly…

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How to Have Two Successful Careers in One Happy Home – Personal Development Article

It doesn’t have to be that way. You can have the Double Win™, which is to win at work and succeed at life. And that certainly includes your home life.  As successful executives who happen to be married to one another, we’ve learned the lessons that come from negotiating busy schedules, parenting responsibilities, and domestic roles. We’ll show you how to solve the puzzle of the multi-career household by cooperating on four key actions. Here’s a peek inside this episode. …

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5 Practical Tips on How to Find Meaning and Purpose in your Work – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Last month, we explored the power of starting with purpose when changing career. We challenged you to think, ‘why’ do you do what you do and is there something with a bigger, more purposeful ‘why’ calling you? This month we offer 5 practical tips to help you find meaning in your existing work. Meaning and purpose at work should never be just defined by a job title or your next promotion.  It is about experiencing something meaningful and of value…

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Alexis Lloyd: Small Design Choices Can Change the Internet – Productivity Article

A few years ago, a notification popped up in Alexis Lloyd’s DMs. It was John Maeda.  “Hey,” the design luminary (and then head of computational design and inclusion at Automattic) said, “I am a fan of your work.” “I said, ‘The feeling is mutual,’” Lloyd recalled. Pretty soon the experience designer, who had started as creative director of the New York Times R&D Lab and left the legacy company to be employee number two at Axios, was installed as Head…

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Why You Need a Business Coach – Personal Development Article

But there is a way to keep the momentum going. We’ve learned the simple secret to keeping yourself one step ahead of the growth curve—and the competition. You need a coach! And we’ll show you why.  Make this investment in yourself, and you’ll be energized, in the know, and more successful than ever been before. You can finally break out of the imposter syndrome and feel focused, relaxed, and in control of your business again.  Here’s a preview of this…

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6 Competences Peak Performers PossessPick the Brain – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

There are more similarities than differences between people “who make it” and the rest of us. I am sure that you know these successful businesswomen, and when you compare them with yourself, you cannot positively see a difference. You might even know them from childhood or university, etc. But, they are successful, and you might at present be only like everybody else. Your distinctive observation is backed by lots of psychological research. There are no significant differences in incompetence, intelligence,…

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Are you guilty of turning a blind eye to the biggest world of work issue?Viewpoint – careers advice blog – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

For the first time ever, there are now more people in the world over 65 years old than there are under five. More of us will live longer lives than our predecessors. As a consequence, more of us will be working to an older age than has traditionally been the norm before. This is our new reality, and it represents a monumental demographical shift – a shift that is going on before our very eyes. But, are we, as leaders, guilty…

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Should you seek passion or duty at work? (Pssst: The answer is passion). – Positivity Article

In an opinion pice in the New York Times, professor Firmin DeBrabrander argues that you should not approach work as your passion but as your duty. Looking for passion at work, he says, will make you stressed and is bound to fail anyway. I think that’s complete nonsense! I know – what a shocker 🙂 But worst of all it’s poorly reasoned nonsense that relies on a string of terrible arguments and deliberate ignorance of the research in the field.…

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Engineering Success – Productivity Article

How to Create with the End in Mind Leaders are responsible for getting results. Yet it seems like we’re constantly reinventing the wheel, trying to solve the same old problems. In this episode, Michael and Megan show you how to get exactly the result you’re looking for in any business process. This is only a snippet of a Productivity article written by Michael Hyatt Read Full Article

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Quit Being Afraid of Being Afraid – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

By Hall of Fame Speaker Connie Podesta, CSP, CPAE Let’s talk about fear. As emotions go, it doesn’t have the best reputation. People don’t usually want to be seen as fearful or anxiety-ridden or…well, wimpy. But I want to convince you that fear has some enormous value. I teach my audiences the same thing I taught my children:  being afraid can be the catalyst for some pretty amazing things. As someone who’s been a speaker for more than 25 years,…

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In the Long Run, Diversity Wins – Happiness Article

Around the world, religious bigotry is on the rise. In a number of European Union countries, rising Muslim migration seems to be driving support for anti-Muslim political parties. This has also been true, to a lesser extent, in the United States. On both sides of the Atlantic, open anti-Semitism appears to be increasing. Is religious diversity too politically difficult and socially disruptive, as many argue? Perhaps, the argument goes, the stability and social peace of these countries is maintained by…

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3 Reasons You Can’t Stop Working – Personal Development Article

We don’t believe you should have to sacrifice your personal life to succeed at work. We’ve identified the three reasons you’re probably working too much, and the three simple steps that will fix the problem.  Try it! You’ll go from working away your family time to having a full, balanced life. You really can win at work and succeed at life.  Here’s a preview of this episode.  We share our own history of working way too much. [3:13] The fallacy…

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134 – 5 Keys to 5-Star Leadership at Work and Home

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | | More I’ve been terrible at a lot of things in my life; small talk, discipline, leadership. Today, we’re talking to a man that helped me hone in my leadership skills all while teaching me how to build-up other leaders within my companies. His name is Daniel Woodrum, and today he is going to teach you his Five Pillars of Leadership. Let me tell you, this man knows…

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Paying Attention to the Normalization of Defects – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

We all likely remember (or have read about) the tragic explosions of the space shuttles Challenger (1986) and Columbia (2003) and the deaths of all crew members in both accidents.  As you may recall, NASA’s investigation into both explosions uncovered problems that had been long known in the space shuttle program ranging from faulty O-ring seals (Challenger) to foam insulation falling off during launches (Columbia).  These problems, or defects, were widely known and expected to occur.  NASA accepted these defects…

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Breakthrough Results in Operations – Chris McChesney – Productivity Article

Is execution more difficult than strategy? Nine out of ten business leaders say “yes.” If you are a leader with operational or production responsibility, you may feel an even higher sense of frustration when it comes to execution. In the early 2000s, a group of us at Franklin Covey began working on the methodology known as The 4 Disciplines of Execution (4DX). Currently, the book by the same name is the most read book in the world on the topic…

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How to Create More Margin in Your Personal Life – Personal Development Article

We’ve found a solution. Be applying the same goal achievement techniques to your home that you use at work, you really can free yourself to focus on the things that matter most in your personal and family life.  When you do, you’ll escape that feeling of overwhelm comes over you on your commute home. And you’ll free up plenty of time for rest, relationships, and rejuvenation. We’ll show you how inside this episode.  Here’s a preview—  Why you absolutely need…

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Why is an Entrepreneurial Mindset a Hot Quality in Talent Today? – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

When I tell people that the career management course I teach at Cabrini University incorporates lessons on emotional intelligence and entrepreneurialism, people ask me what that means, though most of them recognize the problems when entrepreneurial mindsets are lacking among their teams. In my experience, advanced learning institutions want to promote entrepreneurial mindsets, but may think that promoting actual entrepreneurship is at odds with a liberal studies education. Back in 2005, I made plans to earn an MBA in Entrepreneurship.…

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The Curiosity Quotient: Insights from the Sydney Writers’ Festival – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Last week I attended the Sydney Writers’ Festival and was fortunate enough to hear Thomas Friedman, the Pulitzer prize-winning author and New York Times columnist about the age of acceleration in his new book, Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations. He made a very compelling argument that in order to equip ourselves well for future work, we need to adopt five mindsets; First: think like an immigrant, because we are all immigrants to the age of acceleration.…

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Productivity by Enneagram Type (Part 2) – Personal Development Article

There’s a better way. We’ve got expert advice on a proven, helpful system for understanding your unique stressors and motivations, and those of the people around you. When you understand yourself, you’ll finally start working with yourself instead of against yourself. You’ll escape that nagging regret of falling prey to your own foibles, and your productivity will skyrocket. In this second of two episodes (listen to Part 1 here) we continue the conversation with Ian Morgan Cron, author of The…

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Do His Actions Stem from a Lack of Childhood Love? – Spiritual Article

All of us are born and will someday die. All of us have needs and feelings. We all want to feel safe, loved, comforted and reassured. All of us have hopes and fears; we are, after all, all members of the Human Family, regardless of our skin colour, the language we speak or the way we seek meaning in life.I am often struck by how arbitrary life can be. I am reminded of the saying ‘There, but for the grace…

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7 Steps to Take Before You Quit Your Job – Personal Development Article

Face it. You will eventually quit your job. It may be this year. It may be next. It may be ten years from now. But it’s inevitable. It’s only a matter of time. The only real question is: How do you pivot (professionally) without burning your bridges? After all, you may want to come back. I left one company, Thomas Nelson, and eventually returned and became the CEO. You never know. At the very least, you may need a reference. Unfortunately,…

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When Goals Don’t Cut It, Focus on Obstacles – Productivity Article

Emily wanted to work in marketing. She was young and had no experience. She’d skipped college and used a portfolio of work and a Praxis apprenticeship to win a spot on the Customer Success team of a growing startup. But her goal was still marketing. She aimed right at it and started asking people in the marketing department questions how she might join their team. They were busy and it didn’t seem to be working. So she stopped, stepped back,…

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The Creative Entrepreneur Behind Paper Chase Press on Doubling Down on Risks and Reinventing Print for a Digital-First Generation – Productivity Article

Paper Chase Press, now in its 43rd year, is a force and fixture of the Los Angeles art world. Located on Sunset Boulevard, in the heart of Hollywood, the printer counts among its clients everyone from Commune Design to Adidas and MoCA. Still, it’s no small feat to be a thriving print business in 2019, and the resurgence and continued success of Paper Chase can be attributed to the effusive and resilient spirit of its second-generation owner, Nicole Katz. She…

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