Issue 134

Future You: The Owner’s Manual
Oct. 14, 2015 - By: Bill Jensen
134 “Rather than add to all the hyperventilating about the coming disruptions that will radically impact how you live, work, and play, the most helpful Future You Owner’s Manual must focus on the choices you will face and how you make those choices.”

Give Not Until It Hurts, But Until It Feels Great
Oct. 14, 2015 - By: Jenny Santi
134 “So many of us have convinced ourselves that giving should be a sacrifice, an act of moral responsibility that renders itself null when we derive any joy from it. But why?”

Issue 133

Why We Don’t Get the Leaders We Say We Want
Sept. 16, 2015 - By: Jeffrey Pfeffer
133 “The state of workplaces can only be described as dire. Moreover, there is no evidence that things are getting better over time. What gives? And maybe more importantly for those people worried about companies and their people, is there any hope for a better future?”

Why Grit is The New Black
Sept. 16, 2015 - By: Linda Kaplan Thaler & Robin Koval
133 “Grit is the most accurate predictor of success in achieving life goals. Grit is about sweat, not swagger, character, not charisma. Grit is the result of a hard-fought struggle, a willingness to take risks, a passionate pursuit of one’s goals, and the perseverance to continue against all odds.”

Thinking Our Way Out of the Darkness
Sept. 16, 2015 - By: Angie McArthur & Dr. Dawna Markova
133 “We take for granted that intelligence occurs within our own minds. We don’t realize that it also occurs between us. What keeps us from tapping into that intelligence and communicating effectively is that most of us don’t know how to think with people who think differently than we do.”

Solving The Wrong Problems: Why Behaviors Don’t Change In Organizations
Sept. 16, 2015 - By: Todd M. Warner
133 “Organizational success seems to breed inertia and a status quo that is self-destructive. The stability that organizations establish in the name of efficiency and operating protocol domesticates employees, and sets in place a web of factors that conspire against behavioral change.”

The Self-Disruptor’s Manifesto
Sept. 16, 2015 - By: Jay Samit
133 “All disruption starts with introspection. Self-disruption is akin to undergoing major surgery, but you are the one holding the scalpel. Most people avoid this painful process because they are not willing to risk what they have built for the opportunity to have something better.”

Political Savvy is a Leadership Skill
Sept. 16, 2015 - By: Bonnie Marcus
133 “Imagine for a minute, a workplace where everyone is aligned with business objectives; where everyone understands the value they contribute; an environment where people actively seek to build mutually beneficial relationships across the organization. In other words, a workplace of politically savvy individuals.”

Issue 132

How To Be More Valuable Than Machines: Developing Our Most Essential Human Abilities to Survive the Rise of Computers
Aug. 5, 2015 - By: Geoff Colvin
132 “We’re entering an era in which the skills that make you valuable are not only changing—they comprise a fundamentally different kind of skills from those that have made people economically valuable up to now.”

Social Drive: How You Can Create Positive Change, Right Now
Aug. 5, 2015 - By: Paul Shoemaker
132 “I don’t want to do anything to deter anyone from believing there is power in the group, in the network. I’m not a fan of false, egotistical, self-centered ‘heroes’ either. But I do believe that the positive social impact one person can create has never been clearer, stronger, and more urgent.”

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