Issue 140

Mission Impossible: How to Avoid Procrastination
April 13, 2016 - By: Helene Segura
140 “Procrastination can make life miserable. It’s unnecessary stress that we bring upon ourselves. Overcoming procrastination comes down to thought control and self-regulation. It’s all about mind management. Realizing that you’re dragging your feet is the first key.”


Executive Presence: Getting to the Bottom of What Takes Leaders to the Top
April 13, 2016 - By: Suzanne Bates
140 “The factors that determine whether you’ll get promoted to a top job can be rather mysterious. After all, you can have the experience, skill and technical know-how, and still feel stuck in your career. How can you demystify this process and put yourself in a position to be considered for top jobs?”



Issue 139

Reading Books Won’t Future-Proof You. Here’s What Will.
March 16, 2016 - By: Erika Andersen
139 “Real learning is almost always at least somewhat uncomfortable. It’s figuring out how to operate in new ways; questioning your assumptions; putting new ideas into practice. Real learning takes you out of the tried-and-true, and into that murky, disturbing land of I’m-not-very-good-at-this.”


Ending Pay Secrecy: Why Keeping Salaries a Secret Leads to Disengagement and Decreased Performance, and How Revealing Pay Information Can Actually Increase Performance
March 16, 2016 - By: David Burkus
139 “It turns out pay transparency—sharing salaries openly across the company—makes a better workplace both for employees and for the organization.”


Closing the Decision Quality Gap
March 16, 2016 - By: Carl Spetzler, Hannah Winter, Jennifer Meyer
139 “One of the virtues of DQ is that it allows us to know if we’ve made a good decision at the time we are making it. If we’ve correctly followed the process, we can confidently state that ‘We made the best possible choice given our alternatives, the available information, future uncertainties, and the things we can control.’”


Am I Authentic Yet?
March 16, 2016 - By: Karissa Thacker
139 “It is helpful to think of authentic leadership as a state not a trait. That allows us to ask a powerful question. How do we cultivate the state of authentic leadership? … It also leaves room for all of us flawed humans to be in a state of authentic leadership for periods of time.”


Fast Coaching for Busy People: How to Coach in 10 Minutes or Less
March 16, 2016 - By: Michael Bungay Stanier
139 “Coaching’s something everyone can do, do quickly, and do in a way that will have a significant impact on performance and satisfaction. But to make it work for the time-crunched manager, you need to follow three principles.”


The New Way to Get Noticed
March 16, 2016 - By: Barbara Cave Henricks & Rusty Shelton
139 “Media and information are everywhere, and billions of us are habitually tuning in throughout the day, beginning with that morning smart phone check. … Not only is there opportunity to create content and display it on the virtual billboard that exists online, but there is a chance to create a strategy for capturing even more value from your messages.”



Issue 138

Ignite Change: How Empathetic Communication Helps You Illuminate a Path that People Will Want to Follow
Feb. 17, 2016 - By: Nancy Duarte & Patti Sanchez
138 “This is our manifesto for change communications and, more specifically, for leaders who want to inspire others to understand and follow their vision for change, over and over again.”


Kill Your Darlings: How High Performers Achieve Extraordinary Growth
Feb. 17, 2016 - By: Al Pittampalli
138 “High performers are not only receptive to information that might threaten their favored beliefs, they go out of their way to seek it out themselves. In doing so, they kill their darlings.”




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