Charisma is usually thought of as presence, charm, and/or having a personality that inspires others. It has always seemed to me that when someone is inspired – themselves – by something and then shares that in a sincere, authentic way that they appear to be “charismatic” and inspirational. My advice has always been “If you want to inspire others, first be inspired … [Read more...] about Learning Charisma?
Thinking seems to have become a luxury. Time management experts recommend scheduling “meetings with yourself,” so you will have time to think. But many of us try to cram in 40 hours worth of work into a 45-minute window. How can we dedicate time to thinking deeply, which allows us to more creatively solve problems? I’ve been learning more about neuroscience lately, and … [Read more...] about Do you have time to “think?”
by Gerald Suarez, Ph.D. They say there is no “neutral” in life. You either go forward or you go back, but you never stay where you are now. I learned this from my former boss at the White House. Our days were always dynamic, and political pressures continually pushed us outside of our comfort zones. Unpredictable events surfaced everyday and we found ourselves learning, … [Read more...] about Complacency: Not A Thought, An Attitude
What does your ideal workplace look like? Researchers* asked hundreds of executives all over the world this question, and their responses fell into six categories: 1. You can be yourself. You feel comfortable being yourself and you are the same at home as you are at work. Passion is encouraged. All different kinds of people work there and are encouraged to express … [Read more...] about Best Workplace on Earth
It is so easy to get sidelined and demotivated when working on a project. It is part of the human condition! New research* reported in Harvard Business Review provides some tips on ways to help boost your motivation: *Set Goals with Intrinsic Rewards. When the accomplishment of the goal itself is desirable, motivation tends to be more sustained. The motivation to work … [Read more...] about Motivational Booster Shots