Book Review: Executive Presence – The Missing Link Between Merit and Success
The Importance of Reading Between the Lines at Work
Based on a nationwide survey of college graduates working across a range of sectors and occupations, authors Sylvia Hewlett and the Center for Talent Innovation discovered that Executive Presence (EP) is a dynamic, cohesive mix of appearance, communication, and gravitas. While these elements are not equal, to have true EP, you must know how to […]
How to Develop Hindsight, Insight and Foresight
Learning to read between the lines and react accordingly is an important skill to nurture and apply. According to Terri Tierney Clark, CEO of Summit Leadership Advisors, there are three primary types of situations where you’ll be wise to consider alternate meanings from your colleagues: when office politics influences the outcome, when someone is avoiding an […]
Book Review: Deep Work
Improve your ability to think from a 360 degree view of your problems, life and circumstances. This IQ Matrix and video break down how to develop the habit of using hindsight, foresight and insight throughout the day to help improve your ability to make decisions and solve problems far more effectively.
Video: Do you really know why you do what you do?
With the proliferation of information that has come to define our everyday life, be it at work or at home, the risk of being distracted is evermore pertinent. In his book, Deep Work, author Cal Newport articulates an unconventional perspective on the benefits of distraction in the modern day. He writes about the sharpening of […]
Book Review: The Leader Who Had No Title – A Modern Fable on Real Success in Business and in Life
Experimental psychologist Petter Johansson researches choice blindness — a phenomenon where we convince ourselves that we’re getting what we want, even when we’re not. In an eye-opening talk, he shares experiments (designed in collaboration with magicians!) that aim to answer the question: Why do we do what we do? The findings have big implications for […]
Book Review: Drive – The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
In his new book, author of The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari book series Robin Sharma, tells a story of a unlikely success achieved through faith and confidence. Disenchanted by life as he knows it, Protagonist Blake DiFranco meets a friend who offers his an opportunity to change his fate. The deal? To spend a day […]
How to Be More Proactive at Work
In this provocative and persuasive new book, he asserts that the secret to high performance and satisfaction-at work, at school, and at home–is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world. The desire to excel is innate. Drawing on […]
Video: How to find work you love
Being proactive at work can be harder for some, as it requires vocalizing your presence and putting yourself out there even if you may not necessarily want to. However, it is a behavioural trait and tendency that can be nurtured, and it should be for multiple reasons. When you are proactive, you are seen as […]
Scott Dinsmore quit a job that made him miserable, and spent the next four years wondering how to find work that was joyful and meaningful. He shares what he learned in this deceptively simple talk about finding out what matters to you — and then getting started doing it.