Video: Bored at work? Here’s what your brain is trying to tell you.
Developing Executive Presence
We’ve all been bored on the job at least once in our lives, but that boredom is actually very old human wiring. We constantly seek out new information to keep our minds sharp, and when tasks get repetitive we get bored and move on. But what if you can’t move on? What if the tasks […]
How to Talk so that People Want to Listen
Executive presence (EP) is a buzzword that has been gaining popularity in recent years. It refers to the physical, behavioural attributes that define how an executive carries himself and is much fact as it is representation. It inspires confidence and trust which helps younger employees rise the ranks more effectively. If you’re deemed lacking in executive […]
Book Review: Executive Presence – The Missing Link Between Merit and Success
Speaking is probably the easiest thing you can do, but to speak in a way that people would want to listen to, is definitely one of the hardest thing to do. How can you be more persuasive when you speak?
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 […]
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 […]