Most people recognize that taking breaks are important, but what they often don’t realize is that even very brief breaks — of just a few minutes — provide benefits in terms of concentration, focus, better performance, and sustained energy throughout the day. A recent article entitled “Give Me a Break” in the American Psychological Association’s […]
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I’m always a little suspicious of articles that set up what I consider to be a false dichotomy. And a recent article on Forbes pitting passion and purpose against each other, seemed to do just that. There’s been a lot of writing about “passion” and “purpose” in leadership recently. Neither, of course, is “new,” but […]
The old saying “it’s lonely at the top” is true. The higher up you go in an organization, the fewer peers you have. You also learn more confidential information, but there are fewer people with whom you can share it. Despite there being fewer people in your in-company network, higher level positions are also the […]
If you’re like me, you have probably found that the people with whom you feel closest are also the best listeners. And although outstanding listeners do it seemingly effortlessly, as a recent article in Entrepreneur points out, there are some common issues that tend to characterize ineffective listening. Here are just three of the ones […]