6 results for tag: self-development


Reading Habits of Highly Effective People [Infographic]

Oscar Wilde is right: "It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it." I read about 1-2  books per week. Like a miner searches for gold, I read because it’s my daily sustenance for learning. In fact, I am addicted to learning. One of my dreams is to have a Beauty-in-the-Beast like personal library in my house. The truth is leaders are consummate learners. The following #infographic shares reading habits of some of the most successful people. Leaders are readers. According to an HBR article, “Nike founder Phil Knight so reveres his library that in it you have to take off your shoes ...

Emotional Intelligence Tips: 5 Ways To Better Manage Yourself

In my last post, I outlined five strategies to grow your self-awareness. Self-management builds on self-awareness and helps you learn how to best respond to certain emotions. Self-management is how you actively choose what you say and do in light of your self-awareness.  A high level of self-management will preclude you from getting in your own way and do things that might limit your potential. Here are five specific strategies that you can start doing today to help you manage your emotions. The authors of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 lists some of the ways in which you can increase your self-awareness. 1. Breathe Right Sounds simple, yet if ...

What a World-Renowned Psychologist Taught Me About Success

Read the following statements and choose whether you mostly agree with it or disagree with it: Your intelligence is something very basic about you that you can't change very much. You can learn new things, but you can't really change how intelligent you are. No matter how much intelligence you have, you can always change it quite a bit. You can always substantially change how intelligent you are. If you agree with questions 1 and 2, you might have a propensity towards a fixed mindset. On the other hand, if you agree with questions 3 and 4, you might have a growth mindset. Carol Dweck, widely known as world's leading psychologist, ...

How to Run a Meeting Like Google

Ask an average manager in Corporate America. What is the single most important thing you do at work? Chances are they'll say it's attending meetings.  What was your first reaction to this? Perhaps you recall the painful and unproductive meetings you've been in. Many people dread meetings. Is meetings really the necessary evil of organizational life? [Tweet "The greatest myth that exists about meeting is that they are inherently bad. - Patrick Lencioni"] Google's Chairman and ex-CEO Eric Schmidt outlines 8 key principles on how meetings should work. If you've thought meeting was a great waste of time, here's a series of rules on how ...

5 Surefire Ways to Build Healthy Habits that Stick

Charles Swindoll writes: I used to bite my fingernails right down to the quick. I'd bite them off just as soon as the first signs of new growth would appear. Research has shown that it takes only about three or four weeks for an activity to become a habit. That is wonderful comforting if it's a good habit we're trying to promote, like more prayer or Bible study. But for most of us it's the destructive habits, like my nail-biting, that get a hold on us until we are enslaved - mastered and manipulated by the beast of habit. We become a living contradiction of the liberating truth of 1 Corinthians 6:12: "All things are lawful for me, but not all ...

The 18-Minutes Ritual that Will Maximize Productivity

Have you ever wondered what happened to your productivity when you started the day with good intentions and then only to reach mid-afternoon and lose momentum? Peter Bregman, author of 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done reveals helpful insights on how to jump-start our productivity. A key distraction we face at work is technology. Though we have benefited from the advances of technology, we also have seen how inventions like smartphones, emails and phone calls often disrupt the "flow" we experience at work, thus lowering our productivity. Bregman says the secret to managing distractions is by ...