José Luis Yañez
Consultant, Trainer and Coach, specialized in Personal Effectiveness and Development
Leadership Success is No Longer Measured by Money or Power. Why Can’t We Get Rid of Our Boss From Hell? Do you have a boss who is a nightmare? Is your boss incompetent? A tyrant, who makes your workplace a stress factory ? Do you wonder why they don't fire your boss-from-hell? Here is why (and what you can do about the situation): There are many reasons why your boss may be "untouchable. " . I know of one case where the department head refuses to let his employees use state-of-the-art technology because he doesn't use, or even understand, the new technology. All too often, superiors won't fire bad bosses because they simply want to avoid the confrontation. I know of a couple of cases where a boss-from-hell is suffering from substance abuse and/or dementia , and supervisors refuse to act because they fear the confrontation (and the backlash from friends of the boss-from-hell). .
So, if you are suffering under a boss-from-hell, what can you do? Keep a diary of every mistake, blunder, bad decision, and instance of bad behavior (bullying, unprofessional conduct, abuse) your boss commits. . . Looking To Hire And Keep Great Innovators? Focus On The 3 Rs. The following is an excerpt from Relentless Innovation: What Works, What Doesn’t--and What That Means for Your Business by Jeffrey Phillips.
Innovation relies on people more than other processes. This reliance on employees, management, and executives in an organization requires that the “right” people are attracted, and then given the appropriate tools and techniques for a sustained innovation success. Their passions and capabilities also must be ensured to align with the needs and expectations of the firm. Let’s take a closer look at the three Rs. Recruiting The first way to transform a BAU culture to a more innovative one is to change the kind of people you hire. Innovators understand that introducing people with deep skills but with different or complementary perspectives adds value to the existing “operating model” but it also adds new emphasis to innovation skills.
Recruiting new people with different cultural backgrounds and skills is relatively easy. 9 Things Every Entrepreneur Needs to Learn From Woody Allen. Editor’s note: James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and entrepreneur.
He is Managing Director of Formula Capital and has written 6 books on investing. His latest book is I Was Blind But Now I See. You can follow him @jaltucher. I hate Woody Allen. Feelings Beat Thoughts For Fast Complex Decisions. Think or blink?
The debate continues with new research on quick, emotion-based decision-making. We have to make a lot of complicated decisions in life. Some are made in a hurry and most involve situations in which we don’t have all the information. Surgeons have to make split-second decisions in emergencies and fire-fighters have to decide which route is safest.
Less dramatically we have to work out the right arguments at a business meeting, at home we have to negotiate over the weekend’s activities and in the store we have to calculate the best deals. These are complex decisions in which time is short. A new study by Mikels et al. (2011) supports the power of gut instincts for quick decisions. Overall they found that compared with trying to work out the details, using the emotions led to much better outcomes. This held for both objective and subjective aspects of a decision (this covers the car that’s objectively best overall and the best car taking into account your preferences). Minority rules: Scientists discover tipping point for the spread of ideas.
Scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have found that when just 10 percent of the population holds an unshakable belief, their belief will always be adopted by the majority of the society.
The scientists, who are members of the Social Cognitive Networks Academic Research Center (SCNARC) at Rensselaer, used computational and analytical methods to discover the tipping point where a minority belief becomes the majority opinion. The finding has implications for the study and influence of societal interactions ranging from the spread of innovations to the movement of political ideals. "When the number of committed opinion holders is below 10 percent, there is no visible progress in the spread of ideas. 5 Steps to Thinking Outside of the Box. A few years back our litigation team was faced with a seemingly insurmountable task: how to defend our client’s trademark rights against a Fortune 500 company with a massive litigation budget.
They had the facts on their side. Moreover, they had money. Worst of all, they had a gaggle of lawyers that just made the case down right unpleasant. In spite of this, as luck would have it, they were missing one very crucial thing that they had never learned in law school. Something big firm life had failed to teach them. Looking beyond conventional defense methods, we deconstructed every element of the case until we discovered a plan to turn the tables. RSA Animate - 21st century enlightenment. Formación en Gestión del Estrés: Su Valor Estratégico - Gestion del Estres.