15 Experiences That Help You Learn to Lead - Center for Creative Leadership With seemingly endless lists of competencies and too many books, blogs and experts to count, how can you tailor your leadership development? One approach is to use experience as a starting point. CCL’s Lessons of Experience research (involving 40 years and several countries in various regions around the world) has found that there are 15 types of experiences that teach valuable leadership lessons: Bosses and superiors. Who am I surrounding myself with? To recap: I've outlined twenty areas of introspection I wanted to explore over the course of twenty days and I'm sharing it here — not because I think you'll care about my conclusions, but rather because it might provide a perspective for similar pursuits by others — or not. I really like Nick Crocker's assertion that "You end up being the average of the people you spend your life with" — and I think he's probably right to some extent. I don't know that I've ever been terribly methodical about understanding who and how I spend my life around, choosing instead to allow that mix to be something of a byproduct of choices around where I work, where I socialize and how I spend my free time. This evening, I sat down to take an inventory of the kinds of people with whom my time is spent, through two different lenses. First, by function: I identified four different groups of people with whom I spend considerable time, and tried to make an estimate of the portion of time I spend with each.
Seven Great Ways to Make Your Good Intentions Last All of us have good intentions for positive change in our lives. We come up with great goals – like losing weight, getting fit, writing a book, changing career, quitting smoking, cutting down on caffeine. All too often, though, our good intentions don’t last very long. Here’s how to boost your chances of success. Lasting Relationships Rely On 2 Traits Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the year, about 13,000 American couples will say “I do,” committing to a lifelong relationship that will be full of friendship, joy, and love that will carry them forward to their final days on this earth. Except, of course, it doesn’t work out that way for most people. The majority of marriages fail, either ending in divorce and separation or devolving into bitterness and dysfunction. Of all the people who get married, only three in ten remain in healthy, happy marriages, as psychologist Ty Tashiro points out in his book The Science of Happily Ever After, which was published earlier this year.
Advertising agencies are dying, just as they become most vital There is a curious tension in the current agency landscape – a vast mismatch between what clients’ needs are and what agencies are working on, and this gap seems to be widening. It seems like companies have never struggled with bigger problems, as chief marketing officers face the most daunting challenges of a lifetime, but curiously, agencies seem to offer smaller solutions than ever. Isn’t it time agencies stepped up to the plate? The internet has been a mixed blessing, a volatile combination of incredible, new possibilities, rampant change and some of the most destructive forces the marketplace has ever seen. On a communications level we have a plethora of new media channels, memes circling the world in seconds, the app of the moment bursting onto the scene, and trends like content marketing, native advertising, and influencer marketing to navigate and leverage.
Creating Your Personal Development Plan Why isn't everyone taught to create a personal development plan? Maybe because they are too busy thinking about their retirement plan? We are encouraged to have a financial plan and a career plan too, which is great. Money Makes You Less Rational Than You Think Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service. Two year ago, Berkeley researchers showed that people who drive expensive vehicles are four times more likely to cut off drivers of lower status vehicles. The researchers concluded that higher social class can predict increased unethical behavior. This supports my theory that Lexus drivers are the worst. if I get cut off, its almost always by a Lexus. (My personal sample size is higher for the Lexus brand than other luxury automobiles.)
7 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Give Up So Easily We all hit points when it seems like going on is next to impossible. When you’re already overwhelmed, it’s easy to talk yourself into giving up. But giving up too soon could cause you to miss out on success. You never know how soon you might start seeing progress if you hang in there and give it a little more time. Personal Development Plan example Below is an example personal development plan that you can use as a reference to help you construct your personal development plan. Follow the example and youre well on your way to producing a good personal development plan. This example is just a sample. Your objectives and approach may be vastly different from it.
Future - How human culture influences our genetics You shouldn't be able to drink milk. Your ancestors couldn't. It is only in the last 9,000 years that human adults have gained that ability without becoming ill. Children could manage it, but it was only when we turned to dairy farming that adults acquired the ability to properly digest milk. It turns out that cultures with a history of dairy farming and milk drinking have a much higher frequency of lactose tolerance – and its associated gene – than those who don't. Drinking milk is just one of example of the way that traditions and cultural practices can influence the path of our evolution.
The Power of Curiosity: 3 Strategies for Staying Curious As kids we’re insatiably inquisitive. Everything — from cups to cupboards to dirt to our own hands — fascinates us. But for many of us, as we start getting older, we lose our appetite for curiosity. And yet curiosity is powerful. It adds color, vibrancy, passion and pleasure to our lives. Why Self-Awareness Is the Secret Weapon for Habit Change More than we’d probably like to admit so many of our days are spent in a state of self-delusion, an internal monologue of justifying our actions, both good and bad. When we do something wrong, our evolutionary instincts kick in and we do anything we can to not acknowledge the obvious: sometimes, it’s all our fault. The examples should sound familiar: We get necessary and helpful feedback from a boss or colleague, only to snarl under our breath, but failing to realize the foolishness on our end. We become aware of our declining efficiency, so instead of treating the disease we treat the symptoms and we chug coffee only to crash an hour later face-first into our keyboard (and then we go searching for productivity hacks because our workload is too high).