A better world, Communication, Effectiveness, Leadership Development, Personal Development

Courage is calling By Ryan Holiday

The brave don’t despair. They believe. They are not cynical; they care. They think there is stuff worth dying for – that good and evil exist. They know that life has problems but would rather be part of the solution than a bystander.

Ryan Holiday

This quote comes from the highly motivational book ‘Courage is calling’ by Ryan Holiday. The book explores the idea of bravery and discloses the power of displaying courage. Through inspirational stories and anecdotes about historical and contemporary leaders, Holiday:

– Defines the characteristics of courage,

– Teaches us how to conquer fear,

– And guides us in becoming more courageous (one small step at a time).

 A crucial premise is that we live in a world where fear runs rampant! Where people: 

– Stand on the sidelines instead of speaking out against injustice,

– Go blindly along with convention instead of forming their own opinions

– And turn a blind eye to the ugly realities of modern life!

And because of this, we need courage more than ever. We need the courage of whistleblowers and risk-takers. We need the courage of activists and adventurers. We need the courage of writers who speak the truth—and the courage of leaders to listen.

By the way, as I was writing this blog post, I realized that this is the 4th book by Ryan Holiday that I have summarized this year. I guess I must really like his work; I hope you will enjoy the summary as well 😊 You can watch it here:

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Communication, Effectiveness, Entrepreneurship, Leadership Development, Personal Development, psychology

An Everyone Culture by Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey

All corporate organizations, big or small, has a culture. It is defined by it. Corporate culture gives identity to every organization. To be more precise: it is what gives a company its personality.

Like an individual, a culture defines the way how your corporation interacts within itself and to the outside world! This week I read an inspiring book calld ‘An Everyone Culture’. The book explores the concept of company cultures and puts forward the simple but radical theory that organizations will ONLY be able to perform at their best if they create a solid organizational culture in which ‘people development’ is woven into the very core!

See, a primary assumption of ‘An Everyone Culture’ is that an excessive amount of organizational time and energy is wasted because employees are in constant protection mode! They want to look good, stay safe, and avoid vulnerability! Which does indeed keep them somewhat safe, but unfortunately, it also prevents them from performing at their best.

The good news is that some organizations are not only aware of this problem but are actively addressing and correcting it! In these companies, employee development is a ‘need to have’ rather than a ‘nice to have’, and employees are not only encouraged but expected to:

– Bring their vulnerability to work,

– Take responsibility for their development and performance,

– and Build relationships based on trust and respect.

These companies have acknowledged that in order to reach their full potential, they must become “Deliberately Developmental Organizations” (simply referred to as DDOs.)

We hope you will enjoy our animated summary of the book; you can watch it here:

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A better world, Communication, Effectiveness, Personal Development, psychology

13 Things Mentally Strong People don’t do By Amy Morin.

Amy Morin wrote a powerful book called ’13 Things Mentally Strong People don’t do’.

Through honest anecdotes and insightful observations, Morin explores 13 mental traps that you cannot allow yourself to succumb to if you want to live a powerful, happy, and successful life.  

They are as follows:

#1 Waste time feeling sorry for themselves

#2 Give away their power

#3 Shy away from change

#4 Focus on things they can’t control

#5 Worry about pleasing everyone

#6 Fear taking calculated risks

#7 Dwell on the past

#8 Make the same mistakes over and over

#9 Resent other people’s success

#10 Give up after the first failure

#11 Fear alone time

#12 Feel the world owes them anything

#13 Expect immediate results

We hope you will enjoy this animated summary, where we will walk you through the list of ‘things mentally strong people don’t do’ one at a time.

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Communication, Effectiveness, Personal Development, psychology

How to talk to anyone By Leil Lowndes

One of the most crucial skills we have in life is the ability to communicate with others — friends, family, coworkers, and strangers. And good communication skills are so much more than just the words you choose. It’s your tone of voice, body language, sensitivity to subtleties, understanding your listeners, and how you reply to the never-vanishing flow of emails and texts.

This week I read ‘How To talk to Anyone’ by Leil Lowndes. Through her Entertaining and straight-shooting style, she reveals the secrets and psychology behind successful communication. The book offers no less than 92 easy-to-use techniques that will help us do just that!

For the purpose of this video, we have extracted the essence and grouped them into three overall categories.

#1 Prepare

Before entering into a social situation, preparing your mind and body is critical.

#2 Engage

Once you have your body language and physical appearance in place, the time has come to initiate contact.

#3 Execute

Now that you have their attention, it is time to master the art of conversation.

We hope you will enjoy this animated summary, where we will walk you through each step in further detail. 

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A better world, Communication, Effectiveness, Personal Development, psychology

The Upward Spiral By Alex Korb

If you tell someone you’re feeling depressed, they will probably assume there must be an external cause and ask, “why?”. According to Alex Korb, this isn’t the right question! Instead, we need to look toward the complicated configuration of the human brain.

Today’s big idea comes from Alex Korb and his insightful book, ‘The Upward Spiral’. The book has the subtitle ‘Using neuroscience to reverse the cause of depression, one small change at a time’ and is, in its essence, a guide on how to defend yourself against depression and anxiety.  

In the book we learn that when a person becomes depressed, it happens due to a communication dysfunction in the brain! Thoughts and emotions start spinning out of control, creating a downward spiral – pulling you into a vortex of sadness, fatigue, and apathy.

The good news is that recent science confirms that the brain, like the rest of the body, can be restored and improved through dedication and practice. Through incremental positive adjustments, you can trigger neurochemicals in your brain that counter stress, reduce anxiety, and put you back on an upward spiral.

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