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.)

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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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Change Management, Communication, Personal Development, psychology

Think Again By Adam Grant

I genuinely enjoy being right! Also, in stupid situations like when arguing with my husband if our sofa is 4 or 4,5 years old or when discussing the exact rules of monopoly with my son. I mean, really, who cares?!?! And is it REALLY worth arguing over? The OBVIOUS answer is NO, but the fact is that I truly have to pull myself together and decide to LET these things go!

This week I got a good reminder from Adam Grant on why this is something I MUST keep working on! See, Adam wrote a mindboggling and thought-provoking book called ‘Think Again’ where he offers this simple advice: Keep an open mind. Think and act like a scientist. And remember to revise your opinions when the evidence demands it. In a nutshell, he calls this ‘Rethinking’.

Rethinking helps us stay relevant in a world that knows no stability and reminds us that ‘Staying put’ is no longer an option. We must become willing to evaluate our beliefs, question our convictions, and embrace new information. We must Re-think!

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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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