MINDSET: Leadership Blindspots

“Blindspots especially affect people who are unaware that they are unaware.” – Robert B. Shaw Every leader has blindspots. Understanding yours is a valuable insight. Blindspots can stem from overconfidence, inexperience, being overloaded with information, emotional thinking, cognitive dissonance, poor incentives, and “hierarchical distortions”. Blindspots They can either be good or bad. Figure out which […]

MINDSET: Ultralearning

“For those who know how to use technology wisely, it is the easiest time in history to teach yourself something new.” – Scott H. Young Ultralearning is a strategy for acquiring skills and knowledge. Ultralearning is a potent skill for dealing with a changing world. It has 3 main characteristics: Why Invest in Learning? Learning […]

The Coaching HABIT

“Talk less and ask more. Your advice is not as good as you think it is.” – Michael Bungay Stanier The Difference Between Coaching and Feedback For a manager to become an effective coach they need to build new habits. To begin with, it will be unnatural and difficult to ask rather than tell. Coaching […]

The Influential Mind

We all have a responsibility to influence others—from clients to team members to social media.  But how skilled are we at this role, and can we become better? Turns out many of our instincts—from relying on facts and figures to shape opinions to insisting others are wrong or attempting to exert control—are ineffective because they […]