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#businesstips We learn to “read” people’s emotions by evaluating their facial expressions, tone of voice, and overall demeanor. But these things often don’t translate across cultures. For example, someone from the U.S., where enthusiasm is admired, may have trouble reading someone from China, where self-control and modesty are the norm. It’s important to understand how different cultures show emotion. Observe whether people express their emotions readily or downplay them–or whether it varies…

#businesstips We learn to “read” people’s emotions by evaluating their facial expressions, tone of voice, and overall demeanor. But these things often don’t translate across cultures. For example, someone from the U.S., where enthusiasm is admired, may have trouble reading someone from China, where self-control and modesty are the norm. It’s important to understand how different cultures show emotion. Observe whether people express their emotions readily or downplay them–or whether it varies…

#businesstips We often believe that the most effective way to manage is to directly tell people what to do. But this doesn’t inspire much enthusiasm because no one wants another task they have to do. People want to be called to do something greater. So instead of directing your team, aspire to inspire them. This shifts their response from “I have to” to “I want to.” There are opportunities to do this every day: when you want to empower someone to own a project, when you want feedback to…

#businesstips We often believe that the most effective way to manage is to directly tell people what to do. But this doesn’t inspire much enthusiasm because no one wants another task they have to do. People want to be called to do something greater. So instead of directing your team, aspire to inspire them. This shifts their response from “I have to” to “I want to.” There are opportunities to do this every day: when you want to empower someone to own a project, when you want feedback to…

#businesstips Like brainstorming, mind mapping helps teams come up with ideas quickly when starting from scratch. It lets people think associatively and visually to develop a constellation of interconnected ideas. Your team can generate more connections between ideas using mind mapping than by brainstorming or simply listing ideas. Start by writing a keyword or concept relevant to the situation at hand in the center of a blank page or whiteboard. Have your team free associate by adding words…

#businesstips Like brainstorming, mind mapping helps teams come up with ideas quickly when starting from scratch. It lets people think associatively and visually to develop a constellation of interconnected ideas. Your team can generate more connections between ideas using mind mapping than by brainstorming or simply listing ideas. Start by writing a keyword or concept relevant to the situation at hand in the center of a blank page or whiteboard. Have your team free associate by adding words…

This is a hard pill for many new managers to swallow. Even some seasoned managers have a hard time accepting this. The reason, their emotions are tied up in the hire, and they want to avoid the perception of failure.⠀ ⠀ People are loss-averse. Even when we know that there are better options or that the option we have no longer works, we still hold on. Studying people's investment behavior will shed light on this practice.⠀ ⠀ People also gravitate quickly to stimuli and situations that make…

This is a hard pill for many new managers to swallow. Even some seasoned managers have a hard time accepting this. The reason, their emotions are tied up in the hire, and they want to avoid the perception of failure.⠀ ⠀ People are loss-averse. Even when we know that there are better options or that the option we have no longer works, we still hold on. Studying people's investment behavior will shed light on this practice.⠀ ⠀ People also gravitate quickly to stimuli and situations that make…

How do habits work? Why do people keep do self-destructive things? Can habit development cause a positive change in an organization? How do you best get rid of bad habits? How do you form a good habit? | All of these questions are answered excellent self-improvement book: The Power of Habit. Personal development at its best: change your life, one habit at a time. | Self Improvement | Self Help

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How do habits work? Why do people keep do self-destructive things? Can habit development cause a positive change in an organization? How do you best get rid of bad habits? How do you form a good habit? All of these questions are answered excellent self-

Overwhelmed? Stressed? Try starting your day with these eight tasks for a more productive and less hectic day. And notice what is NOT on the list.

8 Things to Do Before 8 AM to Make Your Days Less Hectic

8 things to do before Overwhelmed? Try starting your day with these eight tasks for a more productive and less hectic day. And notice what is NOT on the list.

You don't always have to have something to do. Don't rush. Conserve some of your resources for yourself. Enjoy your weekend. #happyeaster

I’m chill, says my eldest niece. I don’t get angry or too excited. I agree, but it didn’t use to be this way. It’s taken a time to get to a place where I don’t have to control my emotions and go to…

It's Monday aka #backonmygrind Here's today's #businesstips  If you want to make an impact, you have to get people to pay attention to what you have to say. The pressure is on you, though, to make sure your message is clear, compelling, and memorable. One helpful technique is to read things out loud. When you’re writing something important – whether it’s a memo to the board or an email to your boss – read the material aloud to yourself. Hearing your own words forces you to ask: Am I saying…

It's Monday aka #backonmygrind Here's today's #businesstips If you want to make an impact, you have to get people to pay attention to what you have to say. The pressure is on you, though, to make sure your message is clear, compelling, and memorable. One helpful technique is to read things out loud. When you’re writing something important – whether it’s a memo to the board or an email to your boss – read the material aloud to yourself. Hearing your own words forces you to ask: Am I saying…

#businesstips There’s nothing more infuriating than when someone takes credit for your work or introduces your idea in a meeting. But it’s important to avoid making a scene. Not every piece of work has to have your name on it. Ask yourself: How much does this really matter? Will it negatively impact my career? And instead of making accusations, ask your colleague why he took ownership. Maybe the person will acknowledge his mistake and make things right by emailing the group to give you…

#businesstips There’s nothing more infuriating than when someone takes credit for your work or introduces your idea in a meeting. But it’s important to avoid making a scene. Not every piece of work has to have your name on it. Ask yourself: How much does this really matter? Will it negatively impact my career? And instead of making accusations, ask your colleague why he took ownership. Maybe the person will acknowledge his mistake and make things right by emailing the group to give you…

#businesstips When negotiating, how do you drive a hard bargain without burning important bridges? A key step is to make small talk beforehand. Don’t rush into your requests. You want to take time to introduce yourself, get to know your counterpart, and understand how he or she operates. This chitchat can relay crucial information about the other side’s interests that might help you later. It also helps establish a rapport, and sometimes even trust — one study found that students who were…

#businesstips When negotiating, how do you drive a hard bargain without burning important bridges? A key step is to make small talk beforehand. Don’t rush into your requests. You want to take time to introduce yourself, get to know your counterpart, and understand how he or she operates. This chitchat can relay crucial information about the other side’s interests that might help you later. It also helps establish a rapport, and sometimes even trust — one study found that students who were…

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