Kindness and decency are always in style (or at least should be). When she says she’s going to be less polite and more ballsy, my sense is she’s vowing to care a lot less about making other people comfortable at the expense of her own desires. No more saying yes to social invitations out of a sense of obligation or pursuing a particular life course because your parents or neighbors think you should.
— Read on www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/to-be-more-successful-follow-elon-musks-advice-redefine-word-rude.html
But who else, besides myself, has experiences? Because you are so similar to me, I abduce that you do. The same logic applies to other people. Apart from the occasional solitary solipsist this is uncontroversial. But how widespread is consciousness in the cosmos at large? How far consciousness extends its dominion within the tree of life becomes more difficult to abduce as species become more alien to us.
— Read on thereader.mitpress.mit.edu/is-consciousness-everywhere/
EQ as a differentiator
Even as the world rapidly embraces more and more complex technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), it’s still the human connection that gets our attention. That makes emotional intelligence (EQ) more important than ever. In a world gone digital, it’s crucial to design products and lead people in the analog world, based on our humanity. Those who understand this will more effectively inspire and lead their staffs, please their customers, and spark more innovation.
What we need now: Shared humanity and the sustainability of the earth at the core of our focus.
— Read on www.marketwatch.com/amp/story/a-crucial-skill-for-a-new-generation-of-leaders-moral-imagination-11605898347
For those of us who spend most days in front of a computer, writing by hand can have refreshing benefits.
More important, what should it be?
— Read on www.inc.com/jim-schleckser/whats-your-leadership-style-task-or-people.html
The pandemic has challenged managers as never before, but one powerful leadership strategy is being overlooked, say Boris Groysberg and Susan Seligson: Be kind.
— Read on hbswk.hbs.edu/item/good-leadership-is-an-act-of-kindness
The rule of awkward silence has always been valuable. But in a world of instant gratification, it’s more useful than ever.
— Read on www.inc.com/justin-bariso/intelligent-minds-like-tim-cook-jeff-bezos-embrace-rule-of-awkward-silence-you-should-too.html
The pandemic is a profound opportunity to reexamine the way we lead and work.
— Read on www.inc.com/marcel-schwantes/rebel-leadership-habits.html
Habits that may keep your people from jumping ship.
— Read on www.inc.com/marcel-schwantes/habits-successful-leaders.html