10 Signs You are a Taker

March 24, 2014

From Adam Grant, author of the book, Give and Take

10. You look significantly hotter in your LinkedIn profile than in any other photo of you.

9. When a child is asked to draw a picture of you, it sometimes resembles a snake or a weasel.

8. At family dinners, you secretly enjoy grabbing the last cookie.

7. You brag about your SAT score, and you’re not even in school anymore.

6. You’re planning to plagiarize this email to announce your own book.

5. Your Facebook wall is dominated by selfies of you with important people.

4. When your children ask you to read them a story, your first instinct is to ask, “What have you done for me lately?”

3. After reading The Giving Tree, you thought the tree got what it deserved.

2. You’re convinced that most people are takers.

1. You go around telling people you’re a giver.


Developing Mindful Leaders for the C-Suite

March 15, 2014

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The use of meditation, introspection, and journaling are taking hold at successful enterprises.

Mark Taylor‘s insight:

Wow! Consistently, research is finding that the top leaders meditate!

See on blogs.hbr.org


7 Things Smart Learners Do Differently

February 24, 2014

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What makes a real difference in reaching your potential is an ability to be a smart learner. See what smart learners do differently and what they can teach us.

Mark Taylor‘s insight:

These are some useful characteristics of what differentiates smart learners. One of them, hanging around other smart people, is what a Vistage group is all about. The other, is to always be learning.

See on www.lifehack.org


The Neuroscience Of Effective Leadership

January 26, 2014

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Sometimes, our smarts get in the way of decision making. Add a deluge of big data and it’s a wonder everyone isn’t a waffler. So when you’re wading through the pros and cons, it may help to flip a coin.

Mark Taylor‘s insight:

This is a fascinating way to examine what your gut is telling you. I recommend all leaders read this article on what science tells us about leadership.

See on www.fastcompany.com


The Role of Leaders in Helping Others Find Meaning at Work

January 22, 2014

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“Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.” – Viktor E. Frankl

Mark Taylor‘s insight:

As leaders, our employees will follow when we have a noble cause–something beyond just making money. This article differentiates a few ways you can do that:

1. The work has an important impact on the well-being of human beings

2. The work is associated with an important virtue or personal value

3. The work has an impact that extends beyond the immediate time frame or creates a ripple effect

4. The work builds supportive relationships or a sense of community in people

 


13 data milestones for 2013

January 19, 2014

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In the course of conducting public opinion surveys and demographic analyses, the Pew Research Center found a wide range of data milestones, breakthroughs, peaks and valleys in 2013.

Mark Taylor‘s insight:

How will these milestones affect your business?

See on www.pewresearch.org


The 7 Values That Drive IDEO

January 16, 2014

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Clients often ask me how we built IDEO’s creative culture. For 20 years, I did a lot of hand-waving and gave vague answers. Then, about a year ago, we decided we really should put our values in

Mark Taylor‘s insight:

Love this!

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