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6 ways to break toxicity’s grip

October 22, 2021
Here is a basic roadmap of steps to take if you’re seeing signs that you’re running a toxic environment, before it turns from toxic to downright hostile.

How can a grumpy veteran lead a newbie?

October 13, 2021
Q: Sometimes I think I’m doomed as a leader because I listen to what far younger people are saying and I think, “You just don’t get it. You don’t have any life experience. Just wait 20 years and see if you still believe your nonsense.” Am I just a hopeless dinosaur?

For hotheads, establish ground rules

October 13, 2021
Q: I was ready to interview a potential CFO with excellent qualifications when one of his references mentioned that while he was terrific, he also had “a bit of a temper.” I figure that this means it’s actually a big one. How do I bring up my concerns in the interview?

Consider leading many ‘mini-lives’

October 13, 2021
Writer David Kadavy decided to reveal his dislike of travel in print. He describes how he’s made a habit out of living what he calls “mini-lives,” which he defines by spending a month or more in a different location from where you live and living a life that resembles your normal day-to-day.

‘Where lungs have breath, no limits can exist’

October 13, 2021
Max Calderan’s prowess for extreme exploration earns him a distinction with the likes of Sir Edmund Hillary and Neil Armstrong, and one may even reasonably argue that he’s exceeded them both. But unlike either, the 54-year-old Italian has never had the backing of expert Sherpas or government-funded agencies such as NASA, which makes his storied résumé even more legendary and mythical.

Let your anxiety serve a purpose

October 13, 2021
It’s stating the obvious to say that there’s still a lot of anxiety going around right now. As leaders, many of you are trying to keep your businesses healthy and take care of your employees and families. Since anxiety is a heightened state of alarm or awareness, there are some beneficial aspects to experiencing it.

Don’t be just a JOAT

October 13, 2021
The “Jack of all trades” moniker is not only cliché, but also reeks of mediocrity. Instead, the idea that someone has singularly devoted themselves to a particular endeavor—so as to be better at it than the majority of their similarly situated peers—carries more immediate and lasting appeal.

How to draw an impact map

October 13, 2021
We all want to lead lives of purpose. But how do you stop and take stock of where you are? Author Mike Steib has some concrete advice on where and how to start evaluating.

Surviving pandemic career changes

October 13, 2021
On a recent episode of the “Savvy Psychologist” podcast, Dr. Jade Wu talked to Rachel Cooke, founder of Lead Above Noise, who offers some realistic and compassionate advice for handling current career struggles and redefining what it means to be successful. These are a few of her tips.

You’ve thought about it… should you go back to school?

October 13, 2021
Even if you’ve been in a career for a long time, going back to school can be a wonderful experience. And according to a recent Forbes article, adult students are now the majority of degree seekers in the U.S.