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Archive from December 2014

Can introverted people be good leaders?

This humorous short video outlines how being an introvert does not necessarily imply in being a poor leader.


The dangers of being a perfectionist

Perfectionism is a desire thst people tend to have towards obtaining a result as close as possible to that which they perceive as perfect in whatever activity they do. This can at times result in certain “traps” which can cause the person to go around in circles and even feel frustrated.


There are three simples ways to avoid these “traps”:

1. Change your perspective.

2. Narrow your focus.

3. Don’t confuse perfection with excellence.


However, in order to put these steps into practice, it is important to first become aware that your degree of perfectionism is being harmful to your work and could be hindering your progress.

1. Remind yourself that no one and nothing can be 100% dependable.

2. Aim for average. Under-promise and over-deliver (but not too much).

3. Don’t get tripped up by your tendency to think in terms of extremes. Instead of Either / Or as a way to analyze everything – find the And in the middle.

4. Try to be conscious of the fact that your guarded behavior is likely to cause the very rejection, isolation and unloved feelings you fear.

5. It takes determination and patience to become less guarded. Avoid Worry, Rumination and Doubt.

6. Use “Thought Stopping” – When you recognize the negative thoughts, think of how it makes you feel – painful, anxious, angry or uncomfortable, not relief or satisfaction, distracting you from more positive, constructive thoughts. Pull on a rubber band on your wrist and say “STOP” aloud. Inhale deeply, and relax. Wait 15 seconds and repeat, “Worrying won’t help”. Do this until you move to something more productive.


Source: Executivecoachingconcepts.com

10 ways to motivate your employees

This animated video shows us ten simple ways in which we can help employees to feel more motivated.

Thins such as listening to their needs, helping them balance their personal and professional life and recognizing their performance can go a long way!

Manager of the past and of the future

The conception of what a manager is has changed over time.

This graph shows the contrast between what managers were and what they should be in today’s world.


Some key points can be easily observed from this infograph:

  • Managers need to be more than someone who simply delegates and commands. They also need to be leaders!
  • Managers must also be able to see ahead of their time. They should be visionary and know what to expect with future changes.
  • They should challenge the traditionally established beliefs within their work environment in order to cause the necessary change and impact.

Source:  medium.com