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I love being organized and I think my brain 'sees' everything in bullet points. My pearls are my personal bullet-point notes, that I started sharing with my friends. And soon, they wanted to share these with their friends and colleagues. Here are all bullet-point summaries of my readings for you to share away.
An introvert’s advice for networking
There are two particular things that most of us hate about having to network. One is its baldly transactional nature. “the unpleasant task of trading favors with strangers.” The other is that needing to do it feels like a vulnerability..
Use Gratitude to Counter Stress and Uncertainty
“Gratitude is an emotion that grounds us and is a great way to balance out the negative mindset that uncertainty engenders,” said Dr. Guy Winch, author of the book Emotional First Aid..
The 3 qualities of the most effective team players
Three simple virtues that make for a good team player. 1 Humility. Most of us know what humility is — it means not being arrogant or self-centered but putting others ahead of ourselves..
A 2×2 Matrix to Help You Prioritize the Skills to Learn Right Now
So much to learn, so little time! So there’s a significant pressure on us all to learn the right stuff. How do we identify what that is? One approach is to apply a time-utility analysis..
Stop Doing Low-Value Work
In the past, time management experts would recommend that you divide up your work into A tasks, B tasks, and C tasks. The concept was to do the A tasks first, then the B tasks, then the C tasks, when you can get to them. If priorities changed..
9 Ways to Say No to Busywork and Unrealistic Deadlines
The difference between living a life of peace and productivity versus a life of stress and resentment could lie in one simple skill: Learning how to say no. Saying no makes the difference between a packed schedule..
The Purpose Formula by Richard Leider, author of the book "The Power of Purpose". He calls it The Napkin Test as he says you can do this exercise on a piece of napkin. G+P+V=C Gifts + Passions + Values = Calling The critical question is “What makes..
What Efficient Mentorship Looks Like
While mentoring brings purpose and satisfaction, it can be draining. In the face of a pandemic with no end in sight, we must preserve our fuel supplies while we mentor others. It is possible to be a mentor in an efficient manner that benefits mentees..
The 6 Fundamental Skills Every Leader Should Practice
Our research and experience have shown us that the best way to develop proficiency in leadership is not just through reading books and going to training courses, but even more through real experience and continual practice..
High-Performing teams need psychological safety. Here’s how to create it
The brain processes a provocation by a boss, competitive coworker, or dismissive subordinate as a life-or-death threat. The amygdala, the alarm bell in the brain, ignites the..
Do you have any of these four bad habits as managers? Here’s how to change them
Do you have any of these 4 bad habits of managers? While positive behavior can help foster a culture of respect and trust, negative behavior can trickle down and make employees..
Six ways to take control of your Career Development, if your Company doesn’t care about it
We are now in the era of do-it-yourself career development. Companies less frequently offer formal training, a trend that has been around for years. This may be because employees..
Four behaviors that help leaders manage a Crisis
Avoid Analysis paralysis. Define priorities. Identify and communicate the three to five most important ones. Consider the following questions. What conflicts might arise among the priorities you have outlined? Between the urgent..
How to blow your own horn, without embarrassment or apology
Like it or not, self-promotion is one of the best tools for people to get ahead in the workplace. And it can be a particularly important way for women and people from underrepresented groups to make sure that their..
How to have difficult conversations when you don’t like Conflict
Avoiding or delaying a difficult conversation can hurt your relationships and create other negative outcomes. It may not feel natural at first, especially if you dread discord, but you can learn to dive into these tough talks..
Adaptive Leadership is a practical leadership framework that helps individuals and organizations adapt and thrive in challenging environments. During the time of crisis..
Your boss plays an important role in your career and you need to navigate this delicate relationship carefully. You need to understand your manager’s priorities and manage their expectations. To do that you need to know how they define..
How to say yes
As women leaders, we struggle with saying no and we often hear the preaching that “NO” is a full sentence. I also think we need to be creative while saying yes. Here are some nuggets from my recent reading..
How to get people to actually participate in Virtual Meetings
There are four broad reasons to hold a meeting: to influence others, to make decisions, to solve problems, or to strengthen relationships. Since all of these are active processes, passive passengers in a meeting rarely do quality work..
Resilience is about how you Recharge, not how you Endure
I am a Driver, a Workaholic, and I sleep very little. I kind of feel like a hypocrite even sharing these pearls. And then social factors don't favor us as much, I tell myself that women have to work extra hard to get..
Specific steps leaders can take to increase joy at work
Make the experience of joy an explicit corporate purpose. Strengthen your inclusion agenda to incorporate meaningful efforts toward ensuring all employees feel heard, recognized, and acknowledged..
Though humility is often associated with meekness, Intellectual humility is actually a courageous act because one has to overcome their reflexive ways of thinking—their ego, their fears to embrace intellectual humility..
How to persuade people to Change their Behavior
Directives aren’t particularly effective in driving sustained behavior change because we all like to feel as if we are in control of our choices. We avoid doing what they suggested because we don’t..
How to cultivate High Self Esteem
Many of us recognize the value of improving our feelings of self-worth. When our self-esteem is higher, we not only feel better about ourselves, we are more resilient as well, we are less vulnerable to anxiety..