Monthly Archives: July 2013

Lead with Engagement: Leadership Psychology Skill #2

In previous posts (here and here), I talk about three essential leadership skills and the psychology that leaders need to master. The second psychological skill requires engaging the mind and hearts of others. “When the best leader’s work is done, the people say, ‘We did it ourselves.’” ~ Chinese philosopher Lao-Tzu (604–531 B.C.), Tao Te […]
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Leadership Psychology Skill #1: Know Yourself Well

When it comes to leadership skills, a key driver of success is self-awareness. You have to know yourself well in order to influence others. This means a full understanding of your strengths as well as weaknesses. “Knowing yourself, and knowing the forces that affect the people who work for you, holds the key to being […]
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Mastering Leadership Psychology:
3 Essential Skills for Leaders

Mastering leadership psychology is crucial for your professional development. What got you here won’t get you there. Whether you’re starting out, changing jobs mid-career or completing your last decade of work, leadership success depends on how well you manage yourself and interact with others. While you don’t have to get a degree in psychology, learning […]
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The Leadership Brain: The Power of 4 Brain Networks

I’ve been writing about the brain and how leaders can become more aware and improve brain fitness. As we age, the brain changes but there are some ways we can slow down the deterioration process and protect our mental abilities (mental challenges, physical exercise, job, volunteer and hobby enrichment). The brain requires novelty, variety and […]
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How to Boost Your Brain Power at Work

What’s the best way to boost your brain power? Since there aren’t any magic smart pills and most of us expect to live longer than our predecessors, what can we do today to improve our brain power and protect our brains from decline as we age? I’ve been writing about brain fitness and I’m curious […]
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5 More Brain Activities Leaders Can Improve

I think we’ll be hearing more about how important brain fitness is for leaders. For one thing, we’re all getting older. And neuroscientists are now going beyond just mapping the areas of the brain involved in mental activities. They’re now providing clues to how we can train our brain to improve the functions so important […]
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Brain Fitness for Leaders: 4 Areas You Can Improve

Brain fitness is measured by three key areas of brain function: cognitive, emotional and executive (how you execute a plan). I think some of us still believe that we’re either born with a high IQ or not, and there’s little we can do to improve our cognitive fitness. But, as science is revealing, even with […]
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Brain Fitness for Leaders

How’s your brain fitness? Like it or not, the reality is we’re all getting older, and work isn’t getting any easier. If being asked to do more with less isn’t enough, advanced technology and a rapidly changing marketplace mean leaders must stay sharp to remain a competitive asset to  customers and bosses. How can you […]
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Reduce Rudeness: Give Feedback that Works

Don’t let outwardly positive communications mask rudeness. I see this when people try too hard to keep the peace instead of being forthright. I’ve been writing about incivility in work places, but occasionally, people go too far the other way. Positivity is misused when an overemphasis on political correctness means issues are brushed aside. In […]
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