3 Sure Ways Leaders Can Unleash Their People’s Success

Potential. It’s easy to spot in others, but hard to see in ourselves. It’s something we all have, but not all of us achieve. It’s a concept that, when harnessed, yields tangible results. For this reason, many leaders have made hiring decisions based on potential alone. But, according to a survey by the Talent Strategy …

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The 5 ways founding a startup prepared me for the pandemic

Today’s ups and downs are bigger, but the curving shape—peaks of hope, followed by valleys of despair—is familiar to anyone who has worked at a startup or participated in any bold venture, where one day’s breakthrough seems almost destined to be followed by a demoralizing setback. Startup founders and leaders of big new projects must …

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4 Types of Toxic Workplace Cultures

Abusive – as I mentioned, the abusive boss or co-worker is the prototypical scenario when people think of toxic work cultures. Employees may be verbally berated which damages their self-esteem. Or perhaps they are publicly (or privately) ridiculed which reduces their ability to function effectively with teammates. Not least, physical or sexual harassment, while illegal, …

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2 Things You Need to Know: How to Hack Motivation With Avoidance and Approach Goals

Motivation is a sneaky beast. It can hide in plain sight, and it can express itself when we least expect it. Motivation (and its frequent companion inspiration) can often elude us for days, weeks or years, only to jump out at in an instant with such force that we drop everything in order to capture …

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How Lazy People Can Actualize Their Self-Improvement Endeavours

Content may contain affiliate or sponsored content. Read disclosure here. When someone actualizes their self-improvement endeavours, it means that they fulfilled their highest potential. Overcoming laziness can be hard but that doesn’t mean that it’s impossible. The main reason why lazy people do not do the things that need to be done is that they …

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Goal-Setting Strategies for Scientific and Career Success

This is the 10th article* in a series designed to help you create an Individual Development Plan (IDP) using myIDP, a new Web-based career-planning tool created to help graduate students and postdocs in the sciences define and pursue their career goals. To learn more about myIDP and begin the career-planning process, please visit: http://myIDP.sciencecareers.org. Link: …

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