The most powerful person in the room

fishThis is an interesting post by BBC columnist Lucy P. Marcus! I believe it is a thoughtful, (and right on target), picture of what true power really is.

How would you answer this question, and why?

The most powerful person in the room | LinkedIn.

Why Leaders Don’t Brag About Successfully Managing Stress – James R. Bailey – Harvard Business Review

This is a provocative article. (It starts out saying, “Imagine you are Mary Barra.”)
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Only 20% of senior leaders let those who work for them know about their efforts to manage stress. Why don’t more leaders share their stress management strategies?

Read on and let me know what you think.

Why Leaders Don’t Brag About Successfully Managing Stress – James R. Bailey – Harvard Business Review.

How Successful People Handle Toxic People | LinkedIn

Here’s a great article from Travis Bradberry, co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and president at TalentSmart:

How Successful People Handle Toxic People | LinkedIn.

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I would encourage saving it to refer to when needed, (and we all will need it sometime!)

In the Company of Givers and Takers – Harvard Business Review

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This is really interesting! How do you show up? How do the people in your organization show up?

In the Company of Givers and Takers – Harvard Business Review.

Adapt to a New Culture – but Don’t Go Too Far – Harvard Business Review

Here’s a very interesting article from Andy Molinsky at HBR about adapting to a new organizational culture. It relates well to both the bigger cultural issues, like differences in global, ethnic and generational cultures, and also, to those more subtle and often unspoken facets of “who we are” and “how we do things” at any given workplace.

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This is very applicable to anyone who is new to an organization, or, a location.

Most importantly, I recommend to anyone new to a culture that they become a careful and astute observer, and to use what you learn thoughtfully and with integrity.

Adapt to a New Culture – but Don’t Go Too Far – Andy Molinsky – Harvard Business Review.

6 Eye-Opening Employee Engagement Statistics – TalentCulture

The numbers are rolling in, and it’s more an more clear that the positive effects of employee engagement are enormous, yet only 25% of CEOs report having an employee engagement plan in place.

What is your organization doing to capture the ROI of high employee engagement? I’d love to hear what’s working best for you.clapping

6 Eye-Opening Employee Engagement Statistics – TalentCulture.

Employees Who Feel Love Perform Better – Sigal Barsade , and Olivia Mandy O’Neill – Harvard Business Review

Here’s a very />interesting article from from Harvard Business Review on the effect of love in corporate culture. I’ve certainly experienced this, and hope you have too.

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Employees Who Feel Love Perform Better – Sigal Barsade , and Olivia Mandy O'Neill – Harvard Business Review.

How Emotionally Intelligent Are You? Heres How To Tell

Here’s a really nice synopsis by Daniel Goleman (the best known expert on emotional intelligence.) Take the quiz and figure out where you could put a little attention to ramp up your “EQ.”

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How Emotionally Intelligent Are You? Heres How To Tell.

Napping Tips: 7 Expert Strategies For Maximizing Your Naptime

Here’s the best guide I’ve ever seen about getting the best out of napping. It incorporates all the knowledge the sleep scientists have recently learned about how our brains work during sleep and how and when sleep is most restorative.

I always say, “Naps are wasted on the young.” Go ahead, indulge. Science says it’s good for your health and your productivity.

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Napping Tips: 7 Expert Strategies For Maximizing Your Naptime.

What Inspiring Leaders Do – Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman – Harvard Business Review

What do top executives want from their leaders? IBM recently asked this question of 1,700 CEOs in 64 countries. The three leadership traits that most mattered were the ability to focus intensely on customer needs, the ability to collaborate with colleagues — and the ability to inspire.s_91[1]

What Inspiring Leaders Do – Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman – Harvard Business Review.