Welcome to a brand new work week!
Well, technically, I’m not working this week, which means I am doing a lot more reading than normal and have plenty of cool articles to share. Here are 5 that I found interesting:
Key quote: “With so much to gain, why don’t leaders have feedback conversations more often? Because not all leaders are comfortable with the responsibility. The fear of hurting people’s feelings and dealing with potential drama and retribution hold us back.” Read the rest here.
Key quote: “Running familiar routes, in other words, conjures our demons and gives us the tools we need to conquer them. It irons out the past, makes us see ourselves in a more positive light.” Read the rest here.
Key quote: “Extroverts start strong in team projects because they tend to work better with people, but because introverts are more concerned with what others think of them, they’re more likely to focus on the work and get it done so others won’t think ill of them.” Read the rest here.
Key quote: “The bottom line: even just putting your beloved gadget on the table significantly reduces feelings of intimacy and the other party’s estimation of your concern for what they’re saying.” Read the rest here.
Key quote: “The strange paradox is you actually have to use your mind to shut your mind up,” he said. But not by meditation or mantras. “You can’t shut it up by trying to shut it off. What you have to do is [ask yourself] ‘Why is this on my mind?” Read the rest here.
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