5 Reads: Build Your Tribe, Learning Styles, Emotional Intelligence and More

Here are five reads that have me thinking…

To Take Charge of Your Career, Start by Building Your Tribe
Gianpiero Petriglieri. Harvard Business Review

Key Quote: “Leaders who lack a tribe might find it hard to lead, and those whose organizations have too many tribes might have trouble too. And yet we need those open communities, those peculiar tribes. Without them, it would be impossible to remember who we are and to imagine who we might become.” Read the rest here.

Why Do So Many Managers Forget They’re Human Beings?
Rasmus Hougaard, Jacqueline Carter and Vince Brewerton. Harvard Business Review

Key Quote: “As human beings, we are all driven by basic needs for meaning, happiness, human connectedness, and a desire to contribute positively to others. And leaders that truly understands these needs, and lead in a way that enables these intrinsic motivations, have the keys to enable strong loyalty, engagement and performance. As leaders, we must be humans before managers.” Read the rest here

How to Level the Playing Field for Introverts and Extroverts
Susan Cain. Quiet Revolution

Key Quote: “Structure debates so that members of a team have an opportunity to argue ‘pro’ or ‘con’ of any given issue or strategy in subteams. While an introvert may not feel comfortable soliciting support and loudly advocating a point of view, he or she might be comfortable participating in a discussion in a smaller team.” Read the rest here

“Another nail in the coffin for learning styles” – students did not benefit from studying according to their supposed learning style
Christian Jarrett. The British Psychological Society: Research Digest

Key Quote: “Their findings, they write – especially when considered in the context of past research – “provide strong evidence that instructors and students should not be promoting the concept of learning styles for studying and/or for teaching interventions. Thus, the adage of ‘I can’t learn subject X because I am a visual learner’ should be put to rest once and for all.” Read the rest here

Emotional intelligence test: 5 self-evaluation tools for leaders
Carla Rudder. The Enterprisers Project

Key Quote: “Whether you are just starting to develop your EQ, or you’ve been working on improving yours for some time, it’s helpful to know where you stand. Self-assessments can help you pinpoint which elements of emotional intelligence you’ve mastered and which elements you need to strengthen.” Read the rest here



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