Organizational stupidity: why you lose your critical thinking skills

Organizational stupidity can translate into a dangerous sense of futility that prompts even the brightest employees to abandon objectivity and silently accept absurd tasks. Organizational stupidity is a common hazard in many companies but — paradoxically enough — it can prove useful to maintaining a certain degree of cohesion. How can we explain the upsurge…

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Putting a bit of agility into performance evaluations

Between now and the end of the year, 75% of European employees will have undergone an evaluation interview. And yet, if there is one thing on which everyone can agree, management and staff alike, it is that these annual reviews are often painful, even useless. Why, then, do we repeat them year after year? Arguably…

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How pride strengthens your leadership: motivation, efficiency, and influence

“Vanity is wanting to appear as though you are something; ambition is wanting to be something; self-regard is believing you are something; and pride is knowing what you are worth” — these words, attributed to the Polish statesman Edward Raczynski, reflect the ambiguity that persists around the concept of pride. Often confused with arrogance or…

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Can negative emotions like fear, anger, and sadness be useful at work?

The workplace is almost always an emotional minefield. If you are like most people, a typical day at the office raises all kinds of challenging, involuntary thoughts and feelings. The question is: do you have the “emotional agility” to put your inner turmoil to good use, or do you just run from it? “Given a…

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Build your emotional agility at work

What are your biggest emotional mine fields at work? Consider what may be holding you back from navigating your job with greater emotional agility. 1/ GUARD AGAINST THE FOUR MOST-COMMON MENTAL HOOKS To make life easier, everyone puts people, things, and experiences into quick and simple mental categories. Too often, however, our heuristics become hooks…

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Emotional agility

The workplace is almost always an emotional minefield. If you are like most people, a typical day at the office raises all kinds of challenging, involuntary thoughts and feelings. The question is: do you have the “emotional agility” to put your inner turmoil to good use, or do you just run from it? How do…

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Managing your mental resources: an essential skill for any leader

  Future leaders must demonstrate a wide range of skills, from insight and creativity to the ability to cooperate and communicate. Meanwhile, leaders can only deploy these competencies if they are first capable of managing their own — and their employees’ — mental energy.           Special contribution from: Jean-Christophe Beau and…

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What kind of leader are you?
Find out by taking our quizzes!

Is your team united? Are you ready to make decisions under pressure? Do you lack simplicity? Here are some examples of questions about your leadership, which you might not have considered or to which you might already be searching the answers.   Each of our quizzes, based on our observations and those of other experts,…

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The power of grit at ThunderCat Technology

Veteran and CEO Tom Deierlein attributes his own successes in life and the successes of his company to one thing: grit. Never one to back down from a challenge, Tom explains how he encourages this trait in his teams.   Tom Deierlein has accomplished what many would consider extraordinary feats. He is a graduate of…

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Reconcile performance and composure with My Mental Training Pro®

First multilingual library of audio and video micro-exercises (5-10 min) mental training, visualization and guided meditation, designed for businesses, My Mental Training Pro® helps you make better use of your cognitive and emotional resources to meet the growing demands of the working world, while preserving your individuality. The app gathered renowned specialists from several disciplines…

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