What to Do, When You Don’t Know What to Do →

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Jason Fox:

I find it more worrying for those who don’t manage to occasionally find themselves lost. They instead cling to the safety rails of life, never straying too far from convention. They ‘know’ what to do, because they haven’t genuinely considered any alternatives.

Not all those who wander are lost.

Via Viv McWaters.

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Why The Empathetic Leader Is the Best Leader →

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Lolly Daskall:

At the core leadership is ultimately about others. It means inspiring them to take actions beyond their capabilities, leading them in a direction that is compelling and inspiring. And empathy is the foundation of those actions.

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Please Unsubscribe →

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Chris Clark, for Enlivening Edge:

But it’s not enough to redesign the organization if you’re still committed to the underlying tenets that gave rise to its structure in the first place, a kind of logic suggesting the rearrangement of deckchairs on the Titanic, or apps on a Blackberry. Simply shuffling things around is not enough. We have to reconsider what organizations are, what they’re for, what’s possible within them. We have to learn how to be more human. And we need to hit “unsubscribe” on anything that keeps us from doing that.

Via Nancy White.

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What Great Listeners Actually Do →

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Thoughtful research and findings on what makes a good listener.

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The End of Reflection →

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Teddy Wayne, writing for The New York Times:

A few neuroscientific studies reveal the extent to which we are dependent on our electronic devices and suggest how, in doing so, we may be impairing our reflective abilities.

Guilty as charged. The irony of posting a link to this, after reading it on my smart phone, is not lost on me.

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