I was having brunch with a new acquaintance I had just met, and after it was over, I knew this encounter is very likely to develop into a fulfilling friendship. Despite having over 700+ friends on Facebook, I can say that in reality I have only a handful of friends that I’m truly close with. What my close social network lacks in numbers, it more than makes up for in reliability, and comprises of people I can truly rely on for almost anything. Continue reading How to build powerful social networks
There have been countless books written on the topic of leadership and I’m sure there will be more written in the future. Leadership is an important quality that people focus on because we need people who are brave, who can make decisions, who can lead us towards achieving our objectives.
However, in recent years, extreme interpretations of these qualities have led to a wave of narcissism. Leaders who are overpraised, act entitled and privileged are now coming under fire. People can intuitively sense that though these people may have strong personalities and have some capacity to lead, they aren’t truly great leaders. Continue reading How to lead so people want to follow
Every year, around December, with the New Year just around the corner, we set goals and optimistically look forward to a new year. A clean slate. A new year. A new you.
Take a step back and reflect on 2016:
- What goals did you set?
- What progress did you make towards accomplishing them?
- What went well?
- What could have been improved?
As a Salesforce consultant at Traction On Demand, the largest pure-play Salesforce Implementation firm in Canada, I’ve had the privilege of guiding some amazing software projects from start to finish. As with any complex implementation of software, one of the areas that contributes towards project success is the effectiveness of the training.
SHAWN ACHOR’S 7 PRINCIPLES OF POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY THAT FUEL SUCCESS & PERFORMANCE AT WORK
“Our most commonly held formula for success is broken. Conventional wisdom holds that if we work hard we will be more successful, and if we are more successful, then we’ll be happy. If we can just find that great job, win that next promotion, lose those five pounds, happiness will follow. But recent discoveries in the field of positive psychology have shown that this formula is actually backward: Happiness fuels success, not the other way around.” -Shawn Achor, CEO of GoodThinkInc. Continue reading Shawn Achors 7 Principles of Positive Psychology
It’s well known that good communication is the foundation of any successful relationship, whether it’s professional or personal. However, as important as the words you use, the body language you choose to express yourself silently screams louder. Thus it’s important to understand and use non-verbal communication effectively to express what you really mean and build better relationships. Continue reading Communicate effectively using non-verbal communication
Have you ever been so immersed in doing a task you forgot to eat, and time seemed to fly by? Being consumed by a task in this manner is what is referred to as flow. Positive psychologist Mihály Csíkszentmihályi began researching this phenomenon after becoming fascinated by artists who got lost in their work. Artists, especially painters, were so captivated by their work they would disregard their need for food, water and even sleep. Continue reading Flow
Think of the most successful people you know. What did famous inventors like Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla and Leonardo Da Vinci have in common with successful people today? There are certain characteristics these people share that attributed to a major part of their success. In this article I’ll illustrate 7 of the most important skills one can develop that will withstand the test of time itself. Continue reading Timeless skills
Why do we sometimes feel a sense of disconnection when working certain things, and a sense of extreme fulfilment and connection when working on other things?
Recently, a friend of mine told me he was considering quitting a side project he had started with a few partners. He started the project with the best intentions; however it felt as though the team didn’t agree on many issues and there was a major disconnect between team members. It had also dawned upon him that they didn’t share similar values or even share the same vision! This made him feel uneasy and incongruent while working on the project, and led to his decision to leave the team. Continue reading Make better decisions easily