Tag: Being Your Best

How Your Strengths Can Sometimes Become Weaknesses

Posted on May 7, 2019

This article points out the key ways to use strengths, and how we often  overuse key strengths.  A study is cited on how often managers can overuse signature strength or, as Melinda Gates is quoted as saying:  "Often our greatest weaknesses are the other side our strengths." Thank you! Rosemarie From The New York Times: How Your Strengths Can Sometimes Become Weaknesses Instead of striving to use your strengths more often, aim to use them ...

Growing Better Leaders: 5 Developmental Stages

Posted on February 19, 2019

  Like all maturing adults, leaders progress through sequential developmental levels. At the higher stages, they become more successful. With increased effectiveness, there’s a 38% probability of seeing higher business performance, according to one study. The increasingly complex and chaotic marketplace poses an urgent need to grow better leaders. Leaders remain confused, however, about how to strengthen their competencies. Rather than focusing on training, skills and knowledge, developmental-stage theory involves expanding one’s “forms of mind,” ...

This Is How To Create Happy Memories That Will Last A Lifetime: 3 Secrets From Research

Posted on November 12, 2017

It's fascinating what causes people to remember certain experiences, activities, and times in their lives.  Yet, most of the time we wonder what we did last week that was meaningful or, how fast time is going by and ... what is there to show for it?  This article describes the research behind what makes certain events memorable and how to create more of them to savor and enjoy the life we have.  Here are some ...

An Evening Ritual That Will Make You Happier

Posted on February 14, 2016

The world as we know it today is complicated, busy, stimulating and filled with "breaking news."  How to calm the brain and body and get a good nights rest?  After all, we are learning through mind/body research how important a good nights sleep is to our days of fulfilling work.  Good news: social scientists have discovered some ways to train our brains to power down at night and look forward to the new day tomorrow.  This ...

How to Find Happiness…3 Secrets From Research

Posted on July 1, 2015

Every wondered "What is the best version of myself?"  The answer to this is embedded in this article which outline recent research on ways to make your life happier - or ways to infuse more positive emotion into your life...and enjoy it.  Caveat: like much of life, this involves attention, monitoring and practicing new ways of doing things.

The Five Paths To Being The Best At Anything

Posted on December 29, 2013

This brief article gives a great review of the research that leads to these findings: 1. Always work hard to improve. 2. When choosing tasks and strategies, consider your natural gifts. 3. Pick a great team and get familiar with them. 4. Within reason, always help others. Read it and learn some insights and strategies from the best and the brightest.