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It may sound depressing to take time to think about how things didn't go very well for you in the last month, quarter, or year, but John Caddell explains over at the blog The 99 Percent that one of the best motivators to eliminate careless mistakes and embrace a productivity system that works for you is to stop and think about those errors you made that you know shouldn't have slipped past you.
The business press loves to create mythic heroes of industry and we love it, too. To a point.
As much as we love a business visionary like, say, Steve Jobs--and we love him to pieces--we are not Steve Jobs, and never could be. Nor should we. All leaders have their own unique talents, which they will use in different ways to bring out the best in themselves and others. Here are 5 ways to discover your own strongest qualities and put them to work in business and in life.
We aim to please, and so saying "no" to a request can be a hard thing to do. We don't like to introduce negativity into the conversation, cause a possible confrontation, or have someone think less of us because we don't agree. That said, it's often important to turn things down. We can't do it all. Here's how you can say no to just about anything without being an asshole.
It's probably no surprise that human speakers with a deeper voice are typically seen as more powerful, but a new study in Social Psychological and Personality Science suggests lowering your pitch also increases how you perceive yourself and makes you feel more powerful.
Keeping connections fresh is entirely about giving. You are giving someone attention, and you are not asking for anything. It is a pleasant contact for them. And it makes a huge difference. If someone hears from you, even once a year in an email when you don’t need anything, then when you ultimately do need something, it is very comfortable for both parties. But if you haven’t connected with them at all in five years and suddenly, out of nowhere, ask them for something, it becomes very uncomfortable for you and potentially annoying or easy to ignore for them. You may recognize this situation from having been on one or both sides of the exchange.
If you have kept the connection fresh and updated, not only will it be much more natural and comfortable when you need to reach out, but the other party will be much more inclined to actually help you!