My favourite management whiz, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, has identified five self-defeating behavious that may ultimately ruin people's careers and damage companies. Check them out on: http://blogs.hbr.org/kanter/2012/11/five-self-defeating-behaviors.html?cm_mmc=email-_-newsletter-_-weekly_hotlist-_-hotlist112612&referral=00202&utm_source=newsletter_weekly_hotlist&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=hotlist112612
Month: November 2012
The Kiwi Sisters’ Camino de Santiago is much more than a simple travel narrative: it’s an inspiring reflection on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
Sue Dwan talks about an experience many people will never have – walking the 800 km Camino de Santiago pilgrimage trail across northern Spain .
Despite having very little knowledge of the local language and customs, Sue and her sister Catherine set off every day into an unpredictable landscape that exists far beyond their comfort zones.
If you've ever felt yourself going around in circles trying to make major decisions over a career change, a job offer, a business proposition or something equally major, know that the circles may be caused by the conflict between what your ‘head' is telling you to do and what your ‘heart' is saying to you. Martha Beck's book, ‘Finding Your Own North Star (2001)' is a great resource to help us understand the conflict created by the head and the heart.
Susan Cain, the author of 'The Power of Introverts', has an illuminating presentation on TedTalks and in it, she posits that while 1/3rd or nearly half of population is introverted, most workplaces and schools are geared for extroverts i.e. high stimulus environments, noisy shared work spaces, group/team work activities etc. To understand the power of introverts see: http://www.ted.com/talks/susan_cain_the_power_of_introverts.html