Rejection hurts, but it also hurts the rejector

What's your rejection story? Being left out of a work meeting? Not getting that promotion you applied for? Being dumped? Not being invited to lunch with friends and finding out everyone else was there? Being snubbed by strangers? Being unfriended on Facebook? Having family not include you? Your business idea was ridiculed? Your services were … Continue reading Rejection hurts, but it also hurts the rejector

According to science, you should never argue with anyone in writing

Did you know that we respond very differently to what people write than to what they say, even if those things are exactly the same? That's the result of a fascinating new experiment by UC Berkeley and University of Chicago researchers. This research shows HOW we interact makes a huge difference. It's best not to … Continue reading According to science, you should never argue with anyone in writing

As AI makes more decisions, the nature of leadership will change

The fourth industrial revolution is here. Are you ready? If we see our intelligence as one of our greatest strengths, especially at work, and artificial intelligence (AI) replaces that, then how will we remain relevant? For some this is scary; it should be if you're stuck in the rut of valuing your subject matter expertise … Continue reading As AI makes more decisions, the nature of leadership will change

Get comfortable with being uncomfortable… then speak out

Watch #LuvvieAjayi - a professional troublemaker - show others how to overcome their fears. Fear is the gatekeeper of the status quo. Is there something happening in your world that you don't think is right?  If yes, realise this: Your silence serves no-one.   Speaking truth to power shouldn't feel sacrificial, but it does. Do it … Continue reading Get comfortable with being uncomfortable… then speak out

Learning and Development Are Interdependent, But They’re Not the Same Thing

In my experience, too many learning and development professionals are still ignoring the implications of neuroscience and adult psychological development when going about their work of developing leaders.  This isn't to say they don't have the best intentions at heart. It just means they stick to what they know, to what has always been done, … Continue reading Learning and Development Are Interdependent, But They’re Not the Same Thing