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JULY 2017

JULY 2017


What to do when you feel like a fraud at work

If we truly believe we are incompetent, it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Being overly critical with ourselves and achingly perfectionistic is more self-destructive than constructive. In extreme cases, this is known as ' the imposter syndrome', which is at the opposite spectrum of narcissism. 

To Build Your Resilience, Ask Yourself Two Simple Questions

Is it possible what we are about to label a bad thing today could, at some point in the future, turn out to have been a good thing? Reframing perspectives this way changes our approach to situations we are so ready to deem negative and helps cultivate resilience in the long run.

3 Ways Overthinking Hurts More Than It Helps

Most of us are guilty at some point for overthinking. Suppressing the constant barrage of thoughts may not be easy for some, but being aware of excessive thinking is the first step to reducing this mental toll.

Why It’s So Hard to Admit You’re Wrong

There is nothing comfortable about admitting our wrongdoings and part of this unsettling feeling comes from the need to be consistent with the self. That's why owning up for mistakes shows strength of character rather than weakness.

Mind Changing Can Be Risky

Leaders who change their minds too frequently risk compromising their credibility and could be seen as less reliable. In fact, using moral arguments as a basis then switching that position later could be more treacherous to one's reputation.

Why you can’t think of that word on the tip of your tongue

Translating abstract thoughts into words is a complex process, which is why the tip-of-the-tongue state could happen to anyone. One way to get around this is to strengthen neural pathways in our brains by actively recalling the word.

When One Person’s High Performance Creates Resentment in Your Team

When high performers are treated differently in the organisation, opportunities for social comparison will inevitably increase. Thus, addressing peer concerns, having top-down communication, and setting up star performers as mentors should all be part of the talent management process to ensure a collaborative working environment.

Fire Your Chief Happiness Officer

Happiness does not equal engagement, and neither does it translate to productivity. If what employers truly care about is performance and organizational effectiveness, an employee’s happiness does little in contributing to any of these goals. After all, the true source of happiness probably comes from within.

7 avoidable mistakes leaders make all the time

It is inevitable that we all make mistakes due to our biases and tendencies. However, having strategic self-awareness can help us steer away from making the same mistakes.

In the AI Age, “Being Smart” Will Mean Something Completely Different

AI may have displaced several jobs, but the prospects of computers replacing higher-order, innovative thinking and emotional engagement seems unlikely in the near term. “Being smart” in this sense will help us add value in a world of smart technology and digitally connected workforce.

Are Leadership Development Programs Worth It?

Effective leadership development programs should be thought of in these areas: context, capabilities and personal factors. When done correctly, development programs can create a strong leadership pipeline, which in turn translates to better bottom line.

Expert discusses the common misconceptions about obsessive compulsive disorder

The term “OCD” tends to be used lightly on individuals who are highly perfectionistic, organized and orderly, but Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder is probably a more appropriate term to describe them. OCD usually carries more fear, anxiety and intrusive thoughts.