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Updated empathy map – understanding what people are thinking and feeling

Over the life time of this blog, one post has received far more hits (by some margin) than any other – Empathy Maps Time and time again those who find this website from a search engine have been searching for more information on empathy maps.  In case you haven’t come across this term before, XPLANE, the designers, […]

24 Easy Ways to Empower Everyone Around You

Here are simple habits that will help create a culture of empowerment. Source: 24 Easy Ways to Empower Everyone Around You

How to attract and retain great people – DREAMS

Attracting and retaining great people is not easy at the best of times, let alone when the pay is not great or even non-existent.  Here are some great pointers from Goffee and Jones, via Mindtools: Difference – Attract and encourage differences Radical honesty – Be radically honest Extra value – Add extra value to people’s […]

The Secret to Success: Authentic Grit – Happify Daily

How can we reach a new level of resilience? Here’s everything you need to know about authentic grit—who has it, why it matters, and how to get it. Source: The Secret to Success: Authentic Grit – Happify Daily

How Successful People Work Less and Get More Done

Shifting gears on the weekend to relaxing and rejuvenating activities is essential for any successful entrepreneur. Source: How Successful People Work Less and Get More Done     1. They Disconnect 2. They Minimize Chores 3. They Reflect 4. They Exercise 5. They Pursue a Passion 6. They Spend Quality Time with Family 7. They […]

Bill Gates Says These 5 Traits Guarantee Success | Inc.com

When the world’s richest man offers career advice, it’s smart to listen. Source: Bill Gates Says These 5 Traits Guarantee Success | Inc.com 1. Knowing how to say no. 2. Welcoming criticism. 3. Optimism. 4. Being willing to fail. 5. The ability to focus on a goal and keep progressing towards it

7 things you can do to build psychological strength | Seth Kahan | LinkedIn

To succeed in a turbulent environment you need a robust psychology. This is where many fall short. They clutch when they could reach. When faced with calamity they set their sights on survival rather than leadership. Rather than going for real opportunity they set their sights low. If the game changes and you don’t, it’s […]

Emotional Intelligence – Developing strong ‘people skills’ | MindTools.com

Find out what emotional intelligence is, and learn how you can develop yours. Source: Emotional Intelligence – Develop your soft skills at MindTools.com Self-awareness Self-regulation Motivation Empathy Social skills

The 4 Types of Mentors You Need in Your Life to Succeed | Inc.com

Meet the 4 C’s–different types of people who make up a personal board of directors. Without them, you’ll have a much harder time achieving success. Source: The 4 Types of Mentors You Need in Your Life to Succeed | Inc.com Coach Connector Cheerleader Challenger

Top 3 Reasons NOT to WANT to Be a Leader | Luis E. Romero | LinkedIn

Source: Top 3 Reasons NOT to WANT to Be a Leader | Luis E. Romero | LinkedIn Just to be a leader – not because there is a passion for the cause To get fame and recognition – not the mission matters To further your own ambition – not because you want to serve others

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