Joseph Lalonde, a leaders’ coach, explains there are 10 Things Happy Leaders Do Differently.
1. Exercise: Happy leaders know they need to take care of their bodies.
2. Care: Happy leaders care for their team.
3. Relax: Happy leaders know they need to take a break here and there.
4. Share: Happy leaders know they can’t keep everything to themselves.
5. Eat: Happy leaders know they need to eat. Eating can be a catalyst in getting to know others.
6. Teach: Happy leaders are also teachers.
7. Help: Happy leaders are always looking for the next person they can help.
8. Quiet: Happy leaders realize quiet times are a godsend.
9. Pass: Happy leaders are willing to pass on ideas that don’t align with their vision.
10. Laugh: Happy leaders are fond of laughing.
Read more: 10 Things Happy Leaders Do Differently.
In a world of complex threats, our security and leadership depends on all elements of our power – including strong and principled diplomacy.
Which of these 10 ideas can you fit into your daily routine?
- Be smarter about your online time.
- Write down what you learn.
- Make a ‘did’ list.
- Get out the Scrabble board.
- Have smart friends.
- Read a lot.
- Explain it to others.
- Do random new things.
- Learn a new language.
- Take some downtime.
From the article: 10 Small Things You Can Do Every Day to Get Smarter – Inc.com
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If you ever wonder why we’re in a crisis of leadership all you have to do is to watch and listen to those in positions of leadership. While there are clearly many aspects of leadership that must work together in harmony in order for leaders to be effective, everything breaks down when leaders don’t understand how to engage effectively.
Leadership is not a monologue, a speech, a lecture or a filibuster.
Leadership is not talking at or over people.
Leadership is not about the leader.
The best leaders are not interested in who is right, but what is right. They not only embrace dissenting opinions, but they seek them out at every opportunity. Real leaders are just as at ease when unlearning as they are when learning. And perhaps most importantly, they never pass up an opportunity discuss, converse, dialog, or debate. They know that their leadership is only as good as their ability to engage, listen, discern, and to act.
Following are eight ways to spot real leadership:
1-Not about the platform
2-The art of and not or
4-Not tone Deaf
5-Willing to take the hit
Read More: Mike Myatt on Forbes
The fear of public speaking is the most common fear and prevents many people from achieving their potential.
Imagine if you were comfortable speaking in public and took every opportunity presented, how would your life improve?
So why is the fear of public speaking great for you?
Five Reasons Why The Fear Of Public Speaking Is Great For You!
1. Be viewed as the leader
2. Increase Exposure
3. Gain Trust
4. Reduce Your Competition
5. Accomplish Something Great
Read more: Forbes
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How to create a mood with words. It’s not just about meaning. Or even body language.
A team of psychologists and phoneticists based in Germany has tested the effects that vowel sounds have on our moods. And it turns out that “I” sounds (“hi”) generate positive moods and “O” sounds (“oh-no”) generate negative ones. The implication is that you can create a positive mood by using a lot of the former sounds and a negative mood with a lot of the latter.
But the researchers kept going, and the further results are a bit more complicated. It turns out that the way we screw up our faces when we make “I” sounds or “O” sounds also creates the same positive and negative moods.
So whether or not you’re making any sound, your facial expressions help determine your moods, and your reaction to things. Of course, we think it’s the other way around, because we don’t like to imagine that our bodies are in charge of our thoughts, but that’s what the neuroscience shows.
The point is that you need to be sensitive to the sounds you’re making when you’re telling a story or relating some key points in your speech. Use I sounds if you want audiences to react positively, and O sounds if you want the reverse.
Read more: Forbes
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