Grant Halvorson, associate director of the Motivation Science Center at the Columbia University Business School, notes that everyone who is a professional in today’s workplace experiences bouts of extreme stress. So, it’s not whether you are going to experience stress but what you are going to do about it. His Harvard Business
Anna Mar, engagement manager and senior writer at simplacable.com posits that open positions in your organization are precursors to contests. This piece was suggested by Bill Allison, an ITLP alum who is Director, Campus Technology Services at the University of California, Berkeley. Bill noted that the short piece is valuable even when the leadership contest isn’t bitter and isn’t a contest.
In Warren Berger’s Harvard Business Review blogs essay, he writes that his work has led him to conclude that the three words “how might we …” unlock our creative juices. He notes that too often our language with phrases like “How can we do this?” and “How should we do that?” imply judgment: Can we really do it? Should we?
Paul Hammerness and Margaret Moore, authors of Organize Your Life, Organize Your Mind point to three ways to improve our focus. Hammerness is assistant professor of psychiarity at the Harvard Medical School and Moore is founder and CEO of the Wellcoaches Corporation and co-director of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital. Their original essay appeared on the Harvard Business Review blog.