Spend your time and energy with people who believe in you and are willing to offer constructive criticism, and avoid people who reveal themselves to be self-absorbed and conniving, writes LaRae Quy. "While we need different types of personalities in our life to bring out the best in us, only share your dreams and goals with people who value them as much as you do," she writes.
Effective leaders should focus on building the best culture, asking questions and then laying out the path to answering them, says Berlin School of Creative Leadership professor Paul Verdin. "It's a very different mindset, and it means we have to be comfortable from the top down, to live in uncertainty and to admit that 'we don't know,' "
CEOs often have the difficult task of being outwardly optimistic while worrying about the risk of failure, and it's normal for leaders to feel this dissonance, writes Ed Batista. "Stress and anxiety are undeniably uncomfortable feelings, and they can't simply be turned off," he writes.
When you disagree with a plan you're supposed to present, try to understand the parts you agree with, then learn something about yourself by figuring out what or why you disagree, David Grossman writes. "If there's nothing you agree with, you might need to reflect on your fit with that team and organization," he writes.
Robots will replace humans in many jobs, but artificial intelligence might be able to figure out what new jobs will be needed, writes Joe Greenwood of innovation hub MaRS Discovery District. "I believe the best results will come from providing a personalized strategy for each person going through retraining to help human workforces future-proof their careers," he argues.
MassMutual Life Insurance CEO Roger Crandall says that culture and a hands-off leadership style are reasons for the company's success. "So people knowing that I'm interested and care what they're doing on a granular level, but I'm not there to tell them, 'Write this code a different way,' or,
'Attack this market a different way,' "
People often claim their first memories are from age 2, but many of these early remembrances are most likely false, according to a study in Psychological Science. Even still, researchers said, such false memories can have a positive effect on people's development and well-being.
Four former Delta Air Lines employees who worked in the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport have filed a lawsuit against Delta, claiming they were fired in May 2017 for speaking Korean at work. The four say other workers who spoke non-English languages were not punished.
If you face the prospect of a major career change, it is important to remain positive and in control, writes Digital Kangaroos CEO Sania Gupta. Remember the habits that have brought you success in the past and stay true to your passions, she writes.
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