A new study from researchers at INSEAD argues that self-employed workers in the U.K. have better mental health than their salaried peers, with gig workers found to drink less, have higher confidence levels and generally exhibit less signs of stress.
Executive presence isn’t something you can simply decide to have one day if you don’t have it already. It needs to be cultivated. But I don’t recommend focusing on whether you have it or not as that could come off contrived.
Leaders who acknowledge failure, look past it without trying to lay blame, and choose to learn from it gain a powerful relationship to failure. As Winston Churchill said, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
When you belong to a toxic team, you can almost feel it in the air the moment you step off the elevator and onto your floor. It’s immediately draining. Instead of starting the day with anticipation for the great work ahead, team members put on their coats of armor and enter survival mode.
Effective leadership requires hard work that’s often exhausting and repetitive. It can stretch your emotional and intellectual dexterity. Then there’s that part about needing to make tough decisions that are sure to upset some of the people you’re trying to lead.
Many companies resist the idea that employees should work from home. While this is a nineteenth-century idea, the argument can be made that if you have a tightly knit work team, then insisting everyone comes to the office can help drive efficiency.
No matter the words you use to describe it, having a desire to work in a place that will share and support your values isn’t going away. The challenge remains in figuring out how to test and evaluate a company’s often unspoken work-life beliefs during the interview process.
One of the key components of emotional intelligence (EQ), self-awareness is the ability to recognize one’s own emotions and accurately recognize how we are perceived by others. When it comes to building relationships with others and responding to stressful situations, employees with high self-awareness are much more effective and adaptable.
It’s often taken for granted that organizations need to identify and develop their talented employees, but a surprising percentage of them struggle to do so. In the case of executive-level talent, this failure has serious consequences.