A single arrow is easily broken, but not ten in a bundle.
- Japanese proverb
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David Schnurman, a passionate entrepreneur, in his post on Business Insider writes that if you have the right mindset and a positive attitude, there is no outside force that can stop you in your journey to success.
He suggests five resources to help you along that journey:
1. Inspirational YouTube Videos.
2. The Success Principles, by Jack Canfield.
3. The Secret, by Rhonda Byrne.
4. Regular Journaling.
5. Listen to Tony Robbins
Read full article at: http://goo.gl/CL75T
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The theme of Diplocalendar 2013 was inspired by Mark Twain’s quotation that: “The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them”.
Diplomats, like many other professionals, must read, understand, synthesise and make sense of newspapers, magazines, emails, official reports and so many other things related to their daily work. But there is so much else to read both for pleasure and to deepen our knowledge.
There is no specific selected book for the month of December, but a list of suggested readings for 2014. Consider them as our … Christmas present.
People usually take IQ as an infallible benchmark to judge individuals’ smartness. Well, in 1990, the concept of “Emotional Quotient – EQ” was firstly introduced unveiling a new world about interpersonal skills and their importance. While IQ is hard to improve, enhancing our EQ is not only possible but fully recommended.
Here are 5 key points suggested by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic:
1. Your level of EQ is firm, but not rigid;
2. Good coaching programs do work;
3. But you can only improve if you get accurate feedback;
4. Some techniques (and coaches) are more competent than others;
5. Some people are more coachable than others.
Happiness is the only true measure of personal success.
Therefore, Geoffrey James, writer of the “Sales Source” column on Inc.com, provides us nine small changes that we can make to our daily routine that will immediately increase the amount of happiness in our life.
Read full article on: http://bit.ly/PN0hU5
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In his article “Empowering Leaders To Coach” Terry Klass states that leadership is essentially about cultivating the dreams of those around us. It is about helping individuals, creating a perfect path between them and providing the guidance and knowledge to set them free.
How leaders can empower themselves to coach and mentor others? What are some strategies and techniques to successful coaching? What does a culture of empowerment look like for everyone?
The ability to identify and understand another person’s feelings and challenges is the first step to empowering us to coach.
The second step in mentoring is asking how we can best support our coachee’s choices and challenges.
The third step in coaching others is remaining open-minded and non-judgmental- probably the most difficult of all.
Read the full article at: http://goo.gl/Z0xAC
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Many people now understand the role of personal hygiene in maintaining good health. Until the 19th Century this was not the case everywhere and life expectancy was considerably shorter due to contagious disease, plagues, contaminated food and water, etc.
While viruses and plagues continue to exist in real life, a similar situation arose in cyberspace in the form of malicious software.
The explosive growth in the adoption of electronic devices by the general population (computers in various forms, smartphones and tablets) is creating and environment where some measures of digital hygiene (such as maintaining strong passwords, carrying out backups, not becoming a victim to phishing, etc.) are needed to protect the devices and the data they contain as well as their owners.
Ed Gelbstein, in his last book published with Bookboon, describes in simple, non technical language a collection of good practices that can be considered as sensible good hygiene to adopt in cyberspace.
Negative feedback isn’t the issue. You are.
How you respond to correction, criticism, and negative feedback tells me who you are. It’s even more telling when it comes from someone of lower status.