Do you remember having a teacher that you loved? Did you work extra hard in her class and do better as a result?
Let’s flip it around. What if you were that teacher?
Influence is a powerful tool of collaborative leaders. If you are someone who is likeable and admired, your influence will be turbo charged.
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I am writing this post on Canadian Thanksgiving weekend.
Having written last week about the importance of energy as an increasingly valuable currency, it seems appropriate to consider gratitude this week as one source of that energy.
So much has been written about the power of gratitude that I have been reluctant to type these words. How can I possibly contribute to that conversation without sounding cheesy?
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I’ve been using a digital tool called Mentimeter in many of my facilitated workshops lately. One question format it offers is for participants to allocate 100 points across various possible priorities. Inevitably, people ask what currency those points represent. Are they money?
When we hear the word “currency” our first thought is money, right?
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Have you ever “ridden the curve?”
If you’ve been in a tough university class, you’ll know what I mean. It’s an expression that refers to benefiting from a bell curve that pulls up your grade in order for the course to attain the average the professor is expecting.
In my daughter’s current law school experience, that same curve is used not only to bring some grades up, but to push some down. Pretty annoying if you are at the right-hand side of that bell.
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It’s widely known in sales that people make purchasing decisions primarily emotionally, then justify them rationally after the fact. Jonathan Haidt highlights this pattern using his metaphor of a [small, weak] rational rider atop a [large, strong] intuitive elephant. The rider might like to think she’s in charge, but really…
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