Values

Think Fast: It’s About Charisma

Think Fast: It’s About Charisma

Posted by  | Management

We’ve all known them—those charismatic people who exude an effortlessly magnetic je ne sais quoi.  But what makes these often captivating people the way they are? Recent research led by William von Hipple at the University of Queensland and covered in a recent interview in the Harvard Business Review suggests that it may boil down to(...)

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Do You Inspire Yourself? Is that Even a Good Thing?

Do You Inspire Yourself? Is that Even a Good Thing?

Posted by  | Leadership

There can be a fine line between self-absorption and self-belief. And powerful people naturally tend to tread it. I was recently reminded of this after reading a study showing that powerful people report being more inspired by themselves than others. We can chalk this up to a number of positive attributes of successful people—such as(...)

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The Importance of Values (Or, It Happened One Night)

The Importance of Values (Or, It Happened One Night)

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As a manager and as a person—and now, as a blogger—I’m passionate about helping people in their careers and lives. So, in this new-to-me forum, I’ll share some of the ways that I strive to help myself and others improve in our organizations and communities. With any luck, I hope to reach new readers and(...)

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Teamwork: The Amplification Effect

Teamwork: The Amplification Effect

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I’ve written in this forum before about the three values I hold dear—respect, teamwork and innovation. Of these three, teamwork is where important things really start to get done. Our team in the Department of Marketing and Communications recently created a variety of content to commemorate the 125th anniversary of The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The(...)

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Innovation: The Power of Play

Innovation: The Power of Play

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As I’ve mentioned, the three values I hold dear are respect, teamwork and innovation. When we have respect for our colleagues, collaboration is far easier. But what about innovation? Some of the best innovations can happen while “playing.” When I say play, I don’t mean being frivolous about the work at hand. Rather, I mean tapping(...)

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