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HBR – Practice Self-Compassion During a Work Crunch

Wise words from HBR - we all need to cut ourselves some slack sometimes; especially the Specialist-Generalist... The very nature of the job means things come at you from all sides and nobody's perfect. Practice Self-Compassion During a Work Crunch When work is intense, it’s easy to beat yourself up for letting things slip at … Continue reading HBR – Practice Self-Compassion During a Work Crunch

The ‘why’ and ‘how’ of Emotional Intelligence

With thanks to Eric Barker, everyone benefits from a Specialist-Generalist working on their 'emotional intelligence'. So what is it really? It's a concept that John Mayer of the University of New Hampshire and Yale professor Peter Salovey came up with in the early 90's that was subsequently studied and popularized by Daniel Goleman. Here's Mayer's definition. From … Continue reading The ‘why’ and ‘how’ of Emotional Intelligence

Drivers

By John WorneAs an excellent former colleague of mine pointed out this week, where a team is difficult to get aligned: "If you know what drives people you can address their concerns and get to trust and then motivation."She points out there are seven DRIVERS: D - direction, what's our purpose?R - relative position or … Continue reading Drivers

HBR – Find Purpose in Even Your Most Mundane Tasks at Work

The definition of the Specialist-Generalist is turning your hand to many things - but always remembering the purpose. Some days that's easier than others though. As Valerie Keller and Caroline Webb put it on HBR.org: "How are we supposed to feel a higher sense of purpose amid the daily scrum, as we wade through tedious … Continue reading HBR – Find Purpose in Even Your Most Mundane Tasks at Work