Posts Tagged "Mentor"

To Be a Strong Leader, There Are 6 Things You Must Give Your People (Most Rarely Do)

Posted on June 9th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

The impact of work cultures on the bottom line is a hot business topic. More execs and HR leaders are connecting the dots on how an ecosystem of commonly held values, beliefs, and positive work behaviors drives engagement, innovation, and high performance.

Yet culture doesn’t just happen. It takes visionary, servant leadership at the top creating the environment for intrinsically motivated employees to release discretionary effort.

These are selfless leaders who shine the spotlight on others instead of themselves. They have one thing in mind: How do I empower my tribe to reach their potential? You’ll find that they are givers–in a personal, leadership, and organizational sense.

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The cream of leadership rises to the top when these things happen.

Feeling Stuck? Take Mark Zuckerberg’s Advice And Commit To A Purpose Bigger Than Yourself

Posted on May 31st, 2017 by The Learning Factor

Last week Mark Zuckerberg returned to Harvard, the college he ‘dropped out’ of to start Facebook, to deliver the commencement address. One might expect he’d have talked about leadership, innovation or risk taking. Perhaps even on the dangers of living life as though it were a Facebook feed. But no, he focused on purpose; urging Harvard’s bright young scholars to commit their lives to a purpose greater than themselves.

Purpose is that sense that we are part of something bigger than ourselves,” Zuckerberg said, “that we are needed, that we have something better ahead to work for. Purpose is what creates true happiness.”

Of course it’s easy to look at Zuckerberg, whose net wealth is estimated to exceed sixty billion dollars, and think “Easy for him to say.” However, there’s a growing body of research to back him up. Studies show that having a sense of purpose is an increasingly strong predictor of happiness and a powerful antidote to depression.  Research has found that ‘purpose driven’ people

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Mark Zuckerberg’s commencement address at Harvard urged graduates to find their purpose. Research shows that it is by committing to a purpose greater than our own status, significance and security that we can find true happiness.

This Is The Part Of Your Resume That Recruiters Look At First

Posted on May 29th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

If you want to land job interviews, your entire resume needs to be great, but only one part of it has to be really great. Think of it this way: recruiters and hiring managers are most likely to encounter your resume as an email attachment or a PDF you submit through a company’s online submission form, right? When they open the file, only the top half—at most—is going to fill their screen. That’s the part you need to lavish the most attention on. If you don’t give them a reason to scroll down and read more, it’s all over for you.

Here’s what it takes to make the best use of that high-value real estate.

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If you don’t have their attention in the first 10 lines, you probably never will.

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