Posts Tagged "perform"

Microsoft’s CEO Just Gave Some Brilliant Career Advice. Here It Is in 1 Sentence

Posted on April 28th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

I’m a big fan of Microsoft’s Satya Nadella. Since taking over as CEO just three years ago, he’s used a combination of effective leadership and brilliant business moves to return the tech company to relevance.

In a recent interview with Business Insider, Nadella credits Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck’s best-selling book, Mindset, as the inspiration for the culture he’s trying to build at Microsoft.

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Don’t be a know-it-all. Be this instead.

Being A Geek: What It Really Means About You And 5 Ways To Leverage It

Posted on April 21st, 2017 by The Learning Factor

Geeks—the two of us might fit the profile. Yes we have tendencies to contemplate things that probably shouldn’t be contemplated. We question. We prod. We poke…at everything. And, we’ve been known to engage in long, seemingly meaningless conversations about random things like: “Is the love of curry a genetic disposition or a socially experiential acquisition?” Or, what is the real meaning of the word “of?” That’s a valid question, right? Or, is it just geeky?

Being geeky, according to research by Imgur, is actually cool in today’s world—especially among Millennials. In fact, 60% of the 83 million Millennials consider themselves geeks compared to just 38% of GenXers and Boomers. And, the study also shows that geeks are the trendsetters and influencers (84% of geeks say people look to them for advice while only 60% of non-geeks say they get asked for advice).

This is, of course, welcome news for all of us who happen to randomly know Peter Parker’s height and weight (yes, we’re referring to the fictional character who turns into Spiderman). But, more than that, it’s also welcome news for all of us who geek-out about our own work—passionately probing to innovate, improve, dissect, and lead others to the discovery of their best selves.

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Being a geek used to create images of social misfits, and less than attractive personalities. But, not anymore. Geeks have become the global trendsetters and influencers. It’s a welcome message for many of us because if you focus your inner-geek on 5 distinct areas, success isn’t too far behind.

‘I Hate Change’ And 4 More Mindsets That Can Get You Fired

Posted on April 19th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

Google is currently testing driverless cars in Arizona. The two of us had lunch one afternoon in Scottsdale and watched the noticeable cars (with their rooftop honing devices) pass by our restaurant. As the car passed we heard a gentleman at a nearby table say, “Not a chance I’d get in that car.”

As unnerving as driverless cars may seem, change can be hard for many people to accept. We often fear the worst — that music videos would be the end of radio, and tablets would eliminate traditional books. Just consider how many people find it concerning every time Apple changes its charging cord on the iPhone. Yes, it’s concerning. But, we adapt…because we have to.

Change, in all areas of life, can be daunting, and especially at work where our natural tendency is to find a groove that works for us. Still, the resistance to change can be dangerous — as the way we work, the when we work, and the things we work on are consistently in a state of flux.

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In a world with driverless cars, drone package delivery, and technology advancing like never before, it can feel like everything, especially our work, is changing. But, there are some things that actually never change—like the five mindsets that could inspire your boss to ask you to ‘take a hike.’

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