Thought Leadership

After living for seven years as a Jesuit seminarian, practicing vows of poverty, chastity and obedience to the Jesuit general in Rome, Chris Lowney was transformed into a corporate man as an investment banker at JP Morgan. Lowney’s years in business revealed that leadership challenges, especially how to recruit and mould leadership in your company’s teams, is a universal corporate challenge faced by all companies around the world and throughout time. He realised that the super smart, ambitious and strong willed recruits at JP Morgan didn’t always translate into long-term successes at the firm. Lowney noticed that many up-and-comers with raw talent and sheer ambition, either were terrified of making major decisions, or terrorised anyone who dared make a decision without them. Some were good at managing only numbers and not human beings and most were uncomfortable with change and taking personal risks.

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One of the greatest things about leadership is that we all bring something different to the table. If you were to read articles on good leadership qualities, you would usually see factors like integrity, effective communication and influence. These are all wonderful qualities of a leader, but I am going to share something I believe has made me stand out as a leader—putting my people ahead of myself.

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            Leadership: It's Not About You

Are you a leader or aspire to be one? Over the course of my career, Ive figured out that leadership isnt something that is bestowed upon you by your title or function; its something you earn by your actions, day [Read more...] The post Six Leadership Truths appeared first on Lindsey Pollak.

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            Six Leadership Truths

Understand the six key new skills and habits that future-focused leaders need to develop if theyre going to be successful in a world of exponential change. This one-hour webinar will present the results of TomorrowToday Globals research into these skills and habits, highlighting the importance of each and providing practical guidelines for how to develop […] The post The Future Focused Leadership...

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            The Future Focused Leadership Toolkit

Thousands of self-help books are published each year, promising the keys to happiness, transformation, and a meaningful life. But a 1946 memoir, set against a backdrop of one of human history’s cruelest and most horrific chapters, argues that the key to finding happiness begins with letting go of your pursuit of happiness.

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            This Man Faced Unimaginable Suffering, And Then Wrote The Definitive Book About Happiness

New Year’s Eve is a time to set goals: to eat better, to save more money, to work harder, to drink less. It’s Day 1 on the road to a “new you.” But this road, as we all know, is difficult to follow. Humans are notoriously bad at resisting temptation, especially (as research confirms) if we’re busy, tired or stressed. By Jan. 8, some 25 percent of resolutions have fallen by the wayside. And by the time the year ends, fewer than 10 percent have been fully kept.

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            The Only Way to Keep Your Resolutions

Convenience is the most underestimated and least understood force in the world today. As a driver of human decisions, it may not offer the illicit thrill of Freud’s unconscious sexual desires or the mathematical elegance of the economist’s incentives. Convenience is boring. But boring is not the same thing as trivial.

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            Tyranny of Convenience


Modern behavioral psychology has denied the existence of the human soul, believing instead that a person’s actions are key to understanding.

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New research shows that unhappy and stressed people are no more likely to succumb to ill-health or premature death than their cheerier counterparts

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            It's not your fault if you're unhappy – and it won't make you sick either

The young men and women of America's future elite work their laptops to the bone, rarely question authority, and happily accept their positions at the top of the heap as part of the natural order of life

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Which was a more important innovation? Indoor plumbing, jet air travel, or mobile phones

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            What Was the Greatest Era for Innovation? A Brief Guided Tour


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