Emotional Connectedness In The Workplace with Louis Carter and Design The Life You Love with Ayse Birsel

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Emotional Connectedness In The Workplace with Louis Carter and Design The Life You Love with Ayse Birsel

There’s a myriad of reasons why people come together and why they want to stay together and perform even more. Most times, it all comes down to one common denominator called respect. However, Louis Carter says it’s deeper than that. It gets into the concept called psychological safety. Louis is the CEO and founder of Best Practice Institute and the author of several books on best practices, leadership, and management. He says when people have that feeling of emotional connectedness inside of groups, there’s less mistakes, there’s higher performance, and the group begins to stick together a lot longer.

 

During the economic crash in 2008, Ayse Birsel suddenly found herself with a lot of time in her hands. She took it as an opportunity to map out and develop the Deconstruction: Reconstruction design process which they now use with all of their clients. Ayse talks about applying that to her life as well and coming up with the concept of her book, Design the Life You Love, a book and coursework that teaches how to create a meaningful life using design process and tools.

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It Wasn’t Curiosity That Killed the Cat

Lack of curiosity is holding people back from having a better job and fulling life. Having taught more than 1000 business courses, I have seen the same issue with thousands of students. The success of those who lack curiosity pales in comparison to those who embrace it. Over the last decade, I have researched the importance of curiosity to improve performance. I have also learned how successful individuals value and develop curiosity through interviewing hundreds of guests on my show. That has led to my interest in doing further research for my forthcoming book about curiosity.

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Managing Millennials Requires Understanding Their Values

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Millennials are one of the most misunderstood generations, which has led to frustration in the workplace.  With so many generations working together, it is not unusual that there would be some conflict. The biggest issues have revolved around the clash between Boomers and Millennials.  With varying views on political and leadership issues, as well as differences in the frequency at which they embrace technology, conflict management has become a top concern for many leaders.  Part of learning to manage this unique generation includes understanding and embracing their values. Continue reading “Managing Millennials Requires Understanding Their Values”