Back in 2016, I coached an executive team at a startup in Los Angeles. After completing 360-degree reviews, the general consensus about the head of the sales department from the rest of the team was that they were “a bully,” “unrelenting in meetings,” and “the person [I] fear the most.” During a later meeting with the CEO, I recommended firing this person. The CEO yelled at me to never, ever say that again. Six months later, the CEO chose to fire this person based on continued issues regarding employee relations. During our next debrief, the CEO shared that they regretted not firing the head of sales sooner, given the damage that now required critical attention within the company’s culture. … [Read more...] about Exclusion and trauma are impacting the workforce. Here’s how to fix it and heal
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3. Distinguish gut from bias In some circumstances, your gut feelings could be a reflection of your bias, says Holland-Kornegay. “If you experience a spontaneous emotional reaction to a political issue, for instance, then your conclusion may come less from a deep involvement and understanding of the political process and more from what falls in line with your existing beliefs and those of your peers,” she says. “In this way, it’s important to distinguish when coming to a quick conclusion is attractive versus constructive.” … [Read more...] about 5 ways to get better at trusting your gut
How can we enable and equip our workforce to work remotely, or in environments that soothe and within hours that align with their creative energies? How can we go about establishing sliding deadlines to honor the creative flow? How can we invite ourselves and our employees to speak openly about intuitive work-related hunches? How much time could we allow for each employee to meditate and rest while viewing that as an investment in our workforce’s productivity? COVID-19 has shaken up nearly every industry, giving us all a chance to hit the reset button, override the inertia of stale traditions, and rewrite the big rules. Though this may not be our last chance to make the leap, the current seems to be whispering that now is a really good time. … [Read more...] about These are the rules to break if you want to be more creative
“Though standard deviation gives an idea about volatility to investors, they should not rely too much on it to choose schemes for investments, given its limitations,” says Ravi Kumar TV, founder of Gaining Ground Investment Services. Qualitative factors such as portfolio construction, investment process also influence expected returns from a scheme, he adds. … [Read more...] about How reliable is standard deviation in gauging a fund’s volatility?
DM: Keep practicing and don’t give up so easily. When I first started, I was just out of college and I had to learn so much because real life is so different from a college class. We look at that project and we’re just trying to get an A on it, but real life is not like that at all. It’s not so structured. Keep observing the world and using it as inspiration for your design. Continue to challenge yourself with new techniques and visuals. Learn to network with other people, even if they’re designers, too. It’s not about competition all of the time. Developing relationships is essential. People will remember how you treated them as well as your talent. You don’t want to be that talented person that no one wants to deal with. You want to be relatable. You want to share knowledge. Don’t be afraid to share what you know, because even if you tell someone about a technique, they have a totally different mind from you. It’s still going to come … [Read more...] about Why visual design has never been more important for educating the masses