Thoughts On Social Styles

The Change Starts with You

Want Change? Prove It!

James Clear has a recipe for change. To cre­ate a change with­in your­self, Clear believes you must first change your beliefs about your­self. If you want to stick to a new habit, you have to take on the iden­ti­ty of the type of per­son you want to become. Results don’t come from just a per­for­mance-based goal; results come from believ­ing you are the type of per­son you want to become.

So, before you set per­for­mance-based goals for your­self at work such as “I will become a man­ag­er by next spring”, take a look at Clear’s recipe and change the way you think about change…

Iden­ti­ty-based Habits: How to Actu­al­ly Stick to Your Goals This Year

Collaboration Through Giving

Want Cor­po­rate Suc­cess? Try Giving

A cul­ture of “giv­ing” in the work­place can often be the key to high-per­form­ing orga­ni­za­tions. Adam Grant, man­age­ment pro­fes­sor at UPenn’s Whar­ton School of Busi­ness, writes about this inno­v­a­tive approach to col­lab­o­ra­tion in the work­place. While being a “giv­er” may have been con­sid­ered a cov­et­ed remark on your kinder­garten report card, it is gen­er­al­ly not a trait asso­ci­at­ed with reward or pro­mo­tion in the work­place. How­ev­er, research indi­cates that giv­ing envi­ron­ments in which employ­ees help each oth­er, work togeth­er and share ideas pro­vide invalu­able orga­ni­za­tion­al ben­e­fits. Take a look…Or, should we say, “give” it a look…

McK­in­sey Quar­ter­ly — Givers Take All