This week we all needed something: To be remembered, to be heard, to have choices.
Here are the stories you loved in Leadership, for the week of May 19.
We’ve all had that moment: You shake hands, make introductions, and the other person’s name goes in one ear and out of your short-term memory forever. Not only is this awkward, it’s a waste of a great connection and persuasion tool--hearing your own name is everyone's favorite sound. Learn the skill that will make nametags passé.
“I sometimes joke that, when I lost my first company, I spent the next three weeks alternating between the fetal position and the whiteboard.” That was Kathryn Minshew, a few months before raising $2 million for her next venture. Getting canned couldn’t keep these five down.
Introverts aren’t needy--they just need different things. Like for you to back up off their face for a minute. With open workspaces on-trend, where can people who want some peace go to focus? Instead of taking sides for the majority of workers, create more choices.
Having a personal online presence can be a fun, brand-building way for leaders to interact with their consumers. It can also be a trainwreck that’s endless entertainment for your competitors. See how Musk and other CEOs got social media right--or woefully wrong--in these examples of good and bad behavior online.
Has the concept of mindfulness been co-opted for the elite and privileged? How do people who don’t have time to lotus-pose, or money for a smartphone (let alone an addiction to tech) use meditations as a healing tool? A look at the brand of “McMindful,” and a reminder of the practice’s roots.