The Top 5 Leadership Stories, May 19-23

We all need something: To be remembered, to be heard, to have choices.

Here are the stories you loved in Leadership, for the week of May 19.

Never Forget Someone's Name Again With This Memory Trick

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--our own names are our favorite words. Learn the skill that will make nametags passé.

5 Entrepreneurs That Got Fired And Got The Best Revenge--Success

“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.

Why You Should Redesign Your Office For Introverts

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.

4 Social Media Secrets You Can Learn From Elon Musk

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 more CEO got social media right--or woefully wrong--in these examples of good and bad behavior online.

What Our Recent Obsession With Mindfulness Really Means

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.

The Top 5 Leadership Stories, May 19-23

Getting fired and getting mindful, feeling social and...not so much. This week, we saw the extremes.

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.

NEVER FORGET SOMEONE'S NAME AGAIN WITH THIS MEMORY TRICK

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.

5 ENTREPRENEURS THAT GOT FIRED AND GOT THE BEST REVENGE—SUCCESS

“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.

WHY YOU SHOULD REDESIGN YOUR OFFICE FOR INTROVERTS

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.

4 SOCIAL MEDIA SECRETS YOU CAN LEARN FROM ELON MUSK

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.

WHAT OUR RECENT OBSESSION WITH MINDFULNESS REALLY MEANS

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.

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