13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

Mentally strong people have healthy habits. They manage their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in ways that set them up for success in life.

Check out these things that mentally strong people don’t do so that you too can become more mentally strong.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor‘s insight:

Check out these things that mentally strong people don’t do so that you too can become more mentally strong.

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A Tool That Maps Out Management Cultural Differences

Understanding cultural differences isn’t easy, even when you’ve lived in many different countries (disclosure: I’m a Brit, grew up in Southeast Asia, lived and worked in Switzerland and the US, and now live and work in France). Just when you think you’ve got a culture nailed, something happens that your mental model hasn’t predicted.

Americans, world-famous for candor and directness, struggle when it comes to giving tough feedback, even when it’s needed. The French, on the other hand, who are famous for their insistence on good manners (just feel the vibe when you forget to say bonjour to your boulanger), revel in their harsh critiques. Paradoxes like this crop up all the time, and obviously they’re a good source of anecdotes. But in a business world that increasingly relies on culturally mixed workforces and teams, they’re also recipes for failure.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor‘s insight:

See how countries differ along 8 dimensions — and where miscommunications are most likely to occur.

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25 Fascinating Charts Of Negotiation Styles Around The World

Language is only the most obvious part of the global communication gap. Different cultures also have distinct approaches to communication during meetings, as described by British linguist Richard D. Lewis, whose best-selling book, “When Cultures Collide,” charts these as well as leadership styles and cultural identities.

Lewis, who speaks ten languages, acknowledges the danger of cultural comparisons in his book: “Determining national characteristics is treading a minefield of inaccurate assessment and surprising exception. There is, however, such a thing as a national norm.”

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor‘s insight:

25 Fascinating Charts Of Negotiation Styles Around The World.

See on www.businessinsider.com.au

Get a Raise: 10 Steps for Getting Your Boss to Think You’re the Best

People always want to know how to ask for a raise. 99% of whether you get a raise has nothing to do with wording.

The vast majority of the time the result of that negotiation is determined long before you enter the room. And it’s usually up to your immediate boss.

When the author asked Stanford MBA school professor Jeffrey Pfeffer for the single most important career tip, what did he say? Please your boss.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor‘s insight:

People always want to know how to ask for a raise. 99% of whether you get a raise has nothing to do with wording.

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30 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Bad

While I like to think I know a little about business writing, I often fall into a few word traps. For example, “who” and “whom.” I rarely use “whom” when I should. Even when spell check suggests “whom,” I think it sounds pretentious. So I don’t use it.

And I’m sure some people then think, “What a bozo.”

And that’s a problem, because just like that one misspelled word that gets a resumé tossed into the “nope” pile, using one wrong word can negatively impact your entire message.

Fair or unfair, it happens.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor‘s insight:

30 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Bad.

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10 Crazy Jobs That Will Exist in the Future

Unless robots overthrow us in the near future, people will continue to forge new paths — in turn, creating new job titles and career opportunities. But what will those careers entail? As it turns out, a lot of unexpected new tasks.

The Canadian Scholarship Trust Plan (CST) worked with foresight strategists to create job descriptions that will likely be available in the year 2030. With technology moving at a dizzying pace, a glimpse into the future provides some fascinating insight on our future careers, as well as those of our children.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor‘s insight:

Foresight strategists predict the new jobs that will be created by the year 2030.

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9 Tricks Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, And Other Top Execs Use To Run Meetings

Americans sit through some 11 million meetings every day — with the unproductive ones costing companies $US37 billion a year.

Since the author has already looked at the most egregious meeting mistakes, they decided to explore how the most successful executives run effective meetings.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor‘s insight:

See how the most successful executives run effective meetings.

See on www.businessinsider.com.au