In The News This Week…January 7

25 Mistakes Successful People Never Make Twice

by Deep Patel

“Everybody makes mistakes — it’s part of life. In fact, it’s through our mistakes and failures that we acquire the experiences and insight that allow us to succeed. Some people have a hard time admitting it when they make a mistake. However, successful people recognize when they’ve made a blunder. They learn from it, grow and then move on. They know that if they ignore a mistake they can get caught in a negative cycle that will leave them defeated. That would be true failure.”


This is How to Fix Your 3 Biggest Problems with Your Coworkers

by Stephanie Vozza

“‘Coworkers can be a particularly strong influence on employee satisfaction, especially when employees have to rely heavily on each other to complete their work,’ says Kevin Cruz, assistant professor of management at the University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business. ‘Unfortunately, coworkers’ priorities and goals, which can be a result of the particular roles employees fill within their organizations, do not always align. This can cause a lot of frustration between coworkers.'”


How Transformational Leaders Impact Those Around Them

by Terrina Allen

By owning their power, transformational leaders make those around them more powerful. They move to the next level, from influencing (leading) to elevating (transforming).”


Why People Believe in Their Leaders — or Not

by Daniel Han Ming Chng, Tae-Yeol Kim, Brad Gilbreath, and Lynne Andersson

“But what’s at the heart of credibility? Two critical elements: perceived competence (people’s faith in the leader’s knowledge, skills, and ability to do the job) and trustworthiness (their belief in his or her values and dependability).3 Such views are formed through direct and indirect observation of the leader’s work and performance. And these perceptions are extremely important in a digital age, when vast amounts of information about people can be captured and scrutinized through technologies like smart sensors and artificial intelligence systems. Employees also seek assurance that those who are managing them and assessing their performance are competent and trustworthy.”


Don’t Just Tell Employees Organizational Changes Are Coming — Explain Why

by Morgan Galbraith

“Employees around the world are reporting that big organizational changes are affecting their jobs. From leadership transitions and restructurings, to mergers and acquisitions, to regulatory changes, there seems to be constant unrest in the workforce. But according to one survey of more than half a million U.S. employees, almost one-third don’t understand why these changes are happening. This can be detrimental for any company trying to implement change.”