In The News This Week…March25

12 Common Workplace Distractions and How You Can Stay Focused Anyway

by John Rampton

“…considering that we get interrupted every 11 minutes and it takes 25 minutes for our brains to refocus on the original task — workplace distractions should be avoided as much as possible.”

 

Building A Company Culture Is Not About Writing Values On A Wall

by Emma Zangs

“Taking the time to build a strong culture from the start empowers your team to think and act more independently. The payback is significant, freeing up your own time to focus on all your other executive functions, of which you have plenty!”

 

4 Reasons Talented Employees Don’t Reach Their Potential

by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

“No matter how talented someone might be, there is no guarantee that their talents will translate into top performance. The science of human potential has generally illustrated that an individual’s overarching competence cannot be fully understood unless we also account for their emotional make-up, preferences, and dispositions. No matter how smart, knowledgeable, and experienced you are, there is generally a difference between what you can do and what you normally do.”

 

Why a One-Size-Fits-All Approach to Employee Development Doesn’t Work

by Sydney Finkelstein

“Some managers might still object that they don’t have room in their calendar to track each employee so closely. My response: If you want to build an exceptional, high-performing team, you’ll make the time.”

 

7 Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Manager (and Up Your Leadership Skills)

by Melanie Curtin

“You probably aren’t as good a listener as you think you are. Most people are bad at listening. They think they’re listening, when really they’re scanning for what they agree with, and quickly disagreeing if they hear something they don’t like.”