Effective leadership qualities: Recognition

  Recognition One of the primary roles a leader plays is in inspiring and motivating team members.  Some of the intangible things that motivate team members are: a.      Feeling good about what they do (job satisfaction) b.      Learning new skills, gaining experience and job knowledge c.       Being an effective contributor in team/company success d.      Gaining …

The 10000 hour rule for measuring effort

Outliers For effective self-development, two concepts stand out.  The first is over-preparation as a key to extreme success.  And the second is appropriate quantification for measuring your efforts: since only what can be measured, can be controlled and then improved.  Once you recognize that over-preparation is necessary for self-development, the next step would be to …

8 steps to clinically executing personal development objectives

Achieving self-development objectives Have you ever had problems with executing personal development objectives, only to give it up soon after?  If you answered no, then I’d love to hear your tips in the comments below this post.  If you answered yes, you are not alone. It is said that the month of January is responsible …

How to prepare for a solid career in a dynamic environment

Preparing for a career At a recent prize distribution ceremony for a math competition, I had the privilege of speaking on leadership.  In addressing the audience on the topic of leadership and how people engagement skills must be developed to complement the technical mathematical skills, I briefly touched upon the topic of future careers.  Thinking …