The Web as random acts of Kindness

July 1, 2009

Feeling like the world is becoming less friendly? Social theorist Jonathan Zittrain begs to differ. The Internet, he suggests, is made up of millions of disinterested acts of kindness, curiosity and trust.

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Connect, Then Lead Article

August 1, 2013

By Amy J Cuddy, Matthew Kohut and John Neffinger asks the question Is it better to be loved or feared?

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Why Leadership – development programs fail Article

January 1, 2014

By Pierre Gurdjian, Thomas Halbeisen, and Kevin Lane. Read how “Sidestepping four common mistakes can help companies develop stronger and more capable leaders, save time and money, and boost morale”.

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The Hard Data on Being a Nice Boss Article

November 24, 2014

Emma Seppala asks – “There’s an age-old question out there: Is it better to be a “nice” leader to get your staff to like you? Or to be tough as nails to inspire respect and hard work?

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The secret to entrepreneurial success rests in kindness

June 29, 2016

“There are many different factors that contribute to a thriving business. Entrepreneurs know that they typically need knowledge, experience, resources, marketing strategies, innovative ideas, and competent staff to achieve success. But there’s another factor that is equally important and often overlooked that can do wonders for your business: kindness”. Find out more in this article.

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Being kind to others does make you ‘slightly happier’ Article

October 5, 2016

From the University of Oxford “Researchers conclude that being kind to others causes a small but significant improvement in subjective well-being. The review found that the effect is lower than some pop-psychology articles have claimed, but also concluded that future research might help identify which kind acts are most effective at boosting happiness”.

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Kindness Research Briefing

July 13, 2017

This article explores ‘what do we mean by kindness?’ and the benefits that come with it.

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Seven positive outcomes of COVID-19

November 14, 2017

“From recovering ecosystems to new ways of learning, there are silver linings to the global pandemic, writes Professor Debbie Haski-Leventhal of Macquarie Business School”.

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The Science of Kindness

Watch here for scientifically proven benefits to being kind! “It is contagious, teachable, and makes you feel all fuzzy inside”.

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How Humble Leadership Really Works

April 23, 2018

Read more on how focusing too much on control and end goals, and not enough on their people, leaders are making it more difficult to achieve their own desired outcomes.

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Why Great Employees Leave “Great Cultures”

May 11, 2018

Does your company practice what it preaches? Read about the three elements to a culture: behaviors, systems, and practices.

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How Purposeful Kindness Can Make You A Better Leader Article

October 24, 2018

This article is a great read from David Sturt and Todd Nordstrom on how you can be a kinder leader.

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Ego Is the Enemy of Good Leadership

November 6, 2018

Read more on how the higher leaders rise in the ranks, the more they are at risk of getting an inflated ego.

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To Retain Employees, Focus on Inclusion — Not Just Diversity

December 4, 2018

Read more on the importance of having a workforce that promotes inclusion and diversity equally.

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To Improve Your Team, First Work on Yourself

January 29, 2019

Learn how even a small shift in mindset will directly impact behaviors and can have a significant positive impact on an entire team.

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How Leaders Can Open Up to Their Teams Without Oversharing

February 8, 2019

Harvard Business Review on why finding the right balance between sharing and oversharing is important.

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Why Inclusive Leaders Are Good for Organizations, and How to Become One

March 4, 2019

Companies increasingly rely on diverse, multidisciplinary teams that combine the collective capabilities of women and men, people of different cultural heritage, and younger and older workers. But simply throwing a mix of people together doesn’t guarantee high performance; it requires inclusive leadership — leadership that assures that all team members feel they are treated respectfully and fairly, are valued and sense that they belong, and are confident and inspired.

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As Your Team Gets Bigger, Your Leadership Style Has to Adapt

March 13, 2019

The core principles are the same, but the day-to-day changes a lot.

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There is Strength in Kindness: Why Leadership Matters

June 11, 2019

This article discusses why ‘Kind’ Leaders are good leaders along with 5 things that Kind Leaders do well.

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How to Do Strategic Planning Like a Futurist

July 30, 2019

Harvard Business Review explores just that – how to do strategic planning like a futurist.

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