My Top Reads of the Past Week: Breaking Down Barriers

I hope you had a good rest and that you are ready for another week of great adventures !

I’m pleased to share another small selection of great articles that I came across this week. (If you’ve read something really inspiring or thought provoking, let me know in the comments below!)

These articles got me thinking about the importance of being able to overcome barriers to achieve results. It’s one of those traits that separate the average from the highly successful, and something that we can all strive to develop. I hope you find inspiration in some of the articles below. Enjoy!

1.    How to Manage Someone Who Thinks Everything Is Urgent - We’ve all been in situations in which we couldn’t wait for a slow-moving or overly cautious employee to take action. But at the other extreme, some employees have such a deep need to get things resolved that they move too quickly, or too intensely, and make a mess.

2.    7 Reasons Salespeople Don’t Close the Deal - Interviews with buyers illustrate seven important lessons about the mistakes salespeople make and why they lose business.

3.    Secrets to Succeeding at a New Job - Fortunately, it’s not as difficult as it sounds–if you know how to make the right impression by following these tips from Watkins.

4.    5 Components of Succeeding at Anything - When we look at those we admire most and gleam the best insights from, rarely do we see the whole story: the struggle, the triumph, the self-doubts, the rising, the fear, the courage.

5.    Why Delegating Tasks Before a Vacation Never Works - The verb delegate means to entrust or to assign responsibility or authority. Fundamentally, it’s about empowering another person to do something. All too often, however, managers confuse true delegation with simply asking staff members to do things.

BONUS: What Makes a Good Life. Lessons From the Longest Study on Happiness

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it's fame and money, you're not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you're mistaken. As the director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how to build a fulfilling, long life.

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Isabelle Larche

Managing Director, Recruitment & Executive Search at Timeo-Performance

Isabelle is a Human Performance expert, with over 10 years of professional recruitment experience, and 15 years of Business Management Consulting experience. Isabelle is the Vice President of the French Chamber of Commerce and Trade Counsellor (Singapore Chapter) to the French Embassy.

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