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The Stunning Power of Knowing Thyself

Dr. Tasha Eurich

This article by Clifton Leaf was first published on Fortune.  Long ago, on the forecourt of the Temple of Apollo in Delphi, the Seven Sages were said to have carved two words into a stone: Know Thyself. The words, Socrates tells us, were to be

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5 Essential Lessons My Clients Taught Me in 2016

Dr. Tasha Eurich

In addition to providing a welcome opportunity to eat and drink with wild abandon, the holidays are a great time to reflect on our year. Personally, 2016 required me to get out of my comfort zone. I temporarily scaled back

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5 Ways Managers Can Banish Employee Entitlement

Dr. Tasha Eurich

Recently, I served as the token millennial on a panel discussing “The Next Generation of Talent.” I love researching and speaking about this topic because it always gets everyone lathered up. Millennials feel patronized, Gen Xers feel overlooked, and baby

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3 Enemies of Focus in the Workplace and How to Defeat Them

Dr. Tasha Eurich

Between the distractions all around and our own shriveled attention spans, it is remarkable we get anything done. Aristotle once said, “The end of labor is to gain leisure.” Yet most busy leaders, entrepreneurs and professionals have – at best — ambivalent feelings

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Seeking Feedback: 3 Unicorn Hacks to Learn the Truth About Yourself

Dr. Tasha Eurich

It was a beautiful spring afternoon on the East Coast. I had just finished a keynote for a client, and to say that I was in a hurry would be a slight understatement. With an alarmingly small window of time

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The Biggest Judgment Error You Don’t Know You’re Making

Dr. Tasha Eurich

As a lifelong student of psychology, when the principles of human behavior spring to life around me, I typically respond with equal parts interest and glee. But a few weeks ago, I was on the receiving end of a psychological

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4 Steps to Forgiveness at Work and in Life

Dr. Tasha Eurich

Recently, I was lucky enough to see the mega-smash Broadway musical Hamilton, the powerful tale of Alexander Hamilton’s short and controversial life. As one of the largest musical theater geeks of all time, the excitement I felt for this absolutely cannot be overstated — and in case

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Get Out of Your Comfort Zone for Peak Performance

Dr. Tasha Eurich

My husband and I recently spent a week in Hong Kong visiting my little sister, who spent the summer teaching there at a local university. Upon our arrival, we consulted with a friend of hers to plan our first day

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6 Invaluable Lessons My Clients Taught Me in 2015

Dr. Tasha Eurich

It’s hard to believe that 2015 is over. I had so many incredible opportunities to help companies large and small build more “bankable” leaders and therefore more bankable businesses. As is always the case, my clients taught me some powerful lessons that haven’t

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To See Solutions, Look at Problems From Everyone’s Perspective

Dr. Tasha Eurich

I recently spent a week in Manila with one of my favorite clients. The trip was fantastic, but getting there was, to put it mildly, a bit of a nightmare. After many hours of hopelessly boarding and deplaning a Hong

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Why Humble Leaders Inspire Loyal Teams

Dr. Tasha Eurich

Last week, my mom told me a gem of a story. She was 23 and had just started her first year as a high school English teacher. One day, she got out the record player as part of a lesson,

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Why You Should Listen to Your Gut for Business Success

Dr. Tasha Eurich

Recently, a smart, savvy executive approached me for some advice. She’d started a new job and was struggling with one of her inherited employees. The employee had worked for the company for ages, and the only thing worse than his

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Success Tips From CEOs for Everyone Dreaming of Getting to the Top

Dr. Tasha Eurich

It’s graduation season, and this year, U.S. colleges and universities will propel 1.8 million young people into the working world. While not all aspire to land in the C-suite, some have their sights set on the top job, either by founding a company or

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The Selfish Reason You Should Be Extremely Generous

A few weeks ago, I was passing through Phoenix airport. I’d just picked up lunch and was looking for a place to eat it. I stumbled upon a huge seating area attached to a fast food restaurant. With the exception of

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3 Critical Questions Executives Must Ask to Elicit Feedback

Dr. Tasha Eurich

Smart leaders know — and researchers agree — that they’re significantly more effective when they can solicit candid feedback. But how can you get an honest assessment of your leadership skills without employees being worried about possible negative ramifications? Well, it can

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3 Ways to Stop Your Job From Ruining Your Life

Dr. Tasha Eurich

He can’t be serious, Jim thought. Jim had been recruited away from a Fortune 500 firm by a fast-growing start-up, and it was his first day. The president of the company had just handed him a BlackBerry and said, “Keep

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Leaders: Are You a Tyrant or a Pushover?

Dr. Tasha Eurich

Bankable Leaders connect with their teams as human beings and drive them to top performance. It is a rare leader who can do both naturally, without careful thought and development. In my work coaching executives, I often meet people who

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How Remembering the Past Can Help You Win in 2015

Dr. Tasha Eurich

What was your favorite memory of the holiday season? For me, one stood out. Last week, I attended a party thrown by an old high school friend. The party was fabulous — I spent the night catching up with high

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Top 8 Lessons My Clients Taught Me in 2014

It’s been an unbelievable year. I’ve worked with executives in oil and gas, hospitality, accounting, utilities, engineering, construction, retail, steel, education, manufacturing, IT, and banking (to name a few!). I’ve helped my clients become and build better leaders, develop and

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3 Easy Tips to Curate a Positive Mood

“You did what?” I stammered, “I don’t think I heard you right.” My friend Florence smiled triumphantly. “Tasha, shutting off my cable was my only option. I couldn’t keep hearing about all the things that were wrong with the world.

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