Take Control of Your Personality Before it Takes Control of Your Career

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Merit may be steadily driving your career milestones, but your personality could derail that progress at any moment. Professional success is often measured by high intelligence: both cognitive and emotional – coupled with an active ambition and leadership potential. While these characteristics are seemingly advantageous and highly sought after, they all come with a dark-side … Read more

How to Get What You Want Even if it’s Not in Your Nature

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Research indicates that on average, agreeable people earn less money than assertive people. The personality trait dubbed by psychologists as “agreeableness” manifests as your amiability towards others and acceptance of their interests. But this “getting along” mentality prevents us from sticking up for our own interests and asking for what we really want. Without changing … Read more

From “Agile” Software Development to Agile People Development

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If your company hires software developers, then you already know that “agile development” has become the de facto standard. Stated incredibly simply, agile development relies on short typically 2-week production cycles called “sprints” performed by teams, interspersed by “restrospectives” which allow for regular reflection, continuous learning and immediate course correction. Rather than getting bogged down … Read more