16 results for author: Lolly Daskal


How to Create Your Own Happiness at Work

Not many people think of happiness in conjunction with their work—studies have found that only about 13% are happy at work. If you’re not among that minority, you need to learn what works for you and how to create your own happiness. Happiness requires ...
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5 Easy Ways to Escape the Impostor Syndrome Trap

Impostor syndrome is a common psychological phenomenon in which you feel that you’re the only person in the group who doesn’t have it together. You feel you don’t deserve the good things that have come your way. And the more others recognize your ...
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Avoid These 7 Phrases When You Are Giving Feedback

Giving feedback is never easy, especially if the feedback isn’t entirely positive. The job of a great leader, manager and boss is to give feedback in a way that comes across as a gift—something useful, not something that makes the recipient feel bad ...
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How to Think on Your Feet When You’re Speaking Under Pressure

Anyone in any kind of leadership position needs to master the skill of adept thought and speech in stressful high-pressure circumstances. In my work as an executive leadership coach with clients that include top leaders around the world, it’s an area I’m ...
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5 Important Leadership Rules You Can (and Should) Break

The greatest leaders in the world differ in many respects—different sexes, races, ages, and cultures, different styles, different goals—but among the things they all share is a willingness to break the rules. In my work as an executive leadership ...
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How to Speak Like a Successful Leader

Every successful leader has their own way of communicating. The best have a powerful way of speaking, — they've learned how to make sure their words have positive impact. Leadership communication is important because the things you say can have a ripple ...
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How the Best Leaders Build Trust

Trust is the foundation of leadership. Without trust, it’s nearly impossible to recruit and retain followers and to implement change. Trust affects a leader’s impact and the company’s bottom line more than any other factor. But there’s no shortcut ...
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Successful Leaders Aren’t Afraid to Do This One Thing

There's a common thread in top leadership that will surprises most people—and in some cases makes them rethink what they know about leadership. When you think of successful leaders you probably think of people who are decisive. The ability to make a ...
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This is How Leaders Improve Their Self Confidence

Self-confidence is an essential part of leadership. A leader with self-confidence thinks positively about the future and is willing to take the risks necessary to achieve their personal and professional goals.  A leader who lacks self-confidence, on the ...
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The Story of Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody

Recently I told a group of leadership executives a simple but meaningful story that you may have heard before. It’s the story of four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody. Here's the story, titled “Whose Job is it, Anyway?” This is a ...
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The Best Way for Leaders to Build Trust

If there's a single element that can be considered the core of great leadership, it's trust. Trust fuels everything leaders want for themselves and their teams, from productivity to imagination. And in its absence, it's nearly impossible for a team to be ...
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Why Every Leader Should Have a Little Rebel Inside

To achieve something significant in the world, to have a meaningful influence, you need to be a rebel. A rebel knows how to challenge the status quo and make an impact. It's the executive assistant who, frustrated by her nonresponsive boss, coordinates ...
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