Our Corporate Life
January 19, 2016   •   Volume 7, Issue 2   •   ISSN: 2154-3240    
In This Issue
♦   Feature Article: The Four Agreements
Ask Amanda: Can everyone be a leader?
♦   Practical Tips: Negativity Bias
The Four Agreements

Don Miguel Ruiz is not a business author but his book, The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, provides ground rules for behavior that are essential for a happy work life. If you’ve not read it yet, here are the agreements in his own words:

“1. Be impeccable with your word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth.
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Thought to Ponder

You are not your work.

Practical Tips:
Negativity Bias

Our brain is wired to look for what’s wrong, bad, or threatening as a way to keep us safe. However, what worked in the Stone Age can get in your way at work. For instance, if your peer tells you he doesn’t like something you did, it’s natural (but not necessarily smart) to react by aggressively pushing back. That’s due to your brain’s wiring.
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 ask Amanda

I plan to have a very successful career and have been reading a lot about what it takes to be an effective leader. What I've read, though, presupposes that everyone can be a leader. True? M.N., Chicago, IL

Amanda Mitchell

It is a myth that everyone has the capacity to be an effective leader. Many executives don’t have the self-knowledge or authenticity necessary for leadership. That’s not to say they won’t be put in leadership positions—you’ve probably already come across people who are ill-suited to their jobs—it’s just that they are ill-equipped for true leadership.
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