Brené Brown studies human connection -- our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk at TEDxHouston, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share.

Answers to the self-doubt experienced by successful people can help anyone build a stronger sense of self. 70% of successful people have experienced the feelings associated with the Impostor Syndrome, such as fear of failure and perfectionism. Whether you have it, or know someone who does, there are steps to build a more satisfying and happy life.

Feeling like an imposter can set anyone back a few notches in terms of self-esteem -- imposter syndrome can make you rethink all your decisions and lower your confidence. Valerie Young examines what causes imposter syndrome -- and shares ways we can reframe our own thoughts to stop thinking like an imposter.

How a Simple Mantra Can Improve Your Leadership

Published on May 18, 2018
by Scott Eblin
Leadership Expert, Global Speaker, Best-selling Author, Executive Coach

One of the things I love about leading our Next Level Leadership® group coaching program is hearing leaders’ stories about how they’re following through on their most important development opportunities. As I’ve written here before, when they’re mapping out how to follow through, I always encourage them to look for repeatable actions that are relatively easy to do and likely to make a difference. Taking that approach has the benefit of jump starting the leader’s momentum and creating a positive impact through their behaviors.

Coaching Others: Use Active Listening Skills

by Center for Creative Leadership

Coaching others isn’t always easy. Daily pressures and demands often overtake our work, leaving limited time and energy to focus on coaching direct reports. While formal coaching sessions may be limited, you can fit in coaching conversations and coaching moments.

CCL defines coaching as “formal or informal conversations between a leader coach (you) and a learner (someone else) intended to produce positive changes in workplace behaviors.” To increase your opportunities for coaching, pay attention to the cues others are sending. If someone is upset, not ready to talk, or needing to vent, then just hear them out. They need a safe place to air thoughts and emotions, but aren’t ready for a coaching conversation.

A coach is someone who tells you what you don’t want to hear, who has you see what you don’t want to see, so you can be who you always knew you could be.
— Tom Landry