The FIVE Hallmarks of Humility

The FIVE Hallmarks of Humility

Humility, or being humble, is a characteristic which is sometimes perceived to be a barrier to success, a weakness even. It can suggest that you sell yourself short. That you put yourself down when comparing against others. That you don’t think as highly of yourself...
How to Build Executive Presence

How to Build Executive Presence

The impression of yourself that you display to others is composed of a multitude of micro-behaviours. These are tiny fleeting verbal and nonverbal signals which wield significant power in your social world. And it is these micro-behaviours which can help you build...

Is Being an Expert in Something Always a Good Thing?

Is being an expert in something always a good thing?  In his seminal publication “The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money” (1936), the English economist John Maynard Keynes stated the following: ‘‘The difficulty lies, not in the new ideas, but in escaping...

Dominance

Two ears, two eyes, one mouth. The paradox of being one of the “top dogs” Like many of our animal cousins, we humans often find ourselves living and working in social hierarchies. The formation of a natural order where, at least at a group level, some people have more...