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Build work and life with curious minds and hearts.
Great leaders are curious leaders. Curiosity makes us more aware, opens our minds to new possibilities and solutions, and leads to better communication between people and teams. In this episode, Dr. Janet Pilcher discusses why curiosity is critical in our workplaces and what we can do to increase our curiosity.
This episode answers questions such as:
- How can curiosity transform our leadership?
- What do curious people do that sets them apart?
- What are key characteristics of curious leaders?
For 3 ways to tap into a child’s natural curiosity, check out School House Episode 11: A Case for Curiosity.
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At times we can all find ourselves trapped in a negative mindset or experiencing negative thoughts. We may even enjoy the attention and validation we get from others trying to help us. Have you ever considered the long-term consequences from this way of thinking? Negative thoughts are self-perpetuating and can cause damage to our work and personal relationships, future opportunities, and even your health.
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