Narcissists, for example, need admiration the way addicts need substances. They believe they are truly special and yet not appreciated for their gifts, which can lead them to act entitled, as if the rules do not apply to them. In their quest for recognition, they sometimes exploit others, contradict what they’ve said, and break their promises — all the while arguing (and often truly believing) in their new, alternative facts. Once we know this, Trump’s tendency to revise history becomes unsurprising and explicable.
… admits, but it is essential — so that she doesn’t mistake them for being strategic or simply evil. “Narcissists don’t set out to harm people,” she says. “They will harm you — but it’s to protect themselves. It’s not personal.” Taking narcissists personally is a very common waste of time and energy.
…logues in which, ideally, you and your conversational partner share an equal amount of information. Moderating, by contrast, is a “systematic and structured retrieval of information.” The participant should have speakership, and the moderator’s sole job is to facilitate the sharing and articulation of the participant’s thoughts.
…ess. Content strategy might not always translate into magnetic cocktail party conversation. But when content strategists communicate about Facebook to the people who rely on us, we unify their experiences, help them accumulate long-term comprehension, and help make sure our business tools deliver the value and meaning we’ve promised. And our customers’ success is a much more interesting topic of conversation.
…ition to the management track want to continue to do IC work. However, this is not always possible. Time spent doing IC work is time you are not focused on your team. When you first become a manager there is a steep learning curve and even a few direct reports can c…
People often conflate leadership and management. Leadership is the ability to guide and influence others. Authority is not needed to be a leader and managers should not have to pull rank in order to lead. Rather, leaders need to have a vision and convey that vision to others, inspiring them to take action.