In December, an article published in Nature described a new advanced alloy. Combining magnesium with ceramic silicon carbide nanoparticles, a team from UCLA created a new material that is lighter and stronger than any we’ve known before, opening up the potential for rethinking our next generation aircrafts, cars, space travel, electronics and bio-medical devices.
Reading about the breakthrough made me think that the greatest leaders are in fact, HUMAN advanced alloys. Their combination of intelligence, curiosity, and emotional quotients make them especially strong, quick, and resilient in helping lead teams and organizations in discovering untapped potential and ideas.
The echo chamber is one of the more surprising evolutions of our connected age. It is defined as a virtual digital-social arena which enables anyone with to present and amplify their views with other like-minded individuals without obstruction. Within this chamber, continuous repetition of these ideas bounce off of and reinforce each other at an exponential pace. The amplitude of the echo grows drowning out non-conforming or dissenting views, tending toward creating a single, potentially polarizing point of view about a specific issue or a topic.
Sometimes leadership lessons come from the most unexpected places. While leadership fads come and go, a few timeless pieces resonate with their simplicity and pragmatism.
One such piece of advice comes from Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) World Champion, Frank Shamrock. It outlines a simple mental model we can all use to become more successful in work, and in life.
According to Mr. Shamrock, we all need a mindset of a plus, a minus, and an equal.
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