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Leadership Capital: Behavior

Personal characteristics are important drivers of behavior, but so are environmental characteristics. Chicago Booth's Linda E. Ginzel explains why the simplest way to change someone's behavior is often to change their situation.


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Leadership Capital: What's Your Definition of Leadership?

What is leadership? Its subjective qualities make the definition of leadership a little different for everyone—and as Chicago Booth's Linda E. Ginzel explains, simply developing your own point of view on what leadership is can make a big difference.


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Can women have it all? Using the data to find out

Research by Marianne Bertrand, Chris P. Dialynas Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at Chicago Booth, is replacing anecdotes with numbers.


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The Surprising Benefits of Being a Person Who Burns Out Easily

Read this article by Lisa Abramson to discover that the exact traits that make you likely to burnout can actually be incredible assets.


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How to Use Criticism To Your Advantage

Read this Forbes article by Vanessa Loder to discover that feedback or criticism tells you nothing about you, it only tells you about the person giving the feedback, and other important tips.


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How to Own Your Accomplishments (Without Being Obnoxious)

In this article by Vanessa Loder, read five steps about how to own your accomplishments and your awesomeness, without being obnoxious.


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Inner Critic to Inner Coach Video

In this video from Mindfulness Based Achievement, reflect on your experience with your inner critic. How does it hold you back?


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Growth Mindset Video

In this video from Mindfulness Based Achievement, learn how to look at failure in a whole new way.


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