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Good Leaders Are Good Learners

Although organizations spend more than $24 billion annually on leadership development, many leaders who have attended leadership programs struggle to implement what they’ve learned. It’s not because the programs are bad but because leadership is best learned from experience. Still, simply being an experienced leader doesn’t elevate a person’s skills. Like most of us, leaders often go through their experiences somewhat mindlessly, accomplishing tasks but learning little about themselves and their impact. Our research on leadership development shows that leaders who are in learning modedevelop stronger leadership skills than their peers. Building on Susan Ashford and Scott DeRue’s mindful engagement experiential learning cycle, we found that leaders who exhibit a growth mindset diligently work through each of the following three phases of the experiential learning cycle. First, leaders set challenging learning goals in the form of “I need to learn how to…” For some leaders, the goal might b…

Xiaomi to Set up Two Manufacturing Plants in India

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has planned to set up two manufacturing plants in India and the company would be launching more devices in 2016.
The president of Xiaomi has said he would be spending a lot of time in India analysing the market.
"We believe it (China) will be a flat market, if not, even decline," said Bin Lin, co-founder and president at Xiaomi.
"We talked to Foxconn about opening two new factories, they are in discussions with some of the provinces (states)," the 48-year-old former Microsoft and Google executive added.
Headquartered in Beijing, China, Xiaomi is the world's fourth largest smartphone maker. Xiaomi designs, develops, and sells smartphones, mobile apps, and related consumer electronics.

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