We like to collect good tidbits of advice from across the web on leadership and management that’s relevant for public affairs. Here are some too good not to share. Happy reading from Mavence!

Why Curiosity Matters – Harvard Business Review

“New research shows that curiosity is vital to an organization’s performance—as are the particular ways in which people are curious and the experiences they are exposed to. This package examines how leaders can nurture curiosity throughout their organizations and ensure that it translates to success.”

Check out this compliation of articles on the importance of curiosity in the workplace.

Why Power Seekers Give Advice – INSEAD

“Psychological experiments in recent years have uncovered other routes to power, beyond formal hierarchy and individual expertise. For instance, asking people to dwell on prior instances of empowerment can prime feelings of power. While such psychological manipulations involving recall tasks are reliable, they do require having experienced a sense of power in the past and a good memory. What if there was a way, in our daily interactions, to enhance our feelings of power without having to rely on memory.”

Read the article on how giving advice makes us feel more powerful.

14 Ways to Start a Mental Detox and Declutter Your Mind for Good – Forbes

“When you’re unfocused, you give your life away to unimportant things. This is not innocuous: what we pay attention to, we become. We grow and learn by what we absorb and experience consistently. This is what most people don’t realize: you do not have a limited amount of time in a day, you have a limited amount of energy. You only have so much bandwidth that you can use. That means you have to consciously decide what it’s going to go to.”

Discover here how to start your mental detox and declutter your mind

How to tell a story – TED

“Why do we love our favorite stories? Do they need a beginning, middle and end, and a character who changes by the conclusion? Masters of storytelling explore new answers to age-old questions of the craft.”

Watch the playlist of great TEDTalks on how best to tell a story

The Surprising Power of Questions – Harvard Business Review

“Much of an executive’s workday is spent asking others for information—requesting status updates from a team leader, for example, or questioning a counterpart in a tense negotiation. Yet unlike professionals such as litigators, journalists, and doctors, who are taught how to ask questions as an essential part of their training, few executives think of questioning as a skill that can be honed—or consider how their own answers to questions could make conversations more productive.”

Learn how to ask the right questions.

Malcom Gladwell with Arianna Huffington – Thrive Global

“Best-selling author, thinker and longtime New Yorker writer Malcom Gladwell shares with Arianna Huffington how he manages anxiety and stress, why he’s a firm believer in “precrastination,” and why it’s important to get off your phone.”

Listen to the podcast with Malcom and Arianna.