Why and how humility makes you a better leader

In Good-bye Swaggering CEOS; Hello Mr. Rogers, a recent Wall Street Journal article, Sam Walker wrote about how companies are showing a preference for hiring “unassuming chiefs to tamp down scandals, toxic cultures, and drama.” Walker, a former reporter and editor at...

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Do you want to win in a “masculinity contest culture”?

How do you define “face time” in your organization? If you started your career any time last century, “face time” is probably a cultural touchstone. It refers to “the time spent at one's place of employment especially beyond normal work hours” based on the Merriam...

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How to think better by boosting your Ah-Ha’s

Exercising at my local Pure Barre studio has become one of my strongest and most consistent habits. Since September 1, 2014, I’ve taken more than 750 classes. Earlier this month, the studio honored me for this accomplishment. The celebration featured a handwritten...

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How to be more curious at work

How often do you think kids ask questions? About 70 to 80% of the time they’re talking, according to the authors Tom Pohlmann and Neethi Mary Thomas in their Harvard Business Review article, “Relearning the Art of Asking Questions.” These numbers come from the poll...

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How to improve the conversation in the room

Are you experiencing this too in your meetings and other face-to-face events? Groups of 12 to 18 individuals who convene face-to-face are speaking up, pushing back, and staying together. Over the past six months, about half a dozen of in-person groups I’ve...

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Why and how to avoid “best practices”

“Anytime somebody starts talking to me about ‘best practices,’ I thank them for their time and shut down the conversation. Things move so fast today that by the time you identify something as a ‘best practice,’ there’s a good chance it’s already out of date.” –...

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How to protect your well-being from the dangers of stress

Stress can take a long-term toll on your brain as well as your body without you even knowing it, according to research. It's as if your body's natural alarm system gets stuck on the "on" switch and can't turn off. Check out  How To Protect Your Well-Being From The...

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3 ways to help you engage better with employees

What do accountability, conscientious recognition and extraordinary moments have in common? Alone or combined, these three unconventional actions can help you improve employee engagement at your organization—however you define engagement. Here’s how. 1.Build in...

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