Why and how to be a generalist in a wicked VUCA world

Why and how to be a generalist in a wicked VUCA world

Do you like playing in multiple lanes rather than sticking within the parameters of your chosen profession? How do you feel about exploring new subject areas rather than being known as a SME (subject matter expert)? How about making connections between people, ideas...

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How to take advantage of buffer time for professional growth

How to take advantage of buffer time for professional growth

Moving is one of most people's least favorite activities for a reason. There's a lot to dislike. Yet, moving your home, office or home and office also provides opportunities for professional growth. Here's my take on how to take maximum advantage of this experience....

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How to avoid 3 mistakes knowledge workers often make

How to avoid 3 mistakes knowledge workers often make

Do you know anyone who belonged to an “early exit club”? An “early exit club” was a benefit for long-service employees. Individuals who had completed 25 years or more at their company automatically became members of their employer’s early exit club. The major (maybe...

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How to improve conditions for working well from anywhere

How to improve conditions for working well from anywhere

Organizations that let their employees decide where and when to do their jobs – whether in a different geography or at their preferred time of day (or night) -- can contribute to a triple win, according to new research as reported in the Harvard Business Review....

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How to help humans succeed at scheduling

How to help humans succeed at scheduling

“It’s never the other human’s fault.” That’s become my motto for dealing with miscommunications around scheduling. When my communication efforts fail for setting up meetings, I don’t blame anyone, certainly not them. Instead, I stop and think about how to change my...

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How to reduce complexity to improve recall

How to reduce complexity to improve recall

How's your recall? If you're like most of us, it's hard to remember more than five things at a time. Our working memory is more like a delicate racehorse than a dependable workhorse. If you expect others to remember you and your content, you need to make sure you're...

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Why and how to override the “speed of like”

Why and how to override the “speed of like”

“Check your ego at the door.” This expression reminds us to switch the focus from ourselves to the bigger picture and purpose, especially when participating in meetings. How about adopting a companion phrase that we can repeat when we begin meetings as well as...

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How to deal with the “disinformation” problem

How to deal with the “disinformation” problem

Have you heard that Americans now view disinformation—deliberately misleading or biased information—as a “major” problem in society on par with terrorism and gun violence? According to the 2019 Institute for Public Relations Disinformation in Society Report, terrorism...

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