How to help #OKBoomers be empathetic and show respect

How to help #OKBoomers be empathetic and show respect

#OKBoomer as a recent trending topic grabbed my attention on two levels. If you’re not paying attention to this burn, you should. It’s relevant to society today, including the workplace. From my perspective, the phrase “OK Boomer” made me, a native Oklahoman, first...

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How to decide if business books are good for you

How to decide if business books are good for you

What’s your point of view on business books? Several individuals I’ve been talking recently have volunteered that they don’t like to read business books. Yes, I like reading business books provided I admire the author, the topic sounds interesting, or someone I...

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Why and how to guide your direct reports to success

Why and how to guide your direct reports to success

Let’s talk about direct reports. If you're a people manager, how often do you speak with your direct reports about their career plans? Unless you’re actively coaching your staff members, I bet you a nickel that you reserve time once a year during performance reviews...

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Coaching your team shouldn’t be hard work

Coaching your team shouldn’t be hard work

"If you feel like you're working too hard when you're coaching individuals, you're working too hard." That was the best advice I learned from my NeuroLeadership coaching program years ago, which I still regularly use and suggest to others. When you're helping others...

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Want to increase your empathy? Go Platinum, not Gold

Want to increase your empathy? Go Platinum, not Gold

Three-and-a-half year old @MarceltheTherapyDog has heard me describe the Platinum Rule numerous times to many of my coachees.  As background, the Platinum Rule is all about treating others the way they want to be treated. By contrast the more established Golden Rule,...

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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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