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  • Preventing the Costs of Mindlessness At Work

    Written by: David Penglase | May 9, 2016

    While mindfulness in our professional and personal lives is a hot leadership topic at the moment, the flip side… the prevention of mindlessness should also be on every leader’s radar…. Read More»


  • The Science of Thinking and Writing Better [Infographic]

    Written by: Switch & Shift | May 6, 2016

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    There are morning people and there are night people, and either camp will argue until they’re blue in the face over which is the most “creative time” of the day.
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  • Your Employees Wish You Were Emotionally Intelligent

    Written by: Natalie Baker | May 6, 2016

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    In a recent survey by The Economist Executive Education Navigator of more than 4,000 professionals, a sharp divergence emerged between skills that C-Suite executives think they need and those that their employees want them to prioritise. In fact, answers from the two groups were nearly inverse…. Read More»


  • Millennials Expect Your Company to Possess a Strong Heartbeat

    Written by: Dara Goldberg | May 5, 2016

    Thanks to the incredible work of thought leaders like Kare Anderson, Mark Babbitt, Shawn Murphy, Adam Grant, Ayelet Baron, Tim McDonald, and so many others, there is much greater understanding and increasing willingness among businesses, large and small alike, in myriad sectors, all across the globe, to adopt a more human-centered way of thinking about […] Read moreRead More»


  • The Power of the Pause

    Written by: Allan Milham and Guy Parsons | May 5, 2016

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    Albert Einstein once said, “If I had 60 minutes to solve an important problem, I would spend 55 minutes on defining the problem and five minutes on the solution.” When it’s time to step up and lead, sometimes it requires leaders to do less vs. more. Our proposal is simple: before you engage, consider the […] Read moreRead More»


  • Beyond Money – How to Motivate Employees [Infographic]

    Written by: Switch & Shift | May 5, 2016

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    We all work for money. Some of us work for more than that of course: fulfillment, balance, and inspiration if we’re lucky. Many of us are money motivated. Some because we value money for money’s sake. Some because we value the freedom and security that money brings. But what many managers don’t realize is that […] Read moreRead More»


  • 7 Principles to Turn Your Conference Room into a Classroom

    Written by: Scott Mautz | May 4, 2016

    Scholars have long held that when we see ourselves learning and growing, it creates an increased sense of competence, which in turn provides a greater sense of meaning in our work. What a great gift to be able to provide for your team – an ecosystem that nurtures learning and growth…. Read More»


  • Why Understanding Your Influencers is Vital

    Written by: Dr. Karen Keller | May 4, 2016

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    Influencing others. I’ve made it a lifetime of study, and it’s my passion. But there is another equally important question:… Read More»


  • How to Survive A Performance Review: 5 Insider Tips from a Performance Manager

    Written by: Tamra Chandler | May 4, 2016

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    It’s that time again: you’re facing a Performance Review. Just the mention itself tends to spark dread (and resentment) into the hearts of even the most unflappable employees. As a way to measure performance, it’s flawed at best. “How would you asses yourself?” is a trick question, and the prospect of being ranked against your […] Read moreRead More»


  • Our Complicated Fascination with Employee Engagement

    Written by: Mark Babbitt | May 3, 2016

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    Want to learn how to engage with employees the right way, without it coming across as manipulative and self-serving? Want to move past the “why” of employee engagement and go straight into the “what” and the “how”?

    Want to learn more about how the human side of business can impact your business?… Read More»


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