4 Ways Busy People Sabotage Themselves
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4 Ways Busy People Sabotage Themselves

4 Ways Busy People Sabotage Themselves

by Alice Boyes You’ve left an important task undone for weeks. It’s hanging over you, causing daily anxiety. And yet instead of actually doing it, you do a hundred other tasks instead. Or you’ve been feeling guilty about not replying to an email, even though replying would only take 10 minutes. Or maybe the last … Read More

What Not to Do When You’re Trying to Motivate Your Team
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What Not to Do When You’re Trying to Motivate Your Team

What Not to Do When You’re Trying to Motivate Your Team

by Ron Carucci When I speak to large groups about leadership, one question I often ask is, “How many of you have ever received a compliment from your boss that actually offended you?” Without exception, more than two-thirds of the people in the room raise their hands. When I probe further on what people found … Read More

Drowning in Work? Here’s How to Ask a Colleague for Help.
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Drowning in Work? Here’s How to Ask a Colleague for Help.

Drowning in Work? Here’s How to Ask a Colleague for Help.

by Heidi Grant Raise your hand if you have an insurmountable pile of projects on your to-do list and an inbox so terrifying to behold that you can hardly bear to behold it. Cue the sea of arms waving wildly. You have too much to do. You can’t do it alone. You need people to … Read More

From the Classroom: A Strategy for Applying the Growth Mindset Concept to Your Business
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From the Classroom: A Strategy for Applying the Growth Mindset Concept to Your Business

From the Classroom: A Strategy for Applying the Growth Mindset Concept to Your Business

by Shirley Tan Conceptualized by Stanford University’s Professor of Psychology, Carol Dweck as a means of changing the educational process in today’s schools, the growth mindset is a concept designed to change how children and teachers approach learning and development. Although it was developed decades ago, it has continued to be considered a way of … Read More

Why It’s Important to Work Hard 
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Why It’s Important to Work Hard 

Why It’s Important to Work Hard 

by Joshua Becker If the goal of work isn’t to earn more and more money so we can buy bigger and bigger houses and fancier and more expensive cars, then what’s the point? If we’ve chosen to measure life’s success in more important terms than material possessions, why would we choose to continue working hard? … Read More

How to Hire for Soft Skills 
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How to Hire for Soft Skills 

How to Hire for Soft Skills 

by Ray Bixler What are soft skills? While many hiring mangers focus on hard skills, those abilities that are teachable and easy to identify (Can she code? Can he operate a forklift?), fewer focus on soft skills. Soft skills are subjective and much harder to list on a resume or explain in a cover letter. … Read More

Many Employees Have a Mid-Career Crisis. Here’s How Employers Can Help
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Many Employees Have a Mid-Career Crisis. Here’s How Employers Can Help

Many Employees Have a Mid-Career Crisis. Here’s How Employers Can Help

by Serenity Gibbons The “midcareer crisis” is a real phenomenon for many workers; research has shown that career satisfaction bottoms out when people are in the middle of their careers. For many managers, the problem is seeing those employees through to the other side. Many companies and leaders have failed to develop plans for the … Read More

When You Start a New Job, Pay Attention to These 5 Aspects of Company Culture
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When You Start a New Job, Pay Attention to These 5 Aspects of Company Culture

When You Start a New Job, Pay Attention to These 5 Aspects of Company Culture

by Allan H. Church and Jay A. Conger When you join an organization, you have a short window of time to adapt to its culture. It’s the old 90-day rule. And we know too many talented individuals who have stumbled in their new company because they failed to read the cultural tea leaves. This happens … Read More

5 Smart Ways To Deal With Workplace Stress
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5 Smart Ways To Deal With Workplace Stress

5 Smart Ways To Deal With Workplace Stress

by Nancy Collamer Feeling stressed at work? Sorry to say, you’re in excellent company. According to an American Psychological Association survey, Americans are more stressed than at any time during the past decade. But I’m happy to share five helpful coping strategies I picked up from two experts while attending the recent Indeed.com conference on … Read More

Research: When Managers Are Overworked, They Treat Employees Less Fairly
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Research: When Managers Are Overworked, They Treat Employees Less Fairly

Research: When Managers Are Overworked, They Treat Employees Less Fairly

by Elad N. Sherf, Ravi S. Gajendran and Vijaya Venkataramani Fair managers can reap big dividends. Extensive research finds that employees who feel fairly treated are better performers, helpful to colleagues, more committed to their workgroups and the organization, and less likely to steal or be rude to others. Acting fairly is not always easy. … Read More