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