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To Be More Creative, Schedule Your Breaks

To Be More Creative, Schedule Your Breaks

By Jackson G. Lu, Modupe Akinola, and Malia Mason // This article was originally posted on hbr.org. Imagine that on a Friday afternoon, before leaving work to start your weekend, you are asked to solve two problems that require creative thinking. Do you: Spend the first half of your time attempting the first problem and […]

Why Do So Many Managers Avoid Giving Praise?

Why Do So Many Managers Avoid Giving Praise?

By Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman // This article was originally posted on hbr.org. One of the most difficult parts of a manager’s job is giving feedback. In a survey of 7,631 people, we asked whether they believed that giving negative feedback was stressful or difficult, and 44% agreed. When talking with managers about giving […]

How to Nourish Your Team’s Creativity

How to Nourish Your Team’s Creativity

By Ron Carucci // This article was originally posted on hbr.org. CEOs in a recent poll agreed that creativity is the most important skill a leader can have. What seems less clear is how to actually cultivate it. Every leader is hoping for that next great idea, yet many executives still treat creative thinking as antithetical to productivity […]

How to React to Biased Comments at Work

How to React to Biased Comments at Work

By Judith Honesty, David Maxfield, and Joseph Grenny // This article was originally posted on hbr.org. Bias at work can be overt and insidious. It can be shocking and enraging. But the subtle “Wait, what just happened?” moments are far more frequent. Take these examples: A client assumes you are in a subordinate role because […]