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Build Self-Awareness with Help from Your Team

Build Self-Awareness with Help from Your Team

By Audrey Epstein // This article was originally posted on hbr.org. There are lots of compelling reasons to build a better team. Great teams deliver stronger results, faster. They’re more innovative. They challenge you to learn more quickly and to be at your best.  And, let’s face it — they’re simply more fun to work […]

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How to Tell Your Team That Organizational Change Is Coming

How to Tell Your Team That Organizational Change Is Coming

By Liz Kislik // This article was originally posted on hbr.org. From time to time, every leader has to deliver news that is hard for employees to hear. Even when businesses are doing well, organizational and structural change is to be expected, and acquisitions, reorganizations, or policy changes can affect people’s jobs in ways that create […]

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6 Steps to Make Your Strategic Plan Really Strategic

6 Steps to Make Your Strategic Plan Really Strategic

By Graham Kenny // This article was originally posted on hbr.org. Why is it that when a group of managers gets together for a strategic planning session they often emerge with a document that’s devoid of “strategy”, and often not even a plan? I have one such document in front of me as I write this. […]

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How Managers Can Prevent Their Teams from Burning Out

How Managers Can Prevent Their Teams from Burning Out

By Jen Fisher // This article was originally posted on hbr.org. No organization wants to burn out its employees. And yet, according to new research, companies’ efforts to prevent prolonged stress among their staffs are falling short. When Deloitte recently surveyed 1,000 full-time employees in the United States, we found that that 77% had experienced burnout at […]

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How to Advance in Your Career When Your Boss Won’t Help

How to Advance in Your Career When Your Boss Won’t Help

By Kristi Hedges // This article was originally posted on hbr.org. I recently moderated a panel at a conference and asked the group of successful executives to describe someone who has been instrumental in their careers. Two panelists eagerly jumped in with stories of bosses who had mentored, encouraged, and opened doors for them. Then, […]

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Are You Productive Enough?

Are You Productive Enough?

By Elizabeth Grace Saunders // This article was originally posted on hbr.org. Productive: “Achieving or producing a significant amount of result.” Enough: “As much or as many as required.” As a time management coach, I’m keenly aware that you could answer the question “Am I productive enough?” using a variety of methods. I’m also familiar with the […]

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Take Control of Your Learning at Work

Take Control of Your Learning at Work

By Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic // This article was originally posted on hbr.org. Human beings have an astonishing ability to learn, but our motivation to do so tends to decrease with age, particularly in adulthood. As children, we are naturally curious and free to explore the world around us. As adults, we are much more interested in preserving what […]

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4 Ways Leaders Can Protect Their Time and Empower Their Teams

4 Ways Leaders Can Protect Their Time and Empower Their Teams

By Maura Thomas // This article was originally posted on hbr.org. We know that controlling what we pay attention to is the key to living an intentional life.  According to an informal poll of my clients, one of the biggest impediments to attention management is “O.P.P.” — other people’s problems. This is a particular problem for my […]

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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 // This article was originally posted on hbr.org. 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. […]

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