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How to Lead When You’re Feeling Afraid

How to Lead When You’re Feeling Afraid

By Peter Bregman // This article was originally posted on hbr.org. I’d known Jeff (not his real name) for many years, as a client and as a friend, but I’d never seen him so thrown. I could feel his fear, his sense of uncertainty. And it was with good reason. Jeff was the head of […]

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Why Managers Shouldn’t Have the Final Say in Performance Reviews

Why Managers Shouldn’t Have the Final Say in Performance Reviews

By Will Demeré, Karen L. Sedatole, and Alexander Woods// This article was originally posted on hbr.org. Performance evaluation systems are critical for evaluating, motivating, and rewarding employees, but companies are hard-pressed to find a system that achieves these goals and promotes fair evaluations. Inconsistencies and biases in the evaluation process can leave employees dissatisfied and […]

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Become a More Productive Learner

Become a More Productive Learner

By Matt Plummer and Jo Wilson // This article was originally posted on hbr.org. Today we consume five times more information every day than we did in 1986, an incredible amount that’s equivalent to a 174 newspapers…a day. That probably includes a lot of Instagram posts, but it’s not only social media. The corporate e-learning space has […]

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Why New Leaders Should Be Wary of Quick Wins

Why New Leaders Should Be Wary of Quick Wins

By Dan Ciampa // This article was originally posted on hbr.org. As soon as you step into a top position at a company that needs to significantly improve the way it operates, there’s pressure to get off to a quick start. Yet the best way to succeed, paradoxically, is to slow things down. Forces pushing […]

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The Right Way to Respond to Negative Feedback

The Right Way to Respond to Negative Feedback

By Tasha Eurich // This article was originally posted on hbr.org. Feedback, as they say, is a gift. Research bears this out, suggesting that it’s a key driver of performance and leadership effectiveness. Negative feedback in particular can be valuable because it allows us to monitor our performance and alerts us to important changes we need to make. […]

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How New Managers Can Send the Right Leadership Signals

How New Managers Can Send the Right Leadership Signals

By Amy Jen Su // This article was originally posted on hbr.org. One of the most exciting and — sometimes anxiety-producing transitions in a career — comes when you move from being an individual contributor to becoming a manager. At this juncture, what you think, what you say, and how you show up — in effect, your […]

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How to Work with Someone Who’s Always Stressed Out

How to Work with Someone Who’s Always Stressed Out

By Rebecca Knight // This article was originally posted on hbr.org. We all know people who seem to be constantly stressed out — who claim to be buried in work, overloaded with projects, and without a minute to spare. Colleagues like that can be difficult to work with, but you probably don’t have a choice. How […]

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How to Get Excited About Topics That Bore You

How to Get Excited About Topics That Bore You

By Barbara Oakley // This article was originally posted on hbr.org I used to be the prototypical young mathphobe: I flunked or barely passed any math course I was forced to orbit. For me, graduating from high school was thrilling in that I would never have to touch a math or science book again. Math not only didn’t […]

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What to Do When You’re Returning to a Company You Used to Work For

What to Do When You’re Returning to a Company You Used to Work For

By Rebecca Knight // This article was originally posted on hbr.org. The idea of boomerang employees — workers who voluntarily leave a job at an organization and then rejoin that same organization at a later date — is gaining more and more acceptance from hiring managers and in the labor force. If you’re one of these employees, how should […]

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