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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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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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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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How to Use Mindfulness to Increase Your Team’s Creativity

How to Use Mindfulness to Increase Your Team’s Creativity

By Ellen Keithline Byrne and Tojo Thatchenkery // This article was originally posted on hbr.org. There’s a fundamental contradiction when organizations ask employees to maintain a fast pace of work and be creative. What often happens in hectic workplaces is that employees resort to autopilot or habitual ways of working. When they don’t have the time or […]

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How to Focus on What’s Important, Not Just What’s Urgent

How to Focus on What’s Important, Not Just What’s Urgent

By Alice Boyes // This article was originally posted on hbr.org. Do you get to the end of the day and feel that you’ve met your most pressing deadlines but haven’t accomplished anything that’s fundamentally important? You’re hardly alone. In a series of studies recently published in the Journal of Consumer Research, people typically chose to complete tasks that had […]

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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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