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Performance

Boost Your Team’s Performance—with Neuropsychology!

Three-quarters of all cross-functional collaborations fail in the workplace. Solution: Stop thinking like a group, and start thinking like a team. By Jonathan Kirschner, Psy.D., and Robyn Garrett Picture this: You’re in the second hour (and counting) of an afternoon project team Zoom meeting that was supposed to run for […]

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Culture

The Fun Way to Build Your Team During a Pandemic

Colleagues don’t need to physically be in the same room to bond, have a blast, and solve problems under pressure. By James Warner When COVID-19 hit, my wife and I were planning the launch of our live-hosted, virtual escape room company, Paruzal Games. Due to all the changes in our world, we […]

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Leadership

How to Lead During a Pandemic: Pretend Everyone Is Pregnant

Yes, we’re serious. It’s the easiest way to put your team at ease. By Robyn L. Garrett When I was pregnant with my first child, my aunt came to stay with me. I was so excited to see her, especially because I hadn’t told her the big news yet. I […]

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Change

You’re Not as Agile As You Think (and Neither Is Your Organization)

Driving change amidst disruption is great in theory. But true agility isn’t about creating chaos—it’s about keeping things simple and stable. By Elaine Pulakos, Ph.D. Organizational agility and resilience have never been more important than they are today.  With disruptions from a global pandemic and changing technologies posing significant (even […]

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Feedback

5 Instant Feedback Fixes That Will Make You a Better Leader

Sharpen your performance review skills with these super simple strategies. By Liliana Chitnis Of all the tactics that great leaders take, sharing feedback is perhaps the most crucial for the continued growth of any organization.  Passing on positive criticism to employees can improve their productivity and performance, as well as […]

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Ideas

The Real Reason Women Aren’t Advancing

Need to fix your gender representation problem? Then you need to fix your feedback. Here, real talent executives reveal where to start. By Angela Lane and Sergey Gorbatov  Women continue to be underrepresented at senior levels in the workplace. Catalyst, a global nonprofit organization supporting the advancement of women in […]

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Ideas

Your CHRO Doesn’t Need to Come from HR. Just Ask These Leaders

Meet three business veterans who reinvented their organizations’ HR functions from the top. By Antoine Tirard and Claire Harbour In 2005, Fast Company published an article with a provocative headline that quickly became infamous in corporate circles: “Why We Hate HR.” Echoing a popular workplace belief, the authors asked why HR was broken, and […]

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Change

Are Your Leaders Ready for the Next Normal?

If your organization’s system for developing leadership wasn’t dead already, 2020 put it out of its misery for good. With unknown crises lurking around the corner, prep your top talent by prioritizing versatility. By Rob Kaiser The black swan of COVID-19 came from out of nowhere to disrupt daily life and […]

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Culture

How to Beat Burnout During a Pandemic (and Beyond)

Employees have never been lonelier or less engaged than they are now. This initiative can help you reverse the trend. By Laura Francis Burned out. Stressed. Tired. These themes reflect the way employees feel today, according to a FlexJobs, Mental Health America survey. The report shows 75 percent of people have […]

Leadership

Personality Psychology: The Nature of Human Nature

What does evolutionary biology have to do with personality psychology or organizational behavior? Everything. By Derek Lusk, Ph.D., Ryne Sherman, Ph.D., and Robert Hogan, Ph.D. Our human ancestors repeatedly solved many problems related to their own survival (avoiding threats, finding food) and reproduction (finding a mate, caring for one’s kin). […]