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Hand off
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The Right Way to Transfer Knowledge

Bridging the generational divide is good for the future of your business. By Ashley Keating When older employees retires, younger employees must step up. All too often, however, the next generation wants to do it their own way—or, at the very least, doesn’t appreciate the full value of the retiring […]

Monkey See, Monkey Do
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Monkey See, Monkey Blow Off the Afternoon Meeting

Your employees are watching you—especially for cues about balancing work and life. By Ashley Keating Everyone has been the new kid at some point—looking to your new teammates for hints about your new norms. Those looks turn into stares around 5 pm. A new study in the International Journal of Stress […]

Rabbit or the Rebel
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Do You Work for a Rebel or a Rabbit?

Silly question? Hardly. Knowing the answer may help you hire, motivate, and retain top talent. By Ashley Keating Children use anthropomorphism to make sense of the world. The wind is angry. The doll is talking. The cat is judging. (Actually, the latter might be true.) Adults, it turns out, do […]

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5 Gender Balance Myths Most Men Still Believe

To balance our workplaces, we need to blow up these misconceptions. By Avivah Wittenberg-Cox For the past two decades, I’ve dedicated my career to working on gender issues. During the first decade, I led a professional women’s network and listened to thousands of women from across Europe. And in the […]

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In Team We Trust

The authors have uncovered tried-and-true ways to build high psychological safety and trust cultures in workplace teams. The rewards? Growth, engagement, purpose, and performance. By Kenneth M. Nowack, Ph.D. and Paul J. Zak, Ph.D. Teams are increasingly commonplace in organizations, with leadership shifting away from a focus on individual results […]

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Is Your Culture Too Nice?

“Nice” is necessary to success. But “too nice” is holding many businesses back. Here’s how to find the line so that you never cross it. By Marc Effron The CEO finishes her remarks at your annual shareholders meeting and mentally braces herself for the Q&A. It’s been a particularly tough […]

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Why Great Employees Quit (and What You Can Do About It)

We don’t put enough effort into finding out why good people leave. Here’s why we really ought to. By Kevin Oakes This past January, Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank, unexpectedly announced his resignation a full 3.5 years before his second five-year term was set to expire. Kim’s […]

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Can’t We All Just Belong?

How do you boost employee sentiment? By satisfying each team member’s three personal needs: believing, becoming, and belonging. Lead the way and your organization will soar. By Dave Ulrich It was J.B. Ritchie, the professor who introduced me to organization behavior and subsequently became a lifelong mentor, who once told […]

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Your Workplace is Toxic. Literally.

Harmful office practices like overbearing bosses and frantic deadlines promote out-of-control employee stress and all its attendant harms. But workers aren’t the only ones who lose when they’re grinded into the ground. And the author has the evidence. By Jeffrey Pfeffer, Ph.D. You don’t have to work in a coal […]

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Win the Culture War

Too many companies are deploying the wrong weapons in the battle to retain top talent. Here’s what actually matters. By Graham H. Lowman, Ph.D., and Peter D. Harms, Ph.D. Between a tight labor market and the increasing necessity to attract and retain top talent, companies can find themselves in the […]