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Is Your Team Tearing Itself Apart?

Many senior executives sabotage their success with poor communication and unnecessary competition. Here’s how to stop the chaos before it starts. By Wanda T. Wallace, Ph.D., and Peter Wright It isn’t easy being on a senior team. Members must grapple with market changes, digital competition, growth strategies, and global forces—not […]

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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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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 […]

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Out with Talent, In with Fit

Selecting candidates based on technical skills and previous success no longer works. Want to hire for the 21st century? Shift your focus. By Warren Kennaugh If your organization is like most others, you spend a ton of time and money sticking to the script. You know the one: First you […]

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5 Myths About Remote Work, Busted

No, it’s not bad for your bottom line, and your people can be just as productive. Here’s the truth about employees who work from home—and how to seamlessly lead them over Slack. By Robyn L. Garrett In the past several months, businesses have rushed to modify their remote work policies to adapt […]

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The New Rules of Work-Family Integration

Paid maternity leave isn’t enough. If you want to compete globally, you need to think bigger, broader, and better. By Maura Mills, Ph.D. I want to start by sharing a secret: Employed new mothers in the United States aren’t always crying. You’d think they were given the cultural script that […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]