The Duncan Report

Why the “People Stuff” is Key to Effective Change

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“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” As many five-year-olds might recognize, that bit of wisdom comes from Dr. Seuss. But for a lot of grownups, managing change seems to be more complicated. Here’s one expert’s advice on simplifying your change efforts.

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Micromedia: Big-Time Influence, Small-Time Budget

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Do you have big ideas but a small budget? Do you assume you can’t compete with all the media noise? Think again. These experts will share tips for mastering the new media landscape.

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Office Politics: Tools for Taking Charge

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Many people who claim dissatisfaction with their jobs are actually okay with the work itself. Their angst is with relationships—with managers and/or coworkers. Here are expert tips for navigating the rough waters of office politics.

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On a Negative Path at Work? Why Mental Maps Matter


Hardly anyone argues against being positive. But much of the rah rah talk out there comes across as intellectual pablum. But here’s an expert who translates aspirations into specific and practical organizational actions.

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Blunt Prescriptions for Parenting (Hints for the Workplace, Too)


American children are falling behind in academics, health, attitudes, and simple manners. Here are some blunt parenting tips to help make it all better.

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How to Say ‘No!’ Without Getting Fired

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In the workplace, or any place, there are ways to say “no” without being insubordinate. In fact, smart leaders and smart followers adopt practices that enable honest conversations to navigate their relationships.

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