How to Deal with Toxic Personalities in Your Workplace

January 16, 2022

Who hasn’t had to deal with a jerk at work? If you’ve managed to miss that unfun experience, just hang on. It’ll come. And the good news is that you can make a proactive choice on how to deal with it. When faced with a problem work mate, you can adopt the approach of one…

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Burnout? Here Are Some Smart Ways to Lower the Risk

January 10, 2022

Are you depressed? Exhausted? Losing interest in work? Headed for burnout? You could be, and not even know it. The social and workplace turmoil associated with the worldwide pandemic has created a perfect storm for mental and emotional challenges that many people never imagined they would face. Hundreds of organizations are studying the effects of…

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The Long Game: Success with Purpose and a Plan

December 22, 2021

“Remember to dream big, think long-term, underachieve on a daily basis, and take baby steps. That is the key to long-term success.” Those 24 words by businessman and author Robert Kiyosaki provide a thumbnail tutorial on navigating your current job, your overall career, and your life in general. Dorie Clark takes it even further in…

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So, You Want to Be an Impact Player? Here’s How to Do It

December 13, 2021

As the world gradually transitions to post-pandemic realities, we need a new playbook for the workplace. Many of the necessary changes are still in development. But one thing is certain: self-managing employees will likely emerge as the new leaders. Nobody understands this dynamic better than Liz Wiseman. A researcher and leadership advisor who coaches executives…

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For Best Impact, Play Bigger Than Your Title

December 6, 2021

My friend Bill was a superb performer at a nuclear power plant where he worked. He was one of those guys who—regardless of the assignment—always added value beyond what his coworkers even imagined. He carefully listened to everyone, regardless of their role. He appreciated contrary viewpoints. He challenged the status quo. He frequently saw performance…

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Is Your Teamwork Not Working? Try These Ideas

November 29, 2021

Have you ever been on a team that couldn’t seem to get its act together? Of course, you have. So, you know about the frustration that comes with poor planning, aimless meetings, weak execution, disappointing results and all the rest. Dr. Valerie Patrick feels your pain. With 25 years of experience leading technical and strategic…

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Strategies for Getting the Job You Really Want

November 22, 2021

The job market is a crazy place these days. As pandemic life slowly recedes (despite flareups in some areas), people are rethinking what work means to them. They’re reassessing how they are valued and how they spend their time. Record numbers are leaving their jobs. And they aren’t just quitting their jobs. They are redefining…

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Your Workplace: Happiness Is As Happiness Does

November 16, 2021

We live in a world of constant change. “Adapt or die” is really not an overstatement of what’s required to stay resilient and grow as individuals and as organizations. The secret, if it can even be called that, is to infuse our workplace systems—and humanity itself—with happiness. Jenn Lim has made this pursuit her life’s…

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Work Wearing You Out? Speed Up By Slowing Down

November 8, 2021

It’s probably safe to say that most of us like to be productive. We may have different ideas about what “productive” looks like, but we nevertheless like to get stuff done. And regardless of where we may land on the efficiency-effectiveness continuum, most of us like the idea of getting our “stuff” done in less…

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