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Conflict at Work: How to Help Your Remote Team Do Conflict Better

Let's Grow Leaders

Got Conflict at Work? Help your remote team do conflict better with a few Powerful Phrases Navigating conflict at work is hard. Doing conflict at work well when you’re not in the same room, in different time zones, when you’re dealing with what Phil, our IT guy, would call “a crap ton” of rapid change is even harder. We call this conflict cocktail, The “Wedge Driver. 1.

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How to Make Wise Decisions

Leading Blog

W E ALL MAKE bad or certainly less-than-stellar decisions for any number of reasons. Sometimes, there are too many options to choose from. Or, conversely, we don’t bother to explore other options than the ones in front of us. We easily create narratives to fit our interpretation of reality, cherry-picking the information that gets us what we want. And these are just the more common challenges we face.

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Good Stupid or Bad Stupid You Choose

Leadership Freak

“Momma always said, ‘Stupid is as stupid does.’” Forest Gump I think momma means stupid is defined by actions. There's a good stupid and a bad stupid. Here's how to avoid the bad and embrace the good.

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How AI Can Best Augment Emotional Intelligence in Leadership

Lead from Within

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in leadership may seem paradoxical. Leadership is often linked to human emotional intelligence. But AI can enhance leadership emotional intelligence. As an executive leadership coach I would like to explore how AI boosts leaders’ emotional intelligence, aiding them in human interactions. Five Ways AI Augments Emotional Intelligence in Leadership: Data-Driven Insights: AI provides leaders with data-driven insights into team dynamics and individual behaviors.

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New DOL Final Overtime Rules: Quickstart Guide for Employers

There’s a new overtime salary threshold that will impact employers across the country. If you have an employee making less than $43,888 on July 1 or less than $58,656 on January 1, you’re going to have to start paying overtime. Download Paycor’s guide to learn: Which groups of employees are affected? How should you classify employees? Best ways to mitigate risk.

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When Your Boss Is Younger Than You

The Horizons Tracker

When former Airbnb’er Chip Conley created the Modern Elder Academy, he attempted to reverse some of the discrimination older people were facing in the workplace by highlighting the wisdom older workers possess. Perhaps unconsciously, he also reinforced the notion that wisdom and experience tend to be something that we accrue with age, and is therefore passed down from the old to the young.

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Be a Leader Who is a ‘Friction Fixer’


I recently interacted with a senior business leader of a large organization. During our conversation he mentioned, “Our biggest enemy is not our competitors but our own complexity as an organization in form of organizational design, structures, processes, culture, systems, tools, scale and metrics.” Throughout my career, I have consistently seen increasing friction as an organization scales and grows.

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What's the Best Advice You Ever Got?

Mills Scofield

I was recently asked what was the best career advice I ever received. That’s a hard question; I’m blessed to have received a lot of great advice! But, there was one piece, in the first month of my career, that has been foundational. As a young kid right out of college at Bell Labs, my first boss told me to always have 3 slides in my back pocket. These slides should describe The problem I was trying to solve and why it was a problem, Why it was worth solving, and What I needed to solve it.

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Values First—Then Culture


Dr. Sam Adeyemi reveals the six secrets to an enviable working culture for values-driven leaders and C-suite executives. Today’s guest post is b y Dr. Sam Adeyemi, author of “Dear Leader: Your Flagship Guide to Successful Leadership.” 6 Secrets to Creating an Enviable Working Environment If your organization were a mechanic, your working culture would be the tools of your trade.

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The Impact Of Harassment On Our Commute To Work

The Horizons Tracker

The commute to work is widely understood to have beneficial qualities as it can provide a valuable buffer between personal and professional lives. Research from the University of Iowa reminds us, however, that these benefits don’t emerge when you’re abused during the journey. The researchers identified several factors that can impact work engagement and productivity after experiencing harassment during one’s commute: Proximity to work: The closer the harassment occurs in both d

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Admitting the Real Problem – Even When It’s Hard

Ron Edmondson

Sometimes as a leader the hardest part is identifying – and then admitting – the real problem. In one of my first vocational leadership roles, I managed a large retail division of a major department store. The division had several departments within it and each department had a separate department manager. Most of the departments were efficient, profitable, and easy to manage.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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Being Able To “Outsmart” Technology Is Important To Workers

The Horizons Tracker

A few years ago Adecco asked workers how they felt about the introduction of AI-based technology into the workplace, and the overwhelming majority felt optimistic, saying that they thought it would make their lives better. The emergence of ChatGPT in 2022 sparked a fresh wave of fears that jobs would be automated en masse, but a recent study from ISM University of Management and Economics suggests that workers remain fine with AI in the workplace, providing they retain the belief that they have

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Biotechnology frontiers- Research and funding opportunities, Are CEOs ready?

CEO Insider

Research is increasingly becoming multidisciplinary and collaborative. India and most countries are fast responding and reflecting to this shift in the collaborative research. India too has extended opportunities for researchers engaged in the field of life sciences, intending to capitalise international funding schemes for mutual gain. The government of India has also launched several funding […] The post Biotechnology frontiers- Research and funding opportunities, Are CEOs ready?

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Charge Forth With Confidence: Exploring Power in the Workplace

HR Digest

Leaders hold a position of power in the workplace—this we know, understand, and accept on most days. We treat authority with some reverence and listen to those who hold different forms of power at work in order to function within the organization. Despite feeling like followers rather than doers, however, there are many different types of power in a workspace that allow for each employee to showcase their authority in innovative ways.

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5 Well-Intentioned Behaviors That Can Hurt Your Team

Harvard Business Review

Most people can spot a toxic leader and connect the dots on why and how they are causing damage. But it’s much harder to recognize when well-intentioned leaders are actually hurting their teams because they aren’t aware of their negative impact, and team members aren’t always comfortable pushing back. If you’re a manager with a strong desire to be helpful to your team, be aware of these five common ways you may inadvertently hurt them despite your best intentions.

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Individual Development Plan Template

There’s no way around it: sometimes employees need your help. Use this free template to clarify expectations, share resources, and set a timeline. Best case scenario, this process helps them improve. Worst case, your great recordkeeping keeps you compliant even if they move on. Download the template today!

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The Seven Ways To Become A Generous Leader

Eric Jacobson

Speaking about his new book, The Generous Leader , author Joe Davis says, “This book is about the ways in which you can become a generous leader to be part of something bigger than yourself.” He adds that the old model for a leader – a top-down, unilateral, single-focus boss, isn’t effective in today’s workplace. “That old model no longer attracts talent, invites collaboration, or gets the best results from the team.

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To Succeed with AI, Adopt a Beginner’s Mindset

Harvard Business Review

Times of substantial tech progress and change, like the current AI revolution, create fear and anxiety. This often causes leaders to fall back on their ego and emphasize their expertise, closing their minds and negatively impacting their people and organizations. Instead, leaders need to take on a beginner’s mindset of openness and curiosity. This is not easy.

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How to Become a More Empathetic Listener

Harvard Business Review

When the subject of how to be a good listener comes up, psychologists often talk about the value of “perspective-taking” — that is, projecting ourselves into the lives of those we’re listening to. This has been shown to make us grow more generous and less prejudiced toward them, but it’s a flawed way to understand others, because it treats empathy as a solo sport, encouraging listeners simply to try to understand what someone else is going through.

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How Do I Stay on the Fast Track to the Next Level of Leadership?

Harvard Business Review

A high performing leader on the fast track must learn how to build new skills and relationships to get to the next level in her career.

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ABM Evolution: How Top Marketers Are Using Account-Based Strategies

In times of economic uncertainty, account-based strategies are essential. According to several business analysts and practitioners, ABM is a necessity for creating more predictable revenue. Research shows that nearly three-quarters of marketers (74%) already have the resources needed to build successful ABM programs.