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If You Struggle to Trust People Read This

Leadership Freak

All leaders have faith in people. Cynics can't lead. They can boss but they can't inspire. Distrustful people can micromanage, but they can’t engage people. You can't trust everyone, but you must trust people to lead. Read about 4 ways to learn to trust people.

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From Smart to Wise: Transformative Insights for Leaders

Next Level Blog

As a senior executive coach, I get to work with a lot of really smart people who have serious processing power upstairs. Smart, however, doesn’t always mean wise. In a nutshell, intelligence is usually about generating or acquiring knowledge while wisdom is about exercising good judgment in applying that knowledge. There are other simple distinctions between intelligence and wisdom that you can use as a guide to determine in which direction you lean or, better yet, what it looks like to strike a


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4 Reasons Your Top Talented Employees Are Losing Their Motivation

Lead from Within

Retaining top talent is essential for any organization looking to stay ahead in today’s competitive business environment. In my experience as an executive leadership coach, I’ve observed talented individuals losing motivation, a trend that can significantly impact a company’s operational excellence and innovation. Pinpointing the causes behind this slump in enthusiasm is crucial for leaders who aim to foster a productive, engaged, and loyal workforce.

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CEOs, Cybersecurity Leaders, Stressed Out By Phishing: Egress Report

CEO Insider

Phishing threat insights from a study of 500 cybersecurity leaders. Phishing has been around for decades and yet with each passing year, attacks are becoming increasingly pervasive and destructive. According to an independent study of 500 cybersecurity leaders conducted by UK security vendor Egress, 95% of leaders are stressed about email security, questioning their effectiveness.

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How HR Can Create a Culture of Feedback

Employees want meaningful feedback. Without it, 98% disengage from their work (Zippia). But do your managers know how to support them? Use this Quick Start Guide to get the conversation started. Your workers don’t just want jobs; they want careers. Invest in your team by giving them meaningful feedback. 65% of employees want more feedback (Zippia). Workers who get daily feedback are 3x more engaged (Clear Company).

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The Secret Sauce: What Makes Some Consulting Firms Flourish While Others Flounder?

David A Fields

Two consulting firm owners reached out to my firm. You’ll find the difference between them enlightening. Clarissa has a clipped, lilting voice that quickly reveals a sharp mind and passion for consulting. Over five years, Clarissa’s firm grew from a handful of people to a bustling beehive of projects that boasts 70 employees We discussed … Continued The post The Secret Sauce: What Makes Some Consulting Firms Flourish While Others Flounder?

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Using Parked Vehicles To Store Energy

The Horizons Tracker

Scientists at the University of Waterloo are using parked electric vehicles to act like portable generators, helping to power overworked and old electricity grids. By studying the energy needs during busy times on Alberta’s power grid, the researchers suggest a new way to boost electricity grids using fuel cells in trucks. “Canada’s power grids need to be upgraded,” the researchers explain. “But the price of Alberta’s power grid is much higher than other provi

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Do Bonuses Help To Motivate People?

The Horizons Tracker

Lots of companies give out bonuses at the end of January. Researchers at Tilburg University wanted to know if these bonuses really make a difference in today’s workplaces, where teams have to solve tricky problems together. Turns out, bonuses do work well and boost performance in this kind of setting by helping good leaders emerge. Working together as a team, especially when it involves thinking analytically, has become a big deal in recent decades.

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In Defense of Degrowth

Harvard Business Review

There is a critical need to reassess the focus on continuous growth in the global economic system. The concept of “degrowth” challenges the necessity of perpetual economic expansion for human prosperity, suggesting it contradicts ecological sustainability on a planet with finite resources. Despite some resistance, especially from the business sector, the arguments supporting degrowth underscore the inextricable link between economic growth and environmental degradation, proposing a shift toward

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Using AI To Deliver Effective Feedback

The Horizons Tracker

Feedback is a crucial part of any functioning workplace, and a typical day is usually littered with feedback, whether from our supervisor, our peers, customers, or even the technology we interact with. Research from Cambridge Judge Business School explores whether the feedback we get from machines is treated differently than that from humans in terms of our ability to improve and learn from our mistakes.

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When Your Team Offloads Their Stress onto You

Harvard Business Review

Being a leader in today’s evolving workplace is more emotionally demanding than ever — and especially so if you’re quietly sustaining the emotional well-being of your team or others. In this article, the author outlines five strategies to help you perform this vital organizational role without burning yourself out: 1) Seek to understand — not to feel. 2) Install boundaries. 3) Savor your positive impact. 4) Show yourself equal care. 5) Tie your contributions to performance.

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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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Frank Sonnenberg Online

BECOME: Unleash the Power of Moral Character and Be Proud of the Life You Choose People care so much about their popularity, their appearance, and their status. They care about what people think, whether others approve, and how they measure up. What’s more, people buy things to appear successful and even lower their personal standards to gain acceptance.

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Yum! Brands’ Former CEO on Why You Should Never Stop Learning

Harvard Business Review

A conversation with David Novak about essential habits of successful leaders.

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Everything You Need to Know About APIs and How to Use and Manage Them

Strategy Driven

APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) are fundamental to software development in our interconnected digital world. They enable different software systems to communicate and share data, driving innovation and efficiency across various platforms. This guide provides an overview of what APIs are, how to use them, and best practices for managing them effectively.

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Trading in Highs for Lows—UAW President Under Investigation

HR Digest

Shawn Fain has enjoyed great success since taking on the role of a union leader, but the UAW president is facing an investigation by a federal monitor over allegations of retaliation against other union leaders. The federal investigation into the UAW has shattered the image of a united front that the union had been presenting to workers and the repercussions may cause ripples in all their future campaigns.

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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.