Mon.May 27, 2024

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Why “Agree to Disagree” Stinks and What to Say Instead for Better Work Relationships

Let's Grow Leaders

“Agree to disagree” is dismissive, shuts down collaboration, and prevents meaningful solutions. Faced with conflict at work, you might think “let’s agree to disagree” is an easy way to move on from the conversation. The words seem peaceful and hint at mutual respect. But in actual use, they aren’t peaceful, or helpful, at all. The phrase implies a deadlock, which can prevent the resolution of underlying issues and hinder productive work relationships.

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12 Things Not to Do When Giving Important Feedback

Lead from Within

Providing feedback is a vital aspect of leadership and personal growth. As an executive leadership coach, I knowhow valuable constructive feedback can be in helping individuals and teams thrive. However, giving feedback effectively is an art that requires finesse and skill. Here are 12 common pitfalls to avoid when delivering important feedback. Recognizing and steering clear of these mistakes will enhance your ability to provide feedback that is constructive, well-received, and conducive to gro

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Sustainable Employee Benefit Trends in 2024

Women on Business

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5 Ways to Sound Helpful Not Patronizing | #PeopleSkills #Communication

Kate Nasser

Do people see you as patronizing or helpful? Here are 5 tangible tips from The People Skills Coach™ to be helpful to others. Leadership, Teamwork, Service! The post 5 Ways to Sound Helpful Not Patronizing | #PeopleSkills #Communication appeared first on KateNasser.com.

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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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I Am the Storm: Learning How to be a Better Leader

thoughtLEADERS, LLC

Psychological strength is key for any leader. Courage to face the storm is a skill that develops with experience. Today’s guest post is b y Oleg Konovalov, author of The Fisherman’s Path to Leadership: 224 Lessons from the Wisdom of Nature. We are all perfect for today and we are comfortable in it. Yet, how strong we are for tomorrow’s challenges defines our leadership capacity.

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1:1 Meetings Are Something All Managers Should Work On

The Horizons Tracker

I suspect it would be incredibly rare to find a manager who thinks that they have too “few” meetings. Indeed, estimates suggest that the typical manager spends around 23 hours a week in meetings. This is compounded by the general futility of most meetings, with few yielding any kind of productive outcome. In Glad We Met , UNC Charlotte’s Steven Rogelberg suggests that it’s not necessarily the number of meetings we have but rather the type of meeting that is the problem.

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Do Children Learn Effectively From Robots?

The Horizons Tracker

In today’s digital world, kids come across tons of stuff online. Some of it might not be true, and a bunch of it is made by machines like those language models driven by AI. As kids get older, they must learn how to tell if something is reliable or not – that’s a big part of thinking smart. A study from the Singapore University of Technology and Design found that little ones, aged 3 to 5, pick who to trust based on how accurate someone or something has been in the past.

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Does Your Boss Practice Toxic Positivity?

Harvard Business Review

Being happy and positive at work can be a win-win for employees and organizations. But what happens when your boss practices toxic positivity? No matter how bad or stressful the situation is or how difficult the circumstances, they convince themselves that simply acting happy or thinking positively will change the outcome — then spread this toxic positivity to their teams.

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NLRB’s Civility Policy Decision Stumps Starbucks

HR Digest

NLRB’s decision on a civility policy enforced at Starbucks has concluded that the coffee chain was found to be in violation of labor laws. Time and again, we keep getting drawn into reports of Starbucks clashing with workers and creating a restrictive work environment, especially in association with unionization efforts at the company. The latest Starbucks civility rule controversy has been ongoing since September 2022, when the first case was filed after Starbucks fired an employee for “yelling

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AI Is Making Economists Rethink the Story of Automation

Harvard Business Review

Economists have traditionally believed that new technology lifts all boats. But in the case of AI, some are asking: Will some employees get left behind?

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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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Informal Groups Are Key To Innovation Ecosystems

The Horizons Tracker

Researchers at Bocconi University suggest that informal groups, working together in areas with tough competition and poor resource management, could be the solution to creating innovation hubs. These hubs, or innovation ecosystems, bring together government, universities, and others to boost innovation and commercialize key technologies. While a lot of attention has been given to how these ecosystems evolve, not much has focused on the early stages of setting them up.