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If it works, get rid of it

Employers of all sizes have increasingly allowed staffers to work from home on a full- or part-time basis. But now some big corporations are changing their mind.

Starbucks’ charity bonded staff

Here’s an easy way to make your team come together: Mobilize everyone to donate time and energy to improve their community.

America's first woman judge

Esther Hobart Morris, a settler in the gold rush town of South Pass City, Wyo., became the first woman in America to serve as a justice of the peace in 1870, mere months after Wyoming allowed women to vote in 1869 and a half century before all U.S. women won the right to vote.

Risks, benefits of decision-making

Deciding is a process, not an event, so use that process to learn. Here are some benefits, risks and challenges.

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Shut down the 'shoulds'

Today's Leadership Tip

Don't start a speech by citing "eight ways to beat inflation" or "10 rules of teamwork." After the first one, your audience will quickly calculate how long you're likely to talk, and zone out. - Adapted from The Speechwriter's Handbook of Humor, Robert Orben, Marion Street Press.

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Q: When we’re up against a crunch deadline, our CEO tries to bolster our confidence by giving us a T-shirt with “YGT” on it. It stands for “You Got This.” I don’t need to be told I can tackle a tough challenge. I do need better support—more resources, more time, more cooperation from the CEO. Can I rip up my shirt?

The most brilliant notions will go nowhere unless you know how to convince others they're worthy. Download the book now from the leadership library.

Unless you are living under a rock (or don’t have a teenage daughter), you know that a selfie is a photo taken of yourself by yourself — likely with a cell phone camera. I’m going to ask you to take one right now.

Try these four steps from the Leader Communicator blog.

Q:  "A co-worker told me that he brings a voice recorder to work to catch people talking behind his back. He will tape it underneath a desk or hide it behind a picture. We used to be friends, but I now seem to be on the list of people that he hates. I’ve started searching my work area every morning to be sure his recorder isn’t there. Should I bring this to the attention of human resources?"  —Nervous in Indiana