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Extract value from every encounter

June 14, 2018
Listening to your employees involves more than running staff meetings and taking a few questions at the end. To maximize each encounter at work, try these four things.

Surveys will continue until morale improves

June 14, 2018
Q. We’re thinking of surveying our entire workforce specifically about their morale. Do you think that’s a good move, or might it come across as weak?

Public speaking … just for laughs

June 14, 2018
Q. People can give me all the tips in the world about how to control my nerves before a speech, but they never seem to take. Want to take a crack at one?

Steve Jobs v. George Lucas: The standoff

June 14, 2018
In late 1985, Steve Jobs had launched NeXT and wanted to buy a unit of Lucasfilm that made special-effects software for the movies. But finalizing a deal meant haggling with George Lucas, a notoriously hard negotiator.

Take ‘4R’ test before deciding

June 14, 2018
When you get close to making a decision, apply this “4R Test” for leaders.

3 steps to unlock your brilliance

June 14, 2018
To generate breakthroughs, you cannot just force yourself to be brilliant. The creative process flows better if you impose some discipline. Enhance your creative output by taking these steps.

Prone to these 3 bad email habits?

June 14, 2018
Watch out for these common email practices that undermine your employees’ most important work.

Most incredible turnaround moment ever?

June 14, 2018
Music producer Quincy Jones started life as a hustler on the South Side of Chicago, but found his path after his family moved to a town near Seattle.

5 things you can do as a middle manager to position yourself for upward mobility

June 5, 2018
Do you find yourself thinking you have what it takes to accept more responsibility? Here are five things you can do to position yourself for upward mobility.

3 reasons to carry a business card

May 23, 2018
If you think you no longer need a business card in today’s high-tech, “there’s an app for that” world, think again. Here are three reasons you should always carry some.
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