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Motivation razzle-dazzle: What could go wrong?

April 16, 2018

Q. My efforts to motivate people are not doing so great, and I have a feeling what would work better is a bit of showy exuberance, or a fiery display of some kind to break the calm around here. How can something like this backfire?

When you’re waaaay out in front

April 13, 2018

Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to Congress, served two separate terms during the years our country entered world wars. Many of her cutting-edge ideas became accepted, but many were still considered radical.

8 movies for the bold and ambitious

April 12, 2018
One leadership motivation tool that never gets dull is the movie that documents the true story of someone who overcame brutal challenges to become a legend. Here are a few of our favorites.

There’s no “I” in “team” (but I wish there were)

April 12, 2018
Q. We’re so irritatingly team-based where I work that my best ideas just get folded into everyone else’s. How do I make sure I get some of the credit I think I deserve?

Don’t let the lack of a path keep you from moving

April 12, 2018
Q. I work for a company where the responsibility for upward mobility is entirely on the employees; there’s no career development program, no performance reviews. What’s the best strategy to start out with given these restrictions?

The pleasures of very sore feet

April 12, 2018
When is the last time you took a trip not because of its obvious pleasures, but despite the difficulties you knew it would bring?

The dark moment that may define you

April 12, 2018
Here are Morey Stettner’s simple action steps so that one day—hopefully no time soon—we can be of immense value to a staff searching for answers and comfort.

Create your own simple PED

April 12, 2018
Scientists are only just beginning to figure out the right combination and timing of exercise to improve brain function. Here are three tips to your simple PED (performance enhancing drug).

The 2 very opposite types of pride

April 12, 2018
Jessica Tracy, head of the Emotion and Self Lab at the University of British Columbia, draws a distinction between “authentic” pride and “hubristic” pride.

Work attire: Time to suit up?

April 12, 2018
That old advice to “dress for success” actually may have some grounding in science.
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