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Get your team thinking very creatively

September 2, 2022
Collect a box of odds and ends, the less useful the better. Tell the group that the organization has overproduced these items and has thousands, or millions, left in stock—and it’s the group’s job to figure out how to market them to recoup the costs.

Is playing the busy card a bad move?

August 26, 2022
In a 2019 CNBC article, author and consultant Gary Burnison cited some Harvard Business School research on how our choices in declining or avoiding invitations—both social and professional—have significant interpersonal effect.

Covid and the art of Zen: Remote leadership strategies in crazy and challenging times

August 26, 2022
The term “Zen leadership” may sound a bit cliché, but its focus works particularly well in chaotic environments like we’re experiencing today. How can Zen leadership help in situations where team members work remotely or in a hybrid environment?

Are great chances staring you in the face?

August 10, 2022
Recognizing the moment when a big break is possible is a skill that can be honed and strengthened. Here are some tips that can be applied to whatever sort of opportunity you’re on the lookout for.

This micro-startup spotted what others missed

August 10, 2022
It all began when teenager Jaime Ibanez of Fort Worth, Texas bought Lays chips in bulk and sold them to his friends at a profit in South Hills High School.

Don’t say this word unless you mean it!

August 10, 2022
Along with the recent omnipresence of “literally” and “absolutely,” is it even possible to count how many times you hear the word “definitely” in the course of a day? Is this an infuriating laziness, an epidemic of insincerity, an inattentiveness to language?

It looked bad for these 3 dreamers. But then…

August 10, 2022
Need a little inspiration after that last project flop? Read on.

‘What did I just say?’

August 3, 2022
We should always strive to improve our communication with others. But you’re not always responsible for what they take in or absorb.

5 easy ways to stretch your brain

August 3, 2022
“If you’re too right-brained,” says author and speaker Lee Silber, “you’re never getting anything done; you’re all over the place. If you’re too left, you’re too rigid. So, let’s put them together.” Here’s how to make sure your awesome halves stay sharp.

Some managers are the balloon, some are the hot air

July 29, 2022
A man in a hot air balloon, realizing he was lost, reduced altitude and spotted a woman on the ground. He descended and shouted, “Excuse me, can you help me? I don’t know where I am.”