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The 10 tenets of a group dynamic

June 8, 2022
“A group or co-operative enterprise is more likely to succeed,” wrote researchers Malcolm Harper and A.K. Roy in a study published in 1980, “if the following conditions are satisfied.”

Let employees go out how they want

June 8, 2022
Like most rituals, the office farewell party is, in theory, a nice idea. But honestly… who has ever enjoyed theirs?

Avoid falling for dichotomies

June 8, 2022
“Whenever you are faced with an either-or choice, you should try to take a broader view of the situation and consider alternative ways of solving the main problem confronting you.”

Choose and sequence the issues correctly

June 8, 2022
In Bill Scott’s book The Skills of Negotiating, he argues that selecting the exact issues to be negotiated, and the exact order in which this will be done, “often becomes itself a preliminary round of negotiation.”

Mike Nichols found greatness in diversity

June 8, 2022
Sometimes, finding the right team requires a change of environment.

Let this career pivot story inspire you

June 8, 2022
For more than ten years, Michael Solomon and Rishon Blumberg thrived with Brick Wall, an entertainment management firm guiding the careers of clients like pop icon John Mayer. Then, around 2002, the problems began.

Research well to influence others

June 8, 2022
Author Dorie Clark reminds us that consumers are always hungry for actual data. And what uncovers that data? Research. Developing shareable expertise through research or reviews can lead to great opportunities. By finding out just a little more than your audience already knows, you become seen as an authority.

The wisdom of being a broken record

June 8, 2022
Your boss has approached you with a last-minute request to stay after work to finish a report due the next day. Your instinct might be to grab an excuse out of thin air—but it creates a problem where you might be backing yourself into a dead end.

6 questions to consider after Elon Musk’s anti-telecommuting decree

June 8, 2022
When you think about the productivity of your remote employees, ask yourself these questions.

Find personal renewal at a stale workplace

June 8, 2022
In the book The Boomerang Principle: Inspire Lifetime Loyalty from Your Employees, Lee Caraher tells the story of a good worker named Amy who got tired of the drudgery at her job at a big e-commerce company.