6 Surprising Ways Kindness Can Boost Your Career
Feb14

6 Surprising Ways Kindness Can Boost Your Career

When it comes to career success and professional aspirations, kindness is easily overlooked in favor of qualities like work ethic, tenacity, and perseverance. Many people falsely believe that being nice will hinder your career. While being overly nice or passive can hold you back in certain situations, genuine kindness plays an integral role in the workplace and can be a valuable tool for your success. The concept of “paying it...

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How To Manage a Remote Workforce
Feb13

How To Manage a Remote Workforce

Remote working is becoming increasingly common and, in some businesses, the entire workforce work remotely. This can have its advantages, including cutting the costs of leasing premises, but it does come with its share of challenges. When you manage a remote workforce, you need to be aware of the difficulties which may arise and make sure you have a plan in place to ensure your business is not adversely affected. These are some tips...

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How to Be A Data Maniac — The Right Way
Feb09

How to Be A Data Maniac — The Right Way

Data analytics has become a primary decision-making tool for business leaders — but in order to exert the greatest impact on performance metrics, companies must begin with the employee experience.

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Three Questions to Ask Yourself When You’re Feeling Stuck
Feb09

Three Questions to Ask Yourself When You’re Feeling Stuck

If you’ve read my book The Coaching Habit, you’ll know that I’m all about asking questions. Asking questions instead of providing answers and advice provokes productivity and learning, and helps employees develop. It’s the key to effective coaching. What I don’t always talk about is how helpful it is to ask yourself these same questions when you yourself are feeling a little stuck. First, it’s important to figure out why you’re...

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Open Letter: Advancing HR 2017
Feb07

Open Letter: Advancing HR 2017

Open Letter: Advancing HR 2017

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Performance Management: Three Positive Steps to Success
Feb06

Performance Management: Three Positive Steps to Success

Performance management review time. It’s a dreaded time for many employees. Did you exceed expectations throughout the past year or have you been unable to impress despite your best efforts? Remember though, a performance review has become as much an inconvenience for line managers and directors as it has for employees. As the time for review looms closer, managers now find it their duty to sum up a year’s worth of work in one small...

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Team Building with the Bard
Feb06

Team Building with the Bard

Michael Kelly never set out to be a corporate trainer. He founded Shakespeare in Action (SIA) with a mandate to help youth connect with Shakespeare in innovative ways, and the organization’s 30-year history is a testament to his success. Through SIA’s workshops and residencies, which include a hip hop performance reminiscent of Hamilton, students approach content in a way that resonates with them. So they can finally understand...

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5 Communication Hacks to Bust Bureaucracy
Feb06

5 Communication Hacks to Bust Bureaucracy

Bureaucracy exists to maintain structure and efficiency within an institution. Yet many times employees experience the exact opposite. Menial tasks have to go up the chain of command, feedback is never received, and work goes drudgingly slow. Like the feeling of walking through superglue, we get stuck. While many give up on the spot, others utilize a simple skill that breaks the red tape. Communication. In fact, Joseph Grenny,...

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