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  • To better manage others, manage yourself

    “I am committed to work-life balance,” you say in a team meeting. Then you end up working with your team until 8 p.m. every night for the rest of the week revisiting budget scenarios. “Vacations are essential for restoration,”…

  • Four Ways To Delegate Like A Champ

    Be honest — how often during the week do you default to just doing it yourself rather than delegating to a member of your team? If you’re like many leaders, the answer is too much. The reasons that leaders struggle to delegate…

  • We Can Do Better Than 'Fine"

    Let’s be honest. Whether it’s how your kid’s first day of school went or a descriptor of your most recent date, “fine” is a pretty low bar. When it comes to our professional lives, “fine” is the standard. How was that Monday…

  • Talk Less, Listen More

    “Leaders cast a long shadow” is a saying for a reason — because it’s true. Psychological safety at work is a feeling created through the words and actions of leaders. And if there’s such a thing as a secret to success for…

  • Feedback is not a four-letter word: How to create a constructive feedback culture

    The word “feedback” may conjure painful and awkward memories of previous bosses rating you on the degree to which you’ve reflected their own self-image. Rarely does feedback support the desired outcome—an improvement in individual…

  • Raise The ROI On Your Annual Retreat

    Conference hotels and meeting planners are breathing a collective sigh of relief with the return of the corporate retreat. Companies are rushing to bring their full departments, business units, and/or whole companies together…

  • Get Out Of Work Mode And Into Vacation Mode

    Any visitor to an airport knows that vacation season is finally here! And with it, that pesky voice in the back of your mind as you’re packing your bags: Well . . . I’ll have to work a little while I’m gone . . . It’ll…

  • How to harness the power of the Great Reconsideration

    Month after month, the statistics make headlines: Over 4 million Americans quit their jobs every month since July 2021. Nearly 4.3 million workers handed in their resignations in January 2022. But the much-discussed “Great…

  • Put On Your Cape And Be A Meeting Hero

    The number of meetings we’re in every week continues to skyrocket. Microsoft Teams reports that meetings have increased more than 250% since March 2020, with no signs of slowing down. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it…

  • Office Life May Not Be The Same, But It Can Be Better

    If you’re one of the many knowledge workers who have returned to the office in recent weeks, you may have noticed that things are a bit…different. Commutes are longer, in-person interactions feel awkward, and somehow you’re…