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  • Collaboration In The Time Of Coronavirus

    As the coronavirus spreads, companies must make proactive decisions that help them protect individual employee health, keep critical work on track, and prepare for the potential for planned business disruption. Many are revisiting…

  • Change Management Is A Mindset

    We were recently asked to share our approach to change management with an organization driving multiple simultaneous transformation efforts. When we did, they were quite disappointed to learn that we weren’t going to share…

  • I Should Coach My Team, But I Just Don’t Have The Time

     Ask better questions. Listen deeply to the answers. Help your team figure it out for themselves.  This leadership advice is widely recognized. Best-selling leadership books provide exactly the right questions to ask in…

  • Real Time Feedback—Trick Or Treat?

    Feedback has and will continue to be a hot topic for organizations. The trend of the moment is to replace the annual performance review with real-time feedback. This intuitively makes sense. Why “save up” critical data and…

  • Breakthrough Or Boondoggle? 3 Ways To Make Your Next Executive Offsite Pay Off

    As we head into the final months of 2019, leaders are increasingly focused on 2020 and beyond. Given that it’s a “decade” year, many executive teams will take the opportunity to reflect on the past (hindsight’s 2020!) and…

  • Leaders, Get A Life And Your Team Will Too

    Busyness has become a terrifying badge of honor in our ever-connected workplaces. While many workers see busyness as a symbol of how important and in demand they are, we see it as a trap that keeps us perpetually overworked…

  • 3 Simple Ways To Improve Meetings

    If you could make one thing better at work, what would it be? We ask that question a lot and generally hear variations on these: “I wish I wasn’t always working after-hours and could truly disconnect.” “We have to get…

  • Three Smart Steps To Stop Work From Ruining Your Vacation

    Summer is here! Your vision for an ideal vacation might be anything from a campsite to Capri; Budapest to the backyard. But here’s what no one is going for: 5 a.m. meetings crammed in before the kids get up, plans delayed…

  • Overloaded And Overwhelmed? Four Things You Can Control When Your Workload Is Out Of Control

    Our research indicates a terrifying 43% of knowledge workers do not get their most important work done during the workday. And that number is growing at a rapid pace. In his recent book, Dying for a Paycheck, Stanford professor Jeffrey…

  • Decision-Proof Your Organization

    Decision-Proof Your Organization

    Decision-proof your organization through shared context and psychological safety.