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Leadership

How to Get Someone’s Attention (Without Being Annoying)

The leaves are changing, the coffee is spiced, and your emails remain unanswered. “Let’s circle back after the holidays” season is officially upon us. Ugh. Whether you’re in sales, heading up an internal project, or just trying to get some feedback from your boss, getting attention this time of.

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How to Own a Failure (And Still Preserve Your Reputation)

Maybe it was small, maybe it was big. You messed up, and every time you think about it you start to cringe. And as much as you desperately want to sweep it under the rug, you know, you’re probably better off dealing with it. It helps to remind ourselves,.

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The Hidden (negative) Cost of Data-Driven Leadership

The breadth of data at our fingertips is a powerful tool, information has never been so accessible for leaders. We’re able to quantify things that in the past felt gauzy like, employee engagement, productivity, customer perceptions, competitive threats, and even manager perceptions are all now measurable. Almost every employee,.

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How to Rebound from a Toxic Boss

Do you lay awake at night wondering if your boss is mad at you? Do you walk on eggshells, despite no one ever yelling at you? A toxic boss will scar you long after you walk out of their office. Toxic bosses, especially early in your career, can have.

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A Response to HBR’s Latest: What’s the Purpose of your Purpose?

Lately, all the cool kids have purpose. It’s well documented that purpose-driven firms outperform their competitors. Customers want to buy from companies that stand for something bigger than just their quarterly targets, and employees want to be part of something bigger than themselves. In an era where BlackRock’s CEO,.

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How to Give Feedback (When You Aren’t the Boss)

Giving feedback is a great way to add value to your organization and build your personal brand. But when you don’t have the formal title of “boss,” it’s easy to be perceived as overly critical. Even if you are a formal leader, with direct reports, you’ve likely recognized that feedback.

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Beyond Breakthrough Ideas: 3 Tips for Bringing an Entrepreneurial Spirit to Your Day Job

The line between ‘corporate employee’ and ‘entrepreneur’ is blurring fast. Organizations now recognize the need for rapid innovation, growth mindsets, and other self-starter habits typically reserved for entrepreneurs or scrappy startups. Whether you’re preparing to make the leap into entrepreneurship or just need a little bit more of that.

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Making Bold Decisions: How to Let Go of Sunk Costs

“We’ve already spent the money.” This single phrase is responsible for more bad decisions than almost any other. Whether it’s millions on an IT project or $100 for concert tickets, once we part with cash, we become invested in sticking with our decision. Several years ago, I ordered a.

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How to Start Strong with a New Boss

The talent landscape is in a major flux; niche industries are growing rapidly, people are changing jobs, and many companies are going through re-orgs. Getting a new boss, even if you’re not in a new role, can be a nerve-racking experience. You want to make a good impression and.

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Should You Quit? How to Know When It’s Time to Go

A few weeks ago, The Wall Street Journal reported that as the pandemic cloud lifts, the percentage of Americans leaving their employer for new opportunities is at the highest level in more than two decades. Many high performers are taking a long look at post-pandemic life. The last year.

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