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Motivation

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 High Performers Keep Learning (Even When They’re Busy)

Traditionally, our collective view on learning and development has been somewhat narrow- blocked out time specifically dedicated to improving the skills you need for your current job. But when people are tired and busy…that view just doesn’t work. According to LinkedIn data, 94% of employees would stay at a.

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How to Laugh More at Work

When was the last time you laughed at work? No, not the polite ‘haha’ response. And typing ‘lol’ in an email (while you are completely stoned face) doesn’t count either. I’m talking about a deep belly laugh, with your coworkers. The kind that fills you with endorphins, wakes you.

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Stop Saying People “Don’t Want to Work” … They Just Don’t Want to Work for *You*

Job openings have hit a record high. There’s energy in the market; the flood of new positions in aviation, hospitality, and tech are contributing to a collective buzz. Yet for many organizations, filling positions is becoming increasingly challenging. From American Airlines canceling flights, citing a labor shortage, to Applebee’s offering free food to anyone willing.

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How to Get Over Your Weirdness About Making Money

People often assume that because I talk about Noble Purpose, I don’t care about money. Nothing could be further from the truth. I care very deeply about money, because I understand the impact it has on our lives.  Backstory: I’ve been broke – like bankruptcy level broke – so.

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How to Harness the Power of Storytelling (Especially in Remote Environments)

As teams find their “new normal” for communicating and staying connected remotely, storytelling often gets left out of the equation. This is a big problem. In remote environments, when emotional connection and anecdotes get stripped away, it can leave teams feeling like work is a grind; a Monday through Friday.

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High Achievers Don’t Wait to be Led; They Lead Themselves

Who is your leader? There’s an assumption that your leader is your boss. While that may be hierarchically true, placing the future of your career in someone else’s hands takes you out of the driver’s seat. In reality, you’re in control of your own behavior. In today’s environment, the.

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Two Metrics Most Sales Leaders Miss

When you’re a sales leader and you’re behind on the number, it can become a downward spiral. A Chief Revenue Officer we work with summarizes his weekly meeting saying, “Eight months ago our dashboard was a mix of green and yellow. Today, every single item is red. When my.

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Time to Rally

Many of us are having to put in extra work to rally ourselves and bring positive energy to work. When you show up mustering all of the enthusiasm you can, and someone else spews toxicity into the air, it can feel like a personal affront to your efforts. Yes,.

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How to Make Meetings Not Soul Sucking

What percentage of time do you spend in meetings? According to the Muse, If you’re a middle manager, it’s likely about 35% of your time. If you’re in upper management, it can be a whopping 50% (or even more if when you’re doing everything virtually). Meetings have a bad reputation..

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