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The Most Overlooked Way of Stimulating Team Creativity

The Most Overlooked Way of Stimulating Team Creativity

Fostering a workplace environment that’s conducive to creativity is a top priority for many companies—and it’s no surprise why. The companies dubbed most creative actually outperform their counterparts in revenue growth and market share, and they’re 50% more likely to be market leaders.

How to Work with People Who Aren’t Good at Working with People

How to Work with People Who Aren’t Good at Working with People

Twenty five years after the term “emotional intelligence” was first introduced by academics, thousands of independent scientific studies have highlighted the importance of managing your own and others’ emotions in relation to career success, job performance, entrepreneurship, and leadership.

What makes a great coach?

What makes a great coach?

There is a saying “Great coaches don’t seek to be Heroes, but make heroes”. My understanding of a great coach and something that I keep aspiring to be- through practice is as under. This is my "Go To" Checklist.

The Reason Smart People Sometimes Struggle with “Aha” Moments

The Reason Smart People Sometimes Struggle with “Aha” Moments

I’m increasingly jealous of people with fantastic working memories — as psychologists define it, the ability to ”hold and manipulate information in a temporary active state.” These people can get where they’re going without constantly staring at the GPS, can remember new people’s names from the beginning to the end of the conversation, and don’t have to re-read the recipe between every added teaspoon. How nice that must be! How freeing!

How to Get Your Colleagues’ Attention

How to Get Your Colleagues’ Attention

With people being constantly bombarded with requests, it can be tough to get your colleagues’ attention. That’s why it’s important to cut to the chase about what you need someone to do, when, and why. Whether you’re sending an email, making a presentation, or talking to your boss:

Why Compassion Is a Better Managerial Tactic than Toughness

Why Compassion Is a Better Managerial Tactic than Toughness

It can be frustrating when an employee is not performing well or makes a mistake. But instead of expressing your stress and anger and reprimanding the person, a better approach is to show compassion and curiosity. Suspending judgment, taking time to understand what happened, and coaching the employee for the future will build loyalty and trust, which can then turn around performance.

Networking When You Hate Talking to Strangers

Networking When You Hate Talking to Strangers

The benefits of networking—meeting new people and learning interesting new ideas—are invaluable. But if you, like many others, hate having to initiate awkward conversations with strangers, find an approach that makes you comfortable. Try:

The 5 Pillars Of Relationship Capital Leadership

The 5 Pillars Of Relationship Capital Leadership

New research from Accenture Strategy shares a powerful vision of the attributes of true agile businesses. Firms that are able to foresee change; react and respond faster than competitors, and adjust their strategies and processes in the wake of disruptive occurrences.

When You Have to Coach Remotely

Coaching isn’t easy, but it’s especially difficult when you’re coaching a remote employee. When people share an office, they have more context with which to interpret each other’s actions. Without that, it’s harder to help someone understand how her successes and failures fit into the larger whole. In addition, coaching requires trust, which is harder to build over phone calls and video conferences. To make coaching a remote employee easier:

10 Leadership Principles I Try to Live By

10 Leadership Principles I Try to Live By

Over the last 5 years, I’ve had the privilege and opportunity to lead people and lead teams.  In this time, I’ve learned countless lessons the easy way and even more lessons the hard way.

There’s a Difference Between Cooperation and Collaboration

There’s a Difference Between Cooperation and Collaboration

Everyone seems to agree that collaboration across functions is critical for major projects and initiatives. The reality, however, is that meshing the skills and resources of different departments, each focused on its own distinct targets, to achieve a larger organizational goal is much easier said than done. In fact, it takes much more than people being willing to get together, share information, and cooperate.

 

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