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Human-Centered Leadership | Renee Moorefield

Peter Winick

Exploring the ‘Be Well, Lead Well Pulse Assessment’ A conversation with Renee Moorefield about developing her IP from years of research and scaling it for leaders, teams, and organizations. In this engaging episode of Thought Leadership Leverage, host Peter Winick interviews Renee Moorefield, a pioneering leader in human-centered leadership for over 25 years.

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36 Ways to Calm Yourself Down and Tips to Stay Calm

BetterUp

Stress is part of life — but that doesn’t mean we have to like it. Fortunately, we can build resilience by learning how to calm ourselves down when upset. Here are 36 ways to calm yourself down in stressful situations.

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How to Get Your Team to Actually Speak Up

Harvard Business Review

There is a common leadership misconception that merely encouraging team members to voice their opinions will foster an environment of openness. But people won’t speak up unless they feel safe doing so. As a leader, this means you have to address the underlying reasons for employee reticence, including the individual and systemic barriers to speaking up.

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update: I was rejected because I told my interviewer I never make mistakes

Alison Green

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. It’s a special “where are you now?” season at Ask a Manager and I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. There will be more posts than usual this week, so keep checking back throughout the day. Remember the letter-writer who wondered if he was rejected because he told his interviewer he never makes mistakes ?

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SME Relationships: Proven Solutions for Seamless Collaboration and Success

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

💢 Do you find yourself stuck in never-ending review cycles? Are you wondering if your Subject Matter Expert actually got that last review request? Are you having trouble trying to decipher impractical or conflicting feedback? 💢 If any of these scenarios sounds familiar, you may benefit from a crash course on managing SME relationships!

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How to Map Out a Sales and Marketing Plan

Ascend

One of the biggest challenges businesses face is that finding and engaging potential customers is becoming increasingly technical and complex, and it’s all too easy to waste money on strategies that don’t get the desired results.

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Leading Thoughts for June 13, 2024

Michael McKinney

I DEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. Dean Williams on real leadership: “In exercising real leadership, one must be open to new ideas and novel information. One must be willing to test deeply held assumptions and question prevailing truths. Too often managers in organizations write off people they dislike and refuse to entertain ideas that don’t agree with their particular paradigm or sense

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update: my new manager is someone I slept with years ago … and he doesn’t know we have a child

Alison Green

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. It’s a special “where are you now?” season at Ask a Manager and I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. There will be more posts than usual this week, so keep checking back throughout the day. Remember the letter-writer whose new manager was someone she slept with years ago … and he didn’t know they have a child together ?

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What Is Creative Thinking? Examples and 13 Ways to Improve Your Skills

BetterUp

Creative thinking refers to the ability to consider something in a new way, from a fresh perspective, or with novel ideas and solutions. It involves using one's imagination to generate original ideas, make new connections between seemingly unrelated concepts, and explore multiple possibilities.

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Gullibility is Deadly: Practice Responsible Trust

Leadership Freak

People who see the worst in others don’t thrive in life or work. Gullibility is deadly. Don’t trust what people say. Trust what they do. This post explains responsible trust.

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14 Compensation Philosophy Examples [+ Free Template]

AIHR

In its simplest form, a compensation philosophy summarizes an organization’s guiding principles around employee salaries and benefits. Some companies do this exceptionally well, and you’ll find 14 of the best compensation philosophy examples below. A good compensation philosophy reflects a company’s culture , strategy, and human capital needs. It also provides a framework for setting competitive pay standards, defining the roles of various compensation elements, and aligning these with the compa

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Change Management 101: A Practical 3 Part Guide

Implementing new tools or business processes in your organization? Lemon Learning put together a practical 3 part guide to prevent the pitfalls of change management. Drive a successful change management project from diagnosis through to measurement.

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How Gen AI Can Make Work More Fulfilling

Harvard Business Review

Research by BCG shows that workers who spend too many hours on tasks they dislike (“toil”) are at risk for quitting, and employees who spend sufficient time on work that creates joy are less of a flight risk. A study of the consulting firm’s administrative employees demonstrates how they can use AI to reduce time spent on toil and increase time on joy-creating tasks.

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update: all the men I work with go on an annual camping trip together, and women aren’t allowed

Alison Green

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. It’s a special “where are you now?” season at Ask a Manager and I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. There will be more posts than usual this week, so keep checking back throughout the day. Remember the letter-writer whose male coworkers all took an annual camping trip together and women weren’t allowed ?

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When Feedback Turns Toxic: Avoid These 10 Mistakes At All Costs

Lolly Daskal

Effective feedback is a cornerstone of leadership and personal growth. When given constructively, feedback can be a powerful tool for improvement. However, feedback can quickly turn toxic if not handled properly. Here are ten common mistakes that can poison feedback and hinder personal and professional development. As an executive leadership coach I understand the importance of avoiding these pitfalls for fostering a healthy and growth-oriented environment.

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Gamification in Employee Recognition: How it helps?

Vantage Circle

Gamification in employee recognition has emerged as a revolutionary approach in enhancing employee engagement and performance. This approach makes mundane workdays into an enjoyable and motivating experience. As employees earn rewards and climb leaderboards, they experience a sense of accomplishment and belonging, which in turn boosts morale and productivity.

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Is Training the Right Solution?

Speaker: Tim Buteyn

Let's set the scene: you’ve identified a critical performance gap in your organization and need to close that gap. A colleague suggests training, but you suspect there’s something going on that training can’t address. How can you determine if training is the right solution before you commit your budget and resources to a new training program? In this webinar, you will learn how to determine if training is the right solution using the Behavior Engineering Model.

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If You Struggle to Trust People Read This

Leadership Freak

All leaders have faith in people. Cynics can't lead. They can boss but they can't inspire. Distrustful people can micromanage, but they can’t engage people. You can't trust everyone, but you must trust people to lead. Read about 4 ways to learn to trust people.

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Research: How Remote Work Impacts Women at Different Stages of Their Careers

Harvard Business Review

While much has been said about the potential benefits of remote work for women, recent research examines how working from home affects the professional development of female software engineers at a Fortune 500 company, revealing that its impact varies by career stage. Junior women engineers benefit significantly from in-person mentorship, receiving 40% more feedback when sitting near colleagues, while senior women face reduced productivity due to increased mentoring duties.

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I don’t want to bake for my coworker, needlessly cruel layoffs, and more

Alison Green

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. Is this method for layoffs needlessly cruel? I am writing this email while sitting at my work computer even though I am off contract and not being paid for my time. My college announced a month ago that they will lay off half our workforce today.

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4 Reasons Your Top Talented Employees Are Losing Their Motivation

Lolly Daskal

Retaining top talent is essential for any organization looking to stay ahead in today’s competitive business environment. In my experience as an executive leadership coach, I’ve observed talented individuals losing motivation, a trend that can significantly impact a company’s operational excellence and innovation. Pinpointing the causes behind this slump in enthusiasm is crucial for leaders who aim to foster a productive, engaged, and loyal workforce.

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Revitalizing Dry Content: A Lesson in Engagement

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

We’ve all been there. You’ve been given a pile of dry content and asked to create a compelling eLearning course. You’re determined to create something more engaging than the same old course that learners quickly click through, but how do you take this “boring” content and create something relevant and engaging? Many instructional designers will say, “Boring in means boring out.

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6 Steps To Prevent and Handle Disgruntled Employees

AIHR

No matter how incredible your company culture is, the likelihood of someone becoming a disgruntled employee is directly proportional to your organization’s workforce size. According to Gallup’s State of the Global Workplace: 2023 Report , 90% of employees in the UK are unhappy at work, and just 10% say they are engaged at work. However, by identifying the warning signs, you can recognize whether employees are disgruntled and take the necessary action to prevent adverse effects.

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Design Thinking Explained

Management30 Agile and Lean Principles

Design Thinking is indispensable in our modern business world. For years, the Design Thinking approach has been gaining popularity and is being used by many large companies to develop innovations. In this article, we will look at where Design Thinking comes from, what it can be used for, and how it works. And above all, how Management 3.0 practices can support this process.

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How to Get Your Colleagues On Board with Your Idea

Harvard Business Review

In the early stages of your career, getting people to not only listen to, but to agree to or to act on your ideas or views can be challenging. It’s often a time when you have the least amount of influence and are still building your reputation. When you want to persuade someone to see (or do) things your way, you may default to skills you’ve been socialized to exhibit: making a rational argument supported by data, persisting in the face of a challenge, and projecting confidence.

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thongs at work, the best interviewing order, and more

Alison Green

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. It’s four answers to four questions. Here we go… 1. Thongs at work The other day, while I was at a healthcare facility where they do both clinical visits and operations, I saw a female employee walking by me, wearing her perfectly-acceptable scrubs, who was clearly an operating room doctor or nurse.

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Brain Fog HQ: Memory Enhancement Techniques for Professional Development

Speaker: Chester Santos – Author, International Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach, Corporate Trainer, Memory Expert, U.S. Memory Champion

In October, scientists discovered that 75% of patients who experienced brain fog had a lower quality of life at work than those who did not. At best, brain fog makes you slower and less efficient. At worst, your performance and cognitive functions are impaired, resulting in memory, management, and task completion problems. In this entertaining and interactive presentation, Chester Santos, "The International Man of Memory," will assist you in developing life-changing skills that will greatly enha

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15 Effective Meeting Techniques to Double Your Team’s Output

Lolly Daskal

Meetings are a fundamental component of business operations, yet all too often, they’re viewed as unproductive time sinks. Statistics reveal a telling story: a study by Atlassian found that the average employee attends 62 meetings a month, with half of that time considered wasted. Furthermore, excessive meetings are reported to cost businesses in the United States upwards of $37 billion annually.

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The Misinformation Trap: How Not To Derail Your Decisions

Thought Leaders LLC

By understanding the conditions that trigger misinformation and practicing counter strategies, you not only safeguard your decision outcomes but build more responsible organizations and society. Today’s guest post is b y Nuala Walsh, author of TUNE IN: How To Make Smarter Decisions In A Noisy World. It’s tempting to share compelling theories about people, companies or products – even in the absence of evidence or validation.

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3 Things to Do When You Assume the Worst

Leadership Freak

Ten minutes after the well guy arrived, we had water. I thought the well was dry. We had water all the time. Don't assume the worst. Here are 3 ways to deal with a brain that has a mind of its own.

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Leaders Need to Reframe the Return-to-Office Conversation

Harvard Business Review

There is no easy solution for companies trying to craft policies that balance in-office and flexible working, as there are undeniable benefits to both approaches. But much of the recent messaging from company leaders demanding that employees return to the office has felt tone-deaf at best and dictatorial at worst. To be successful, companies need to engage in dialogue with employees and be explicit and honest about which outcomes are most critical.

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employee never eats at work, office is angry I didn’t pay for a plane ticket after I resigned, and more

Alison Green

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. My employee never eats at work I added a new (and wonderful) person to the team I lead about six months ago. We share an open work space. Most folks eat lunch communally, but sometimes people pop out to buy something or go for a walk.

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10 Proven Strategies to Reskill Your Workforce For The Future Of Work

Lolly Daskal

The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) has left many leaders, businesses and employees wondering about its impact. Will it lead to job elimination or create new opportunities? As an executive leadership coach who works with leaders around the world, I believe the answer lies in how well organizations connect AI technologies to their corporate vision and individual employee growth.

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When you find yourself in a heated conversation, how do you usually handle it?

Thought Leaders LLC

Our reader poll today asks: When you find yourself in a heated conversation, how do you usually handle it? I keep arguing until the other person capitulates 3.92% I push the argument too far but take a break before it’s irreparable 12.61% I catch myself and suggest a break in the discussion to calm down 34.34% I stop as soon as things start getting heated and seek to understand 49.13% Pause, then discuss.

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HR Strategic Objectives: The Ultimate FAQ for HR Leaders

AIHR

Companies are increasingly recognizing that HR strategic objectives are essential for maintaining a competitive edge. By setting actionable, measurable strategic HR objectives, HR leaders can ensure that every HR initiative is purposefully designed to develop a high-performing workforce, support the overall business strategy, and drive growth. This strategic alignment is crucial in addressing the changing expectations of the workforce and leveraging HR practices to build an innovative, inclusive

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In Defense of Degrowth

Harvard Business Review

There is a critical need to reassess the focus on continuous growth in the global economic system. The concept of “degrowth” challenges the necessity of perpetual economic expansion for human prosperity, suggesting it contradicts ecological sustainability on a planet with finite resources. Despite some resistance, especially from the business sector, the arguments supporting degrowth underscore the inextricable link between economic growth and environmental degradation, proposing a shift toward

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update: can I do anything about a senior-level colleague who doesn’t do any work?

Alison Green

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. It’s a special “where are you now?” season at Ask a Manager and I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. There will be more posts than usual this week, so keep checking back throughout the day. Here are three updates from past letter-writers. 1.