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Why Engineers Should Study Philosophy

Harvard Business Review

The ability to develop crisp mental models around the problems you want to solve and understanding the why before you start working on the how is an increasingly critical skill, especially in the age of AI. Coding is one of the things AI does best and its capabilities are quickly improving. However, there’s a catch: Code created by an AI can be syntactically and semantically correct but not functionally correct.

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why don’t bosses realize people will leave if they’re not treated well?

Alison Green

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: A buddy of mine just quit her job, and her boss, a truly evil person, countered with a raise and a promotion. My friend refused, of course, because, truly evil person. But it got me thinking, this isn’t the first time I’ve seen bosses offer too little too late to save a stellar employee, and I wonder why.

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Leadership Lessons from a Dishwasher

Leadership Freak

My friend Glen Van Peski's book is released today. "take less. do more." I couldn't be more delighted to host today's guest post. His story energizes me. Glen is providing 20 books for Leadership Freak readers. Leave a comment on today's post to become eligible. I highly recommend Glen's book.

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should we fire the relatives of Nazis?

Alison Green

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I am casual friends with a couple who are both teachers at a public high school. One day while catching up, they told me that they found out one of their recently-hired colleagues (“Jane”) is the direct descendant of a Nazi. I don’t know which Nazi, I don’t know how they found out, and I don’t know if the school knew this before Jane was hired.

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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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Employee Wellbeing at Work: From Burnout to Thriving

David Grossman

There are so many new descriptions for how employees feel about work these days that it’s hard to keep up. Sadly, many workforce experts, polling firms, and other leaders define the current mood as unfavorable. Burnout, languishing, hopelessness, and quiet quitting have been highlighted, depending on where you look. It’s as if we’ve all agreed that we’re dealing with a collectively checked-out workforce.

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Five Ways to Build Your Strategic Muscles

Scott Elbin

One of the constants in my more than two decades of executive coaching is the desire and need to build the muscles required to develop and execute competitive and innovative strategies. It came up with a client again as recently as this month. With a few modifications, here’s the quick outline I offered him on five ways to build your strategic muscles.

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Middle Managers Should Drive Your Business Transformation

Harvard Business Review

Successful transformations harness the collective wisdom of middle managers and teams. To increase your company’s chances, you need to: 1) Enlist your very best middle managers. Transforming a business demands a blend of creativity and ingenuity. By setting this challenge you can also test and nurture the next generation of leaders. 2) Empower the middle to sponsor transformative changes.

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7 Ways Successful Leaders Can Create A Culture Of Diverse Thinking

Lolly Daskal

Successful leaders recognize that diversity goes beyond demographics; it includes diverse thinking, a potent driver of innovation and growth. Embracing varied perspectives is vital for competitiveness in today’s dynamic business landscape. As an executive leadership coach, I emphasize the significance of implementing seven unconventional methods to cultivate diverse thinking in organizations.

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how to write a thank-you email after a job interview

Alison Green

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. Thank-you notes are a surprisingly controversial part of job-searching. Some hiring managers are staunch advocates of thank-you notes, to the point of insisting they won’t hire candidates who don’t send them. Others couldn’t care less, and will barely glance at thank-you notes that arrive.

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5 Steps to Choosing the Right Employee Engagement Software for Your Business

15Five

The right employee engagement software is critical to business success. Without the best tool to help manage and measure employee engagement, you risk missing out on the benefits of a productive, motivated workforce. However, onboarding the wrong software can result in wasted resources and a minimal impact on key engagement metrics such as retention, absenteeism, and turnover.

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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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The Future of Targeted Advertising in a Cookie-less World

Kellogg Insight

Apple’s and Google’s responses to regulatory shifts may end up squeezing out small online retailers.

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Attend Women at Work Live May 16

Harvard Business Review

We’ll talk about ambition, trust, DEI, and more during this half-day virtual event.

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Leveraging Humanistic Psychology To Achieve Self-Actualization

BetterUp

Jump to section Humanistic psychology and humanism Humanistic theory of personality Humanistic psychology and well-being Everyday applications of humanistic psychology for personal growth What to expect from yourself as you apply humanistic psychology Do you need a coach?

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Are You Asking the Right Questions?

Harvard Business Review

Find new ideas and classic advice on strategy, innovation and leadership, for global leaders from the world's best business and management experts.

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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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Favoritism in the Workplace: How To Spot and Prevent It

AIHR

While developing personal preferences is natural human behavior, it shouldn’t be allowed to transform into practicing favoritism in the workplace. Nonetheless, this still happens. A workplace favoritism study revealed that 47% of American employees believed their supervisor had favorites. Social dynamics at work are complex. Employees who form strong bonds often work better together.

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570 | Turning Mistakes Into Gold: The Power of Proactive Service and Genuine Care

Chris LoCutro

Join us on the latest episode of the Chris LoCurto Show as we delve into the critical aspects of business growth and customer relations. Discover how avoiding proper delegation can fuel frustration and burnout, while embracing mistakes as invaluable learning opportunities fosters a culture of accountability and growth. Learn the importance of proactive customer service in building trust, loyalty, and ultimately, business success.