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What we can learn about the importance of joy in the workplace from a dude who loves trains

Suzi McAlpine

Meet Francois. Francois loves trains. I don’t give a hoot about trains. But when I watch him watch trains, I feel happy. The world might seem a bit frazzled, fractured and fraught with tough stuff. Francois’s Instagram page, on the other hand, is pure unbridled joy and enthusiasm. You might be wondering: what on earth… The post What we can learn about the importance of joy in the workplace from a dude who loves trains first appeared on Suzi McAlpine | The Art of Leadership.

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Shaping the Future of Healthcare | Shanil Ebrahim

Peter Winick

A Journey of Advocacy and Collaboration A conversation with Shanil Ebrahim on their journey from healthcare advocate to thought leader bringing together experts to shape the future of the industry. In this enlightening podcast episode, Shanil Ebrahim, Partner and National Life Sciences & Healthcare Consulting Leader at Deloitte takes us on a journey through his professional evolution from bioethics to consulting, shedding light on how he has become a key player in shaping the discourse aroun

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When You Know You Weren’t the First Choice for Your New Role

Harvard Business Review

It’s common to experience imposter feelings when taking on a new, more senior role. That negative self-talk can feel justified when you were originally rejected from the job. But you can use this second chance as an opportunity to become a better leader. The author presents four strategies to quiet the imposter syndrome voices in your head if you weren’t the first pick for the job.

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how can we get people to stop applying for every open position we have?

Alison Green

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: My organization receives hundreds of applications from candidates looking to fill our vacant positions. Hiring can be a very time-consuming process. How can I get applicants to stop applying if we have already declined them multiple times? There are various reasons for this.

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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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Wisdom From Three Stoics for Leaders

Leadership Freak

The wisdom of today was discovered centuries ago. These quotes from the Stoics reflect the relevance of ancient wisdom to leaders today. The reason learning is hard. The path to tranquility. The reluctance to confess faults.

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To ruminate or to savor, that is the question!

Peter Winick

Transcript Hi there! It’s Peter Winick. I’m the founder and CEO at Thought Leadership Leverage. Here’s the thought that I’d like to share with you today, and that’s this: In my experience, lots and lots of thought leaders spend a lot of time ruminating. They’re thinking deeply. They’re trying to solve the problems.

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stories of Machiavellian triumphs at work, part 2

Alison Green

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. Last week, I asked about Machiavellian things you’ve seen or done at work. Here’s part two of my favorites. (Part one was Monday.) 1. The voicemail Had a sales guy at my first job in the late 90s who used to take ALL his calls and listen to ALL his voicemail on speaker. LOUDLY. We were a small company with a cube farm.

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Avoiding Random Acts of Marketing: Five Essential Strategies

Chief Outsiders

Ever wonder why some marketing initiatives crash and burn despite leadership oversight? The culprit often lurks in one fatal flaw: random acts of marketing. In this article, we delve into five indispensable strategies for dodging these missteps and the dire consequences that follow when marketing lacks a solid game plan.

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7 Ways Hybrid Workplaces Are Reshaping the Future of Work

Lolly Daskal

The work culture is rapidly evolving with the emergence of hybrid workplaces. This transformative trend seamlessly blends traditional office boundaries with the digital realm, empowering organizations to redefine their professional landscape. This shift isn’t merely a response to global changes; it’s a deliberate step towards fostering a more agile, inclusive, and resilient work ethos.

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The Missing Link Between Strategy and Innovation

Harvard Business Review

In too many companies, an innovation team is allowed to pursue its own agenda and imagine itself to be a separate island from the rest of the company. The results are always disappointing: a lot of creative ideas, but a failure to deliver meaningful growth. The root problem is the disconnect between strategy and innovation. To succeed, corporate innovation needs to be bounded by a clear set of strategic priorities that matter to the business.

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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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why ask my salary expectations if you’re not going to meet them?

Alison Green

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I had a recent situation that left me pretty frustrated, but now I’m wondering if I was just completely unrealistic in my expectations of how salary conversations go. Backstory: I applied for a role, which stated the salary range in the job listing (required by law in my state).

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Don’t Overthink Care

Leadership Freak

Who has time to care for people when there's so much to do? I hope that sounds stupid. I talk myself out of expression care. I don't want to pry. What if I make people uncomfortable? Sometimes care is a simple question.

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Former PepsiCo COO Grace Puma And Former Nike President Of Consumer Direct Christiana Smith Shi

SME Strategy

What factors are really holding women back from moving forward in their careers? More importantly, what can you do about it if you find yourself in that position? We talk about all these things and more with our high-caliber guests who promise to deliver nothing but goodness. PepsiCo COO Grace Puma and former Nike President of Consumer Direct Christiana Smith Shi are the authors of the book, Career Forward: Strategies from Women Who’ve Made It.

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How to Fix Your Company’s Culture of Overwork

Harvard Business Review

The new age of flexible of work has encouraged a culture of overwork, which is proving to be harmful to the mental health of employees. In her new book, Never Not Working, Malissa Clark offers a three-step process for organizations to reverse this unhealthy relationship: 1) Assess your company’s baseline level of overwork and its origins; 2) Plan for incremental change by targeting places where change will be most effective soonest; and 3) Execute a trial experiment, learn, and iterate.

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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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updates: the complaint about a new hire, the colleague who doesn’t do any work, and more

Alison Green

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. Here are three updates from past letter-writers. 1. We got a complaint call about a new hire before she started Thanks so much for the reassurance that we’ve done our due diligence on the ED hire. Our board president and I had a Zoom call with the new ED and let them know of the call we had received.

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6 Clear Signs You Need to Rethink Your Career as a Leader

Lolly Daskal

It’s always essential to periodically take stock of your leadership career. Being a leader comes with its unique challenges and rewards, but sometimes, it’s crucial to recognize when it might be time for a change. Here are six clear signs that should prompt you to consider reevaluating your career path. Waning Passion: Passion is the driving force behind great leadership.

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What Is Business Process Management? (Types, Examples, and Best Practices)

Sweet Process

Last Updated on March 22, 2024 by Owen McGab Enaohwo Start your free 14-day trial of SweetProcess No credit card needed. Cancel anytime. Click Here To Try it for Free. You recently read that the business process management (BPM) market is expected to record a global growth of 10.5%, reaching $14.4 billion by 2025. So, […] The post What Is Business Process Management?

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Research: How Women Can Build High-Status Networks

Harvard Business Review

Despite the potential career benefits of building high-status networks, research has long shown that women face greater obstacles in establishing these networks compared to men. The authors’ research, published in the Academy of Management Journal, not only underscores what we know about the unique challenges women face in building high-status networks; it also offers a strategic roadmap for overcoming these challenges.

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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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my kind, caring colleague wants to heal my MS

Alison Green

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I was recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis after a long period of treatment for increasing pain, joint deformation, and immobility. After the diagnosis, I told my boss, HR, and the team of four that I manage. Since I don’t want this to be seen as weird or embarrassing or something to tiptoe around, I made clear that the diagnosis is not a secret — and when it was evident that I couldn’t

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Explore the Top 5 Advantages of Incorporating OKRs into Strategy Planning

SME Strategy

Incorporating OKRs in strategy planning provides an effective framework that drives growth, aligns your goals, and tracks your progress.

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False Smiles, Real Consequences: The Impact of Toxic Positivity

Thought Leaders LLC

Explore the shift from toxic positivity to authenticity in the workplace, fostering genuine connections and a culture of empathy. Today’s guest post is b y Satyen Raja, Leadership Coach and Founder of WarriorSage. In an era where the corporate mantra often echoes the need for unwavering positivity, we find ourselves grappling with the unintended consequences of this singular focus.

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GenAI Could Make Online Conversations More Civil

Harvard Business Review

Online conversations are famously fraught, which creates challenges for people communicating on online platforms, including those used for workplace collaboration. New research suggests that these platforms might want to consider using generative AI to help cool down heated discussions and prepare employees for difficult conversations. The author discusses research that he and his colleagues have conducted on this topic and discusses the ways in which the community platform Nextdoor has started

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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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coworkers complained it’s not fair that I miss meetings, boss makes awkward comments about money, 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. When a job offer will require learning a new language and is 5,500 miles away My spouse was invited to apply for an academic professor job at a university 5,500 miles away (different continent and hemisphere!). He passed the first interview with the department he’d be working in, and passed the second interview with the heads of the university and HR.

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Leading Thoughts for March 21, 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. Sport executive Scott O’Neil on keeping what’s most important front and center: “What matters more than anything else to you? These are your guideposts, and any moment spent away from them is likely not a good use of time, a wasted effort, or, worse yet, just noise.

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Intuitive Eating: Ditch The Diet & Reconnect With Your Body

BetterUp

Jump to section What is intuitive eating? 10 fundamentals to eat intuitively 5 benefits of intuitive eating Misconceptions and myths around intuitive eating Getting started with intuitive eating Is intuitive eating backed by science? Deciding if intuitive eating is right for you?

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How to Decide If AI Should Be Part of Your Growth Strategy

Harvard Business Review

Should your company be betting on AI as a growth strategy now? How do you distinguish genuine opportunities from speculative fads and make an informed decision on whether AI is your next big bet? In this article, the authors cover five steps to help your company answer this question. After thoughtful analysis, your decision ultimately boils down to this: Does the current state of AI align with your business strategy?

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candidate’s mom keeping emailing to follow up for her, pimple patches at work, 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. Candidate’s mom keeping emailing to follow up on her behalf I’m in a position to hire older teens (usually just graduated high school) for a summer job. I have a question about how to handle an applicant’s mom. The child applied, but their mom keeps emailing to follow-up.

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End Game First

Michael McKinney

A CRISIS most often comes when you expect it least. How do you deal with the damage and move forward? Vice Admiral Mike LeFever and Roderick Jones state in End Game First , “In a crisis, you have to consider your end game first. At some point in the future, you will be out of danger and back in the day-to-day. Where do you want to be when that happens?

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Nurturing Support: Leadership’s Role in Sustaining New Year Momentum Beyond January

Thought Leaders LLC

Learn how leaders can sustain the momentum and engagement sparked by new-year goal-setting to drive longer-term success. Today’s guest post is b y Craig Goodliffe, CEO & Founder – Cyberbacker The start of a new year is a great time to refocus your workforce on the vision that drives your organization. Dialing up your mission and reminding your team why it matters can take engagement to the next level.

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How People Are Really Using GenAI

Harvard Business Review

There are many use cases for generative AI, spanning a vast number of areas of domestic and work life. Looking through thousands of comments on sites such as Reddit and Quora, the author’s team found that the use of this technology is as wide-ranging as the problems we encounter in our lives. The 100 categories they identified can be divided into six top-level themes, which give an immediate sense of what generative AI is being used for: Technical Assistance & Troubleshooting (23%), Content Crea

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my boss is upset I went over her head, I overheard damaging gossip, 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. I went over my (bad) manager’s head and she’s upset I work in a very specialized field of medical research, on a very small team. Shortly after I was hired, upper management filled the vacant role of my team’s manager with someone who has no direct experience in this type of research (though she does have a background in a scientific discipline related to what we do).

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11 Succession Planning Best Practices to Follow in 2024

AIHR

Poor succession planning can be incredibly expensive. According to Harvard Business Review , badly managed CEO transitions can wipe out nearly $1 trillion in market value each year for S&P 1500 companies. No senior leader lasts forever. But with a rock-solid succession planning strategy, you can ensure a smooth transition of leadership, minimizing disruption and maintaining stability.