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4 expert tips to propel your neurodivergent superstars

Suzi McAlpine

Did you know that 15-20% of the population globally are neurodivergent? Chances are, you’ve led, will lead or are currently leading someone neurodivergent. Or maybe it’s you personally that finds it challenging to work in a traditional or neurotypical way? Recently I asked The Leader’s Digest subscribers what leadership topics they wanted me to explore.… The post 4 expert tips to propel your neurodivergent superstars first appeared on Suzi McAlpine | The Art of Leadership.

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The Myths and Realities of Being a Product Manager

Harvard Business Review

Product management has become an aspirational career. A group of popular social media influencers regularly offers advice on what it takes to attain a job and succeed in this field. But their content tends to glamorize the profession, gloss over the day-to-day-realities, and dispense wisdom that isn’t always on point.

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your non-compete agreement is now illegal (or it will be in 4 months)

Alison Green

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. The Federal Trade Commission yesterday banned non-compete agreements for most U.S. workers, saying that they stifle wages. The ruling not only makes non-competes illegal, but it also requires employers to to inform employees with existing non-competes that they are null and void. An exception was carved out for senior executives; the ruling would allow non-competes only for that small group.

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7 Effective Ways to Develop Your Talent for an Unpredictable Future

Lolly Daskal

As an executive leadership coach, I’ve witnessed the profound impact of talent development in an increasingly uncertain world. In today’s business environment, the only constant is change, and being equipped to navigate the unpredictable is essential. According to McKinsey’s study, it highlights the concerns of executives, with a staggering 87% believing that their organizations will face disruption due to digital trends.

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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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5 Things Leaders Say

Leadership Freak

The first step to becoming a leader is in the heart. You learn to love people. A person who loves people turns their focus outward. The second step to leadership is practicing things leaders say. Words without heart are meaningless irritants.

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Lessons from Beyoncé on Navigating Exclusion

Harvard Business Review

In 2016, Beyoncé’s performance at the CMA Awards sparked backlash from fans complaining about everything from her attire to her lack of connection to the genre. This year, she released her first country album, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. Her actions over the past eight years have been a case study in how to navigate workplace exclusion.

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Possible: How to Transform Any Conflict

Michael McKinney

C ONFLICT will always be with us. We’re human. William Ury says, “We actually need more conflict, not less—if we are to learn, grow, evolve. The problem is the destructive way we handle conflict—destroying relationships, lives, and resources. Thankfully, we have a choice.” In Possible: How We Survive (and Thrive) in an Age of Conflict , Ury explains how to embrace conflict and transform it constructively to bring out the best in us—not the worst.

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Case Study: How to Increase Self-Organization in a Complex Environment

Agile42

The restructuring of an existing value stream represents the greatest possible tactical challenge that managers can face in the context of agile transformation. It directly impacts the organization’s ability to deliver and affects established social structures. It is also on the borderline between two domains: complicated and complex; some aspects of the target structure are known with a fair degree of certainty based on experience, but we cannot predict how the transformation process will

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How to Answer an Open-Ended Question from a Job Candidate

Harvard Business Review

Interviewers should prepare for interviews just as thoroughly as candidates do. Being equipped with compelling stories and setting aside dedicated preparation time, such as 30 minutes beforehand, allows interviewers to mentally prepare and be fully present during the interview. Like with candidates, it’s not only the content of what is said that matters, but also the manner in which it’s conveyed.

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an employee showed up for a video training while lounging in bed and smoking

Alison Green

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I work in a low-level supervisory role for a social service agency. Most of our employees work remotely and are issued desktop computers with a monitor and camera. The majority of these remote employees do not need to be on camera to complete daily tasks; however, when meetings or training sessions occur, “cameras on” is expected.

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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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10 Practices for the Leader as Coach

Leadership Freak

Leaders who love telling people what to do can’t coach. The use of authority creates conformity. The leader as coach ignites vitality. Here are 10 essential qualities of the leader as coach.

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10 Trust Breaking Mistakes You Should Never Make in Your Organization

Lolly Daskal

Trust is the cornerstone of any successful organization. It’s the invisible glue that holds teams together, fosters collaboration, and drives innovation. However, trust is fragile and can be easily shattered by the actions of leaders and team members. As an executive leadership coach, I’ve seen firsthand the consequences of trust-breaking mistakes in organizations.

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Preventing Ransomware Attacks at Scale

Harvard Business Review

Designing software that’s resilient against the most common cyberattacks is possible — and significantly more cost effective than dealing with the fallout of a hack.

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my boss wants us to meet with a spiritualist to fix the negative energy in our building

Alison Green

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I work at a small nonprofit and recently the employee with the longest institutional knowledge just left her position because of the years of abuse, micromanagement, and overwork she endured. Now, the executive director is trying to set up an all-staff meeting with a “spiritualist” so that she can figure out why there has been so much negative energy in the building.

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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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Employee Recognition Event: Tips and Recognition Calendar

Vantage Circle

Employee recognition events go beyond mere celebrations; they are pivotal drivers of engagement, morale, and success. Thus, creating impactful recognition events requires thorough planning and exploration. From establishing clear goals to crafting memorable experiences, each aspect deserves careful consideration to leave a lasting impact on employees.

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Leading Thoughts for April 25, 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. David Rock on listening for potential in others: “When you listen for potential, you’re assuming that others have the capacity to answer the question for themselves; you then respectfully see how you can best make yourself useful.

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How Burnout Became Normal — and How to Push Back Against It

Harvard Business Review

Slowly but steadily, while we’ve been preoccupied with trying to meet demands that outstrip our resources, grappling with unfair treatment, or watching our working hours encroach upon our downtime, burnout has become the new baseline in many work environments. From the 40% of Gen Z workers who believe burnout is an inevitable part of success, to executives who believe high-pressure, “trial-by-fire” assignments are a required rite of passage, to toxic hustle culture that pushes busyness as a badg

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I don’t want to participate in my office’s steps challenge, returning to a job I criticized, 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 don’t want to participate in my office’s steps challenge My office is getting ready to start a months-long steps challenge, and there’s a big emphasis on participating because we’ve got a mix of in-person, hybrid, and remote employees and this is supposed to be something to help us all engage.

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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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3 Steps to More Compassionate Self-Leadership

Michael Hyatt

“Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face,” Mike Tyson said. Sometimes, that punch isn’t literal. It’s life dealing you a blow. And it doesn’t even have to be major to knock the air from your lungs—just well-timed. I turned on my phone for the first time since my brother and I […] The post 3 Steps to More Compassionate Self-Leadership appeared first on Full Focus.

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5 Successful Ways Leaders Can Increase Employee Engagement

Lolly Daskal

Employee engagement is the heartbeat of any thriving organization. It’s the driving force behind productivity, innovation, and overall success. As an executive leadership coach, I’ve witnessed the transformative power of leaders who prioritize and nurture employee engagement. Here are five effective and thought-provoking strategies that leaders can implement to enhance employee engagement within their teams and organizations.

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Research: More People Use Mental Health Benefits When They Hear That Colleagues Use Them Too

Harvard Business Review

Novartis has trained more than 1,000 employees as Mental Health First Aiders to offer peer-to-peer support for their colleagues. While employees were eager for the training, uptake of the program remains low. To understand why, a team of researchers conducted a randomized controlled trial with 2,400 Novartis employees who worked in the UK, Ireland, India, and Malaysia.

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the noise complaint, the romantic violin, and other business trips gone awry

Alison Green

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. Last week we talked about business trip mishaps and here are 12 of my favorite stories you shared about business trips that went very badly awry. 1. The stomach bug I got a stomach bug while attending a trade show. Realized I felt bad, so went outside the conference hall to get some fresh air.

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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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How To Build Immunity To Burnout In The Workplace

Eric Jacobson

Raise your hand if you have ever experienced burnout during your career? I sense many raised hands. That is because workplace burnout is incredibly common. Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It occurs when you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet constant demands.

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6 Ways to Transform Your Business with This Game-Changing Strategy

Lolly Daskal

In the realm of leadership, there’s a profound responsibility that rests on the shoulders of every leader – the responsibility to drive transformative change within their organizations. This responsibility takes on a new dimension with the emergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI), a catalyst poised to usher in the next wave of transformative technology.

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Research: Why People Really Buy Upcycled Products

Harvard Business Review

Researchers who analyzed consumer feedback from Etsy discovered that what consumers value most about upcycled products is not their sustainability but their creativity. Their findings offer some guidelines for companies who hope to design and successfully market upcycled products: 1) Designers should consider using components from other industries to enhance the appeal of their products and encourage cross-industry collaboration; 2) Product designers and managers should identify new uses for pro

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have we changed our views about working from home?

Alison Green

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I’d love to have your take and the readers’ take on whether society as a whole has changed its view on working from home. Most of last year, I was job searching, and something an interviewer said once has stuck with me. I was in a second interview for an office job in a non-customer-facing role.

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Why Blogging Is Important for Business Growth

Ascend

Good, consistent blogging takes a lot of time, resources, and money to produce articles that your prospects will want to read. Is it worth the effort?

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Why Your Company Can’t Survive Without an AI Ethics Committee

Lolly Daskal

As an executive leadership coach, I advise my clients on various aspects of leadership, and one topic that has been gaining increasing importance in today’s rapidly evolving business is the role of ethics in artificial intelligence (AI). Artificial intelligence has transformed industries, improved efficiency, and provided innovative solutions, but it also brings along a set of ethical challenges that your company can’t survive without addressing.

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Education Requirements To Pursue an HR Specialist Career

AIHR

If you’re thinking about moving into a human resources specialist role, it’s essential to consider HR specialist education requirements. On average, there are about 78,700 openings for HR specialists each year in the US. Knowing what organizations are looking for and what you need to be successful can help you stand out from the crowd and get the job you want.

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I’m flooded by job candidates calling for more info

Alison Green

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: My company has a very small number of permanent employees but we employ a large number of entry-level seasonal workers at a couple of points in the year. We don’t have landlines, only company cell phones. The phone number on our website, brochures, etc. is my number and job applicants often call my number, asking for more details about compensation, qualifications, job duties, etc. before they have been

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How Leaders Can Reduce Employee Burnout Within The Workplace

Eric Jacobson

The constant pace of change and a variety of new demands are contributing to widespread burnout among both employees and managers today. According to new research from a Harris Poll survey done on behalf of The Grossman Group , more than 75% of employees and 63% of managers report feeling burned out or ambivalent in their current position. And surprisingly managers are not recognizing just how overwhelmed their employees feel, with 89% saying their employees are thriving compared to the actual t

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A Proven Model to Combat U.S. Drug Shortages

Harvard Business Review

By leaning into transparency, eschewing rebate schemes, and cutting out middlemen, this nonprofit is able to significantly lower the market price of insulin.