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How Artists Can Transition into the Business World

Harvard Business Review

The creator economy has given many young people an opportunity to eschew a more traditional career path and monetize their talents via social media. But, what if, you’ve discovered your priorities have evolved and you are now considering a job in the business world? The daunting process of reassessing your goals and then converting your value to this new space can feel overwhelming.

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coworkers message me “hi” with nothing else, younger coworker thinks I’m tech-illiterate, 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. Coworkers message me “hi” with no indication of what they need I find myself very frustrated with many of my coworkers. We use Teams, and I often receive messages that just say “Hi Name.” If I’m available, I can respond right away and get to their request.

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Want to Live Longer? Change Your Mind About Aging

Nir Eyal

Typing in “longevity” into Amazon reveals over 40,000 books on the topic. Each author purports their own cure, typically involving a special diet, miracle supplement, or painful practice. However, there is one often overlooked factor that studies have found increases lifespan by seven years or more. The post Want to Live Longer? Change Your Mind About Aging appeared first on Nir and Far.

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How To Make Cross-functional Collaboration Work

Management30 Agile and Lean Principles

What is cross-functional collaboration and how can we make it successful? This is a personal reflection on the early steps taken towards cross-functionality in 2011, and the lessons learned from over a decade of working to encourage and support collaboration among teams with diverse skills. The post How To Make Cross-functional Collaboration Work appeared first on Management 3.0.

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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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You Need New Skills to Make a Career Pivot. Here’s How to Find the Time to Build Them.

Harvard Business Review

With any significant change in your career comes the need for new skills. But that’s even more true when you want a radical career change. In these situations, it’s going to take more than listening to a few webinars to build the knowledge you need get to where you want to go. You must set aside a significant amount of time for self-directed learning, formal training, or even a second job to gain the skills for the big leap.

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10 Unseen Leadership Pitfalls When You Are Not Setting Clear Expectations

Lolly Daskal

When leaders fail to define expectations clearly, they unknowingly pave the way for various pitfalls that can hinder both individual and organizational success. As an executive leadership coach with years of experience, I’ve observed that one of the most fundamental yet often overlooked aspects of effective leadership is setting clear expectations.

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So How Can I Start to Become a More Emotionally Intelligent Leader? 

Leadership Freak

Emotionally intelligent leaders know how to win the hearts and minds of people. You want this book! The author is giving away 20 copies of, "Emotional Intelligence for dummies!" Tip: Check whether you accurately reflect the other person's feelings after they express them. Get in early on this one!

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A Great Sales Pitch Hinges on the Right Story

Harvard Business Review

When you’re working in sales, you need to master the art of persuasion and that involves being able to tell a compelling story that explains why your product or service will meet someone’s needs. It involves listening, making an emotional connection, and thinking from the customer’s point of view. The earlier you can learn how to communicate in this way, the faster you will likely grow in your role.

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Creating a Supportive Environment for Organizational Change

Michael McKinney

T ODAY, change management is an integral part of organizational strategy. Yet, change in any form or context tends to challenge our sense of stability and security. Whenever new concepts, methods, or ways of thinking are introduced, they are bound to come up against resistance. Apprehension about the future impedes progress and undermines well-conceived change efforts.

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12 Wyas Leaders Build Trust

Eric Jacobson

You can't lead if your employees, team or followers don't trust you. Building trust takes energy, effort and constant attention to how you act. To help build trust, follow these 16 tips , recommended by author Susan H.

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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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sometimes an old job isn’t done with you … even when you’re done with it

Alison Green

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. When you quit a job, you typically assume you’re finished with that work — once you’re gone, your former colleagues will find a way to move on without you. But sometimes an old job isn’t done with you … even when you’re done with it. Bizarrely, I hear all the time from people who still regularly receive work questions from jobs they’re no longer employed by.

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Your Team Members Aren’t Participating in Meetings. Here’s What to Do.

Harvard Business Review

Traditional advice for leaders who want to increase meeting participation call for clarifying expectations, setting clear agendas, and asking open-ended questions. While these strategies have their merits, they might not always work because they’re usually based on the leader’s assumptions about what the team needs, rather than facts about what they actually need.

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3 Ways to Serve Your Future Self Today

Leadership Freak

The power of living is decisions have a life of their own. It is disappointment and dread. All action has a future. Choices have lifespans.

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35 Best Employee Spotlight Questions to Ask (In 2024)

AIHR

The key to an effective employee spotlight interview is drafting and asking the right employee spotlight questions. Thoughtfully designed questions prompt the interviewee to offer genuine responses that capture the audience’s attention. Employees’ voices matter; they have a profound influence on organizational culture. Employee spotlights are valuable for listening to your employees’ opinions and showcasing their career journeys within the company.

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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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I’m supposed to fire my husband’s ex-wife

Alison Green

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I have recently accepted a job I am excited about. I have been working a long time to get to this level of position. I am taking a week off before starting my new position. While I was interviewing for the new position, they mentioned that one of my potential direct reports, Maude, had only been at the company for three weeks and they were discovering she is a bit more “self-taught” than she and he

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How One Company Added Carbon Estimates to Its Customer Invoices

Harvard Business Review

Soprema is an international building materials supplier, producing millions of square meters of waterproofing, insulating, and roofing products each year. In 2022, Pierre-Etienne Bindschedler, the company’s president and third-generation owner, committed to reporting the carbon footprint of each product on every customer invoice, and to help customers reduce the embedded GHG emissions in the products they purchased.

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How to Disagree with Your Boss Without Losing Your Job

Lolly Daskal

In the world of work, disagreements are inevitable. They can arise between colleagues, teams, and even between employees and their bosses. While it’s common to have differing opinions, disagreeing with your boss can be a delicate matter. Many employees fear that expressing disagreement might jeopardize their job security or harm their professional reputation.

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Unlocking Team Synergy: Overcoming Misalignments And Building A Unified Vision For Success

Kotter Inc.

The post Unlocking Team Synergy: Overcoming Misalignments And Building A Unified Vision For Success appeared first on Kotter International Inc.

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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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update: are we supposed to accept “touch” as an “appreciation language” at work?

Alison Green

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. Remember last week’s letter-writer whose company was doing a session on the “five languages of appreciation in the workplace” which for some inexplicable reason included “touch” ? Here’s the update. The meeting came and went, so I thought I’d update you.

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Why Leaders Solve the Wrong Problems

Thought Leaders LLC

We have been taught to find answers to problems, not to question the problem itself. Today’s guest post is b y Roger L. Firestien, Ph.D., author of SOLVE THE REAL PROBLEM: Because What You Think Is The Problem Is Usually Not The Problem. Based on my experience working with thousands of people and hundreds of organizations, when it comes to solving problems, 99% of the time what we think is the problem is actually not the problem.

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7 Networking Email Templates & Examples

BetterUp

Jump to section The importance of networking 4 online networking examples How to write a networking email: 7 templates for any situation 4 networking tips Build better connections

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Between Two Borgs

Help Scout Leadership

Two very different approaches to the application of technology in pursuit of a particular goal, the outer edges of the responses that individuals and companies have to every new technology. Between Bjorn Borg and The Borg.

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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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I think my nanny candidate used a fake reference

Alison Green

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I’m looking for a part-time nanny for my young daughter. I posted on a reputable online job board that connects parents and caregivers, and I received several applications. One of them, a young woman I’ll call Aurora, quickly became my top candidate. She had great experience, special expertise, and her caregiving philosophy matched mine.

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Psychology of Employee Recognition: Understanding The Fundamentals in 2024

Vantage Circle

Why does a simple 'thank you' or a shout-out in a meeting make us feel so good? This isn't just about manners; it's about the profound impact of recognition on our brains and behaviors. Understanding the psychology of employee recognition reveals why simple acts of appreciation, such as a 'thank you' or a public commendation, have such a profound impact on workplace morale and productivity.

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How to Deal With Toxic Family Members: 10 Tips

BetterUp

Jump to section Signs that you have a toxic family How toxic behaviors affect you How to cope with toxic family behaviors How to deal with family members who disrespect you Protect yourself

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How Can I Set the Right Boundaries in a New Job?

Harvard Business Review

A leader learns how to escape the cycle of burnout at work.

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am I being a brat about not getting promoted?

Alison Green

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I recently applied for a promotion at work and was passed over in favor of an outside candidate. I won’t go into all the details, but hopefully it suffices to say that I was a very strong candidate, I had a lot of internal support, and everyone I’ve talked to has been legitimately shocked that I didn’t get the job.

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Best Employee Engagement Software in 2024 for Employee Surveys, Wellness, Recognition, and more

Vantage Circle

Introduction to Employee Engagement Software It is no secret that employee engagement is crucial for companies to thrive in the modern workplace. But how can you ensure engagement? What do you need to do to engage your employees? These questions might be hovering in your mind. In the tech-driven modern workplace, using technology to build employee engagement tools is rather a smart move.

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Overcoming the 4 Lies of Status

Leadership Freak

Status is more than the way others see you. It governs the way you see the world. It’s a lens you use to see yourself. Loss of standing assaults your confidence. You wonder who you are. Find answers to the deceptions of status on this post.

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How to Navigate Change at Any Career Stage

Harvard Business Review

A conversation with media industry veteran Bonnie Hammer on adapting to industry disruption.

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I’m scared of hiring my first employee, an email squabble, 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. Was I wrong in this email squabble? I have a question about a little email tussel I recently ended up in. I am a contractor for a professional services agency and was working on a project for a client. Part of my work includes using a third party to upload documents to a publishing site.

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Why Your Professional Relationships are Important for Your Career Success

Lolly Daskal

As an executive leadership coach with years of experience, I’ve witnessed firsthand the significant impact that professional relationships can have on an individual’s career success. While skills and expertise are undoubtedly essential, the connections you build and nurture throughout your professional journey play an equally crucial role.