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Organizations Must Close The Engagement Gap In The Face Of Change

Organizations Must Close The Engagement Gap In The Face Of Change

From the C-suite to frontline managers, the only constant in today’s organizations is the exponential rate of change. Innovation is disrupting vast swathes of industries […]

Every Great Corporate Culture Embraces A Great Contradiction

Every Great Corporate Culture Embraces A Great Contradiction

Most firms operate with either a hard or soft edge.1 Those with a hard edge emphasize clear performance targets, disciplined practices, and absolute accountability for […]

Develop A Strong Change Orientation — And Avoid The Corporate “Tar Pits”

Develop A Strong Change Orientation — And Avoid The Corporate “Tar Pits”

For tens of thousands of years, oil seepage from the earth created craters of pitch in urban Los Angeles known as the La Brea Tar […]

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Joy in the workplace

Want More Joy At Work? Combine Trust With A Sense Of Purpose

Neuroscience makes a nonobvious prediction about high-trust organizations: Trust combined with Purpose results in Joy at work. Experiments from my lab and others show that […]




Conversational cowardice at work

Stop Paying The Price For Conversational Cowardice At Work

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If the number one fear among people—public speaking—had a younger sibling, it would be the fear of difficult conversations. Even powerful executives with strong personalities […]




Leadership presence

Strengthen Your Personal Presence With This 3-Part Model

We’ve all known people who have great presence, a quality that enables them to inspire and lead others. But as much as personal presence is […]




Preventing bad hires

Recruitment: 3 Ways To Eliminate Bad Hires In The Fake News Era

As the terms “fake news” and “alternative facts” have entered our lexicon, it should not surprise business executives looking to hire that there has been […]



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