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Navigate the Storm Using Innovation and the Talents of Your Team

During Crisis, Don’t Neglect Your Company’s Most Critical Asset: Ideas

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By Dr. Evans Baiya

It has been said, the best way to find your way around a new location quickly is to ask for ideas. As many of us are working from “new locations,” ideas are more important than ever. What is the best way to manage those ideas? How do you continue to engage your employees so they give you the best ideas?

Does Your Company Culture Matter? Only If You Want to Thrive!

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A Case Study of The Brooks Group

By Dr. Lisa Aldisert,

Organizational culture is a topic that baffles many executives because culture seems like a soft and squishy topic. After all, you don’t go out and buy a how-to manual on creating corporate culture! Although the topic may seem soft, hard, tangible results can ensue when your people are aligned with your culture.

Why Agility is Key to Companies Surviving the Pandemic

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Dr. Evans Baiya, Fast Company, June 2020

One of the key lessons coming from the COVID-19 pandemic is the need to create more resilient companies. Many organizations think they are resilient, but they are not. The U.S. has lost more than 100,000 businesses due to the virus, seen millions lose jobs, and is experiencing dismal short-term financial and economic outlooks. How does an organization survive and even thrive? Resiliency is the key.

Drop Your Armor to Get What You Want

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By Jalene Case

What would it look like to drop the armor you’ve been using to defend yourself? What are you protecting yourself from? I believe we want to shield our soul’s desires because we don’t want to risk injuring them. The crazy thing is that when we keep them locked up in a tower with the draw bridge lifted, we block out fulfillment, accomplishment, and joy.

8 Behavioral Styles That Affect How We Return to Work

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By Dr. Jeremy Graves

We are living in a world of change. We all know that the world is changing and, like most things in life, once we get used to this change a new one will occur. We may not know what tomorrow brings, but we can be certain that change is constant so learning to deal with change is a great predictor of our success as leaders.

New Normal, New Me, New Us: Four Fundamental Questions

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By Hasan Tahsin Güngör

When we talk about developing something in the world of business, we usually mean making a person, a product, a team or an institution better—more “preferable” than it is currently. The key word is “preferred.” Why should I want to be better at work? The answer is very simple: to be preferred.

The Power Of A Resilient Mindset

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By Dr. Jeremy Graves,

Growing Your Negotiation Skills

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Host Dale Dixon interviews Leadership and Change Management Advisor Lori McNeill about the components that make up effective Negotiation. Lori talks about everyday negotiation, the three styles of negotiation, and the importance of focusing on the problem not the person. She also lists the skills needed to be a good negotiator and the role of emotional intelligence in the process.

Freeing Our Work Spirit

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By Jalene Case,

Our poor work spirits have taken quite a hit during this pandemic. By “work spirit” I mean the part of us that loves the work we’ve chosen to do and relishes the rewards we receive for doing it well. I’ve talked with people who are still working in their jobs, people who have laid off all their employees but are still working, and solopreneurs trying to stay afloat. Everyone is exhausted.

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