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The 7 Types of Organizational Stress and How to Identify and Prevent Them

Merriam-Webster defines stress as “something that causes strong feelings of worry or anxiety.” That’s a gross understatement of what today’s workers have experienced in the last year due to the far-reaching impacts of COVID-19. The effects are profound. Consider these...

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How to Hire Your Next Key Leader

This article is heavily based on the excellent book, The Effective Hiring Manager by Mark Horstman. If you haven't read it and you need to make an important hire soon, don't take another step in the process until you do.

Adding people to your team is a nerve-racking thing! It's easily one of...

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Optimizing Team Dynamics

Some teams just have the flow. They deliver. People generally like them and they usually click with clients. Some of them see each other outside of work. You know the type. And you wonder - How come my team isn't like that? Why does it always seem like they’re all just biding...

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Leading Through Uncertainty

It might have been trendy to use the acronym VUCA around 10 years ago, but arguably it’s only recently that we’re truly living VUCA times. VUCA stands for volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous and was first used in military organizations following 9/11 but was later adapted to...

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Leadership Development in 2021

Business leadership is always changing, but the pandemic is pushing an accelerated transformation. As the pandemic drags on, we won’t really be able to assess the gravity of changes for a few more years, yet it’s pretty clear where we’re going. While leadership development was...

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How to Find Your Next Job
Looking for your next gig or getting ready to search for your next job can be one of the scariest and most exciting times in your life. Any more, it happens over and over and over again. The latest data is showing that most of us change careers every 18 months! So, it's a good thing to be good at...
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Why Small Talk Matters

The pandemic has changed the way we work, perhaps forever. Only in the next 5 to 10 years will we be able to fully map how and to what effect the workplace landscape has changed. While staff have scrambled to set up home offices and adapt to zoom meetings and other virtual parameters,...

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The Art of Professionalism

No matter where you work or in which industry, there’s always something that is expected of you, but nobody trains you in it, and it’s rarely spoken of. You’re just expected to know how to be professional.

You’re expected to have learned it on the job, in your first job,...

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How to Deal With Conflict at Work

Conflict is unavoidable. Or is it?

Certainly, the goal for most organizations in 2021 with a range of organizational psychology tools at our disposal would be to avoid conflict as much as possible. Except avoid is not the right word. Rather, through selecting the right team, practicing empathy,...

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How to Use Emotionally Intelligent Leadership

There are always personal differences in leadership style, but leadership, in general, has irrevocably evolved from its strict and detached past. It’s not just proficiency in your field that qualifies you to be a leader. That might have been the case at one time, but all...

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Summarizing 'Give and Take - A Revolutionary Approach to Success'

Back in 2013, Adam Grant published a seminal book called ‘Give and Take’. An organizational psychologist and one of Wharton’s top professors, Grant was already a New York Times best selling author when he penned ‘Give and Take’ which was named one of the best books...

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How to give behavioral feedback to your team

 

It’s always a pleasure to celebrate wins with your team and praise them for a job well done. Positive feedback, which reinforces exemplary behavior is not often something team leaders have a problem with. Most team leaders understand the importance of affirmation and encouragement...

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