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How to ask for help at work

Central to highly functioning teams is team members and leaders who make themselves available to help others. A culture of giving is an important one to generate for staff to thrive. As a team leader, you need to develop your capabilities to mentor, coach and nurture your staff, giving them the...

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How to fire someone on your team with empathy and compassion

So you’ve got a rock in the pit of your stomach. You know what needs to be done and it can’t be avoided any longer, for everyone’s sake. But how are you going to get through this?

 

It’s time to let someone go. But how do you do it with empathy and compassion? How do...

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What we can learn about psychological safety from Pixar

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you, your kids or grandkids would have grown up with the movies, Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Inside Out and The Incredibles.

The studio behind all these hits, Pixar, has been heralded as a game changer in animation and in business, under...

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How to create empathetic teams

A study by Businessolver concluded that one out of three people would switch jobs for a more empathetic company. 40% would work longer hours for a more empathetic employer and a whopping 60% would even take a pay cut to be in a workplace wi greater empathy!

 

Employees value...

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Workshop activities for building stronger teams

Here we have workshop activities for you that help you build stronger teams. Studies have shown that psychological safety is the most important factor in building effective teams.

What is psychological safety?

Psychological safety is the belief that you won’t be punished or humiliated for...

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Lessons from Google on how to run a successful team

Collaborative activity has increased significantly in the past two decades. Teams are an essential unit within an organization as well as how we function socially. 

 

Given the proliferation of teamwork, in 2012 Google took on the task of researching how to optimize...

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How to Give Clarity to Your Team

One of the most significant challenges leaders face is often found in their blindspot. They don’t even realize they have a problem. That challenge is clarity. Often, leaders have a clear picture of what needs to happen sorted in their heads. The problem is that just because...

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How to receive clarity from your boss

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by an impossible workload of urgent tasks, you might feel like it’s time to find a new job! Or it could just be that you need greater clarity to identify where you really need to focus your efforts. 

 

When you’re unclear about your role...

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Creating a Fearless Organization

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How to Build Psychological Safety on Your Team

‘There’s no team without trust’ Paul Santagata, Head of Industry, Google. Quote via HBR

When it comes to team performance, Google discovered that...

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How to deploy and manage empathetic teams remotely

Whether you want to go remote or not, it’s becoming increasingly likely that someday you will. What might have been a temporary, ad hoc situation may become more permanent. If you’re not used to managing a remote team, you might worry-

  • How do I keep up morale and productivity?
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Eliminating Toxic Work Culture

How to eliminate toxic work cultures

 

A toxic work culture is one of the most debilitating situations a leader can have to deal with. 

 

It creeps in sometimes seemingly silently, permeates an organization quickly and leaves discontent, resentment, panic and chaos in its wake. It...

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How to Hire the Right Person

I need to hire someone new. How do I make sure I hire the best possible person for the position?

You are scared to death to hire in this economy, and with good reason. One of the scariest things a leader does is add a person to her team. When it goes well, hiring a new team member can be just...

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