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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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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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Psychological Safety Exercises for building stronger teams

Workshop activities for building stronger teams

We have psychological safety exercises 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...

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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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