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The ‘Competence Trap’: Why Teams Struggle to Change

Why is it so hard to get teams to take on something new and make it succeed? Is it that people are too resistant to change? Are they too busy with their current tasks? Are they just not good enough? In this Quick Take, you will learn: The key reason why teams fail when they…

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Working with Other Departments: How to Win Over “Porcupines”

Working with people in other departments – or other organizations – takes a subtle touch. You need their help, but your influence is limited. You’re not their coach or their supervisor. You don’t hire them, fire them, promote them or pay them. So how do you influence them? In this Quick Take, you will learn:…

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Hiring for Grit

He looked so good on paper. But a year later he hasn’t lived up to his potential. Yes, he’s smart and talented. But when he encounters obstacles, he throws up his hands.   In this Quick Take, you will learn: Why talent, credentials and past accomplishments don’t always predict on-the-job success Two key indicators you…

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Coaching: How to Help Employees Bounce Back After Failure

Some people bounce back from mistakes – even big mistakes – with grit and resolve. Others feel crushed, lose confidence and stop doing the things that made them successful. They may even quit their job or change careers – with potentially devastating consequences for both the employee and your organization.   In this Quick Take,…

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Managing Workplace Stress: How to Stay Productive Under Pressure

Think of a time when you were swamped at work. Too many deadlines. Too many people demanding your mind-share. Not enough time or resources to get it all done. You may be thinking, “That’s how I always feel.” Fortunately, there are steps you can take to prevent such workplace stress from crushing your focus, productivity…

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Employee Motivation: The Surprising Power of ‘Line of Sight’

What inspires employees to show up every day and give their all? Good pay and benefits? That helps but it’s not enough. Most people want more than to show up, collect a paycheck and go home. They want their work to make a difference. Yet research shows that most employees don’t feel a sense of…