Monthly Archives: March 2020

Busting a management myth: empowering employees doesn’t mean leaving them alone – McKinsey & Company post

Empowerment often requires more involvement, not less. In part one of this two-part series, we explore the fundamental misunderstanding of what empowerment means, and how it impacts leadership and management styles. In this, the first part of a two-part discussion of “empowerment,” we’ll take a look at how one manager found a need to become […]

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What it really means to lead more effectively through empowerment – McKinsey & Company post

Empowerment is a high-touch contact sport, but for “hands-on” leadership to be empowering, you need to be an inspiring coach. In part two of this two-part series, we delve into how leaders can genuinely empower employees and the positive impact this approach can deliver. By Aaron De Smet Delivers growth, innovation, and organizational agility and is […]

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The 10 most innovative workplace companies of 2020 – FAST Company post

These are the groundbreaking initiatives and products that major players—including Coca-Cola, T-Mobile, Spotify, and Uber—are utilizing to enhance their workplaces. By: FAST Company FAST Company publishes it’s “10 Best..” lists on a regular basis. It is quite an honor to be considered one of the Top 10 in your market. So here is the list […]

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Coronavirus: As employers weigh layoffs, these job listings are surging due to pandemic – USA Today post

By: Dalvin Brown Not surprisingly, some employers are considering layoffs, as business slows due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But if you are in health care – especially nursing – there are more jobs available this week over last. If you know community logistics, crisis management, thorough cleaning and sanitizing methods, there will be more jobs […]

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How Acting Like a Toddler Can Help You From Overthinking at Work – inc.com post

Overthinking has serious consequences inside and outside the office. Here’s how to break the cycle. By: Ryan Holmes, Founder and CEO, Hootsuite Research has shown that children laugh on average, 300 times a day. Adults on the other hand, laugh only about 17 times a day. It appears that we do not wish to appear […]

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4 ways Google looks for emotional intelligence in job candidates – FAST Company post

EI is a sought-after quality. Here are some ways people at Google look for it during the application process. By: Gwen Moran Very few companies get as many resumes as does Google. Last year alone, they reviewed over 3 million of them! One of the most-important criteria they look for is “Googleyness” – better known […]

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How to transform your to-do list into a productivity power tool – FAST Company post

It will likely require shifting your mindset in a few key ways. By: Stephanie Vozza There are a number of ways to look at a to-do list, to make it easier to get things done. There is the Covey Method, there’s the Eisenhower Matrix, and so on, and so on. Whatever – they all boil […]

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These are the 4 sentences you need to make your cover letter get noticed – FAST Company post

Ladders founder Marc Cenedella has reviewed thousands of cover letters. Here’s his advice on writing one that is certain to get attention. By: Marc Cenedella We hear the question often: “do cover letters still matter?” Our response is almost always the same – over 60% of all HR people read them, and are more inclined […]

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Break Bad Habits with a Simple Checklist – Harvard Business Review

By: Sabina Nawaz Large, immeasurable goals are very hard to implement successfully. Small, easily attainable, focused goals are much more likely to take root. There is an excellent method mentioned in this post that most of us can grow with over time. When we’re starting out on a new goal, we’re full of energy and […]

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5 ways you can get more comfortable taking criticism – FAST Company post

Feedback and criticism are going to happen, so why not take a more positive approach to them with these tips? By: Josh Womack We are *big* on introspection. You should be too – and with good reason. Introspection leads to greater empathy and higher EQ. Greater EQ leads to happier teams. Earlier in my career […]

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