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Is Motivation Science the Answer to Leading a Hybrid Workforce?

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The pushback was swift against the WeWork CEO’s bold claim that only the “least engaged” people want to continue working from home. Mathrani’s comment was self-serving, yet I’m grateful he raised awareness of an important issue. Leaders need to contend with real questions now that many in the workforce tasted what it’s like to work from home. Should you mandate coming back, tell people to stay at home, or institute a hybrid work model? If you are struggling to make the best call  »  Read More

3 Tips to Promote Your Team’s Mindfulness at Work

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Are you taking advantage of everyday opportunities to promote your team’s mindfulness and thriving? I encourage you to try three practical tips for helping your team catch their breath described in my SmartBrief on Leadership blog  »  Read More

3 Ways to Manage Up

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“Are you busy?” That’s a dumb question. It turns out, we often ask our managers dumb questions and wonder why we don’t get what we need. Over the years, I’ve discovered three proactive self leadership techniques almost guaranteed to help you and your manager both succeed. Avoid dumb questions, click  »  Read More

How to Overhaul Leadership

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Are you being held accountable to “drive for results” and “motivate people?” If so, consider joining the resistance. If you are in HR, you need to lead the resistance. Now is the time to rethink what constitutes good leadership. Read why—and how to rethink obsolete leadership competencies in my latest SmartBrief  »  Read More

What Inaugurations Can Teach You About Your Communication

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Your next company or staff meeting might not carry the weight of the Inaugural addresses but with these take-aways, you might go beyond informing to inspiring. Learn how not to take advantage of any opportunity you have to communicate at a higher level in my SmartBrief  »  Read More

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