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4 Ways to Encourage People to Do What Needs to Be Done

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People can have two reactions when asked to comply with a request or rule: reflective or reflexive. My video explains why so many people react reflexively using justifications for their decisions without understanding their values or the implications of their choices for their own health and well-being, let alone other people’s. You’ll learn about a phenomenon called “compensatory need satisfaction.” Given what’s happening in today’s world, I think you might find this a significant  »  Read More

Why Leadership is 5 Times Harder Than You Think

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Leadership is not only complex—it’s five times harder than you thought it would be. Learn why you need to consider leadership a serious practice in my blog  »  Read More

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

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