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What’s your frequency?

What’s your frequency?

When you hear the phrase, “We need to get this done,” what is your reaction? For some, it’s a call to jump into the situation and solve the problem firsthand. For others, it’s a directive to organize the right people and resources to accomplish a goal. The first is a...

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The Energizer generation: it just keeps going and going

The Energizer generation: it just keeps going and going

Doesn’t it feel like Gen Y have been the up-and-comers in business for an incredibly long time? Their demands for new ways of thinking disrupted the status quo, and every other week, an article runs on what industries Millennials are killing next, from napkins to...

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Don’t look up

Don’t look up

In times of uncertainty, teams tend to look up—to leaders and managers who direct their efforts—to guide their next steps. If those teams continue to feel discomfort, they often assign blame to those same leaders, thinking (and sometimes saying) that leadership should...

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Knowing is not doing

Knowing is not doing

There's knowing how to do something, then there's doing it. Popularized in the book The Knowing-Doing Gap, the authors contend that intellectual capital isn't enough to make things happen — that companies often fall into the "smart talk trap." They argue that...

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Ready, aim, aim

Ready, aim, aim

Company change programs often fail due to a lack of interest. Management will announce plans for a big change initiative. Then they spend six months planning and designing the program. By the time of the launch, people have written the program off. It’s essential to...

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New times, new leaders

New times, new leaders

A rapid change in the form of remote work, the infusion of technology in nearly every job, and a massive generational handoff have necessitated a fundamental rethinking of the way we develop leadership skills. In fact, it is why we’ve identified the new leadership...

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