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Why Invest in Ongoing Employee Development?
Why Invest in Ongoing Employee Development?
Why Invest in Ongoing Employee Development?

Employee training is worth the investment – today more than ever.

Team-Building with “Yes, And…”
Team-Building with “Yes, And…”
Team-Building with “Yes, And…”

Incorporate these improvisation techniques to build team trust, coherence and creativity.

How to Get Along with Your Hippo
How to Get Along with Your Hippo

Bosses. You watched their goings-on from a safe distance for a while, but now that you’re returning to the office you’ll need a real-life-encounter survival guide.

What to Say?
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A reading list about all kinds of conversations: light, naked, difficult and otherwise. 

Seven Questions to Give Your (Work) Life the Momentum It Deserves
Seven Questions to Give Your (Work) Life the Momentum It Deserves

Things aren’t really moving forward in life; you’re easily irritable, perhaps at a loss? And while everyone else is joyfully talking about the “new normal,” you’re getting a rash?

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Leslie Short

Expand Beyond Your Current Culture

Gain the tools and mind-set to advance diversity and inclusion in your organization.

Maven House Press
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Bartley J. Madden

Value Creation Principles

Still looking at price-to-earnings ratios? If so, you’re missing out on the market’s true winners.

Wiley
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Michael Brown

I Don’t Agree

Differing points of view are inevitable, but that doesn’t mean humanity is doomed to disagree.

Harriman House
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Michelle Obama

Working Women: Valerie Jarrett and the Importance of Mentorship

Michelle Obama talks with her long-time mentor Valerie Jarrett about mentoring from both sides of the desk.

Spotify
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Wanda T. Wallace

Fight the Fatigue That’s Killing Your Team’s Productivity

Learn why many workers lose focus and drive – and how to help them recover.

Strategy+business
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Jim Rohn

4 Tips for Setting Powerful Goals

The internet is replete with life advice, but sometimes the classics are gold.

Success
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Are We Too Focused on Teaching Leaders to Lead Others…
Are We Too Focused on Teaching Leaders to Lead Others…

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Job Crafting Means Shaping Your Job to Enhance Your Well-Being!

Job Crafting: Take Charge
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Job Crafting: Take Charge

Job crafting means proactively shaping your job to enhance your well-being. Although the concept has been around for a while, the pandemic has given it new relevance. Part I of this two-part series looks at what job crafting entails.

Job Crafting: A Skill for the Future
Job Crafting: A Skill for the Future

The concept has been around for 20 years. Yet the skills involved in job crafting are more pertinent to career success today than they have ever been before.  

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Catherine Moore

What Is Job Crafting?

Your job isn’t your dream job? That doesn’t mean it can’t be!

Positive Psychology
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Andy Storch

Own Your Career Own Your Life

Stop drifting through your working years; take charge of your career and start loving your life.

Andy Storch
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Dave Hollis

Get Out of Your Own Way

A former self-help skeptic offers guidance for overcoming the lies that keep you from a richer, fuller life.

HarperCollins Leadership
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Chase Jarvis

Creative Calling

Unleash your creativity to channel a new source of personal power.

HarperBusiness
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Bruce Anderson

Why Internal Mobility Needs to Be Part of Your Talent Strategy

Find out how an internal mobility program can benefit your organization – and what might stand in its way.

LinkedIn
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The Hybrid Workplace
The Hybrid Workplace
The Hybrid Workplace

After the pandemic, there won't just be the office and the home office – but everything in between. Here are five points to consider.

REST

“Turn That Damn Thing Off!”
“Turn That Damn Thing Off!”
“Turn That Damn Thing Off!”

With comprehensive home office, team chat solutions have led your colleagues straight into your living room – sometimes even worse. How do you put them outside the door again and get the necessary recreation time?

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Biohacking for Beginners
Biohacking for Beginners
Biohacking for Beginners

Tweaks to sharpen your thinking and increase your energy 

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MEREDITH TAGHI

What difference can an individual make? “A really big one”, says Meredith Taghi, VP Group Learning, Talent and HR Platforms at Deutsche Post DHL. “That is, if the right people are given the opportunity to get things done.” Meredith says it was Michael J. Arena’s Adaptive Space that opened her eyes to the potential of perfect job/people matches. Read our summary of the book!

SUMMARY

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Michael J. Arena

Adaptive Space

Disrupt your competitors, or the boldest of them will disrupt you. For “disrupt,” read “kill.”

McGraw-Hill Education
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