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In Conversation with Experts and Professionals

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“Empathy Is One of the Most Incredible Superpowers.”
This 17 min. read saves you up to 6 hours
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“Empathy Is One of the Most Incredible Superpowers.”

Gary A. Bolles, author of The Next Rules of Work and Chair for the Future of Work at Singularity University, talks about the declining shelf life of skills, ways to compensate for those losses – and the most unusual new demands on leadership in the hybrid workplace.

“The Way to Success Is Knowing Your Strengths and Using Them.”
This 8 min. read saves you up to 5 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from one getAbstract summary (one book with a total of 224 pages) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 261 minutes (about 5 hours). Learn more.
“The Way to Success Is Knowing Your Strengths and Using Them.”

Women are still passed up for promotion way too often, and men dominate the leadership levels in the workplace. Are hybrid work arrangements going to help level the playing field? Gill Whitty-Collins, author of Why Men Win at Work, shares her thoughts on the topic.

“Well-Being Doesn’t Just Mean Switching Off. It Is About How You Burn Your Light.”
This 8 min. read saves you up to 6 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from one getAbstract summary (one book with a total of 304 pages) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 357 minutes (about 6 hours). Learn more.
“Well-Being Doesn’t Just Mean Switching Off. It Is About How You Burn Your Light.”

Nicolai Chen Nielsen and Nicolai Tillisch explain how to make ambition work for you.

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“You Must Make It Clear That You Really Want People’s Ideas.”
This 10 min. read saves you up to 10 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 2 getAbstract summaries (2 books with a total of 496 pages) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 586 minutes (about 10 hours). Learn more.
“You Must Make It Clear That You Really Want People’s Ideas.”

Leadership consultants Karin Hurt and David Dye explain what it takes to create a culture in which people speak up and know their leaders hear and value their ideas. 

“We’re Not Going to Eliminate the Chaos!”
This 11 min. read saves you up to 3 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from one getAbstract summary (one book with a total of 146 pages) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 165 minutes (about 3 hours). Learn more.
“We’re Not Going to Eliminate the Chaos!”

Leadership expert and drummer Jim Boneau knows: Even in noisy and confusing conditions, you can find your rhythm – and that of your colleagues. That’s why the “Rumble Zone” is all about one thing: listening.

“Burnout Is Insidious: It Sneaks Up on You, Gradually Gnawing Away at You Over Time.”
This 18 min. read saves you up to 6 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from one getAbstract summary (one book with a total of 304 pages) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 347 minutes (about 6 hours). Learn more.
“Burnout Is Insidious: It Sneaks Up on You, Gradually Gnawing Away at You Over Time.”

Jacinta Jiménez, author of The Burnout Fix, on prevention, treatment and reintegration in case of burnout – a topic that still too few people talk about or act on.

“Pettiness Costs a Lot of Time, Money And Morale.”
This 12 min. read saves you up to 13 hours
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“Pettiness Costs a Lot of Time, Money And Morale.”

Alex Alonso, chief knowledge officer at SHRM, on the hidden costs of workplace niggles, what disasters can result from borrowing Kleenex tissues from the neighbor’s desk – and how to prevent all that from happening in your organization.

“The Growth Mind-Set Is Almost a Ticket to Entry to Becoming an Effective Learner”
This 18 min. read saves you up to 25 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 4 getAbstract summaries (4 books with a total of 1239 pages) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 1469 minutes (about 25 hours). Learn more.
“The Growth Mind-Set Is Almost a Ticket to Entry to Becoming an Effective Learner”

Matthew Smith, chief learning officer at McKinsey, opens up about simple and actionable learning practices that will make you an intentional learner in no time.

“Structure Begets Flexibility.”
Cal Newport / Penny Gray Photography
This 15 min. read saves you up to 6 hours
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“Structure Begets Flexibility.”

We’re drowning in emails, text messages, and more and more new collaboration tools. Cal Newport advises organizations to pull the emergency brake now.

“Virtual Learning Is a Great Equalizer.”
This 7 min. read saves you up to 5 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from one getAbstract summary (one book with a total of 208 pages) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 243 minutes (about 5 hours). Learn more.
“Virtual Learning Is a Great Equalizer.”

COVID-19 accelerated digital transformation in all areas, including the L&D space. Blended learning pioneer Jennifer Hofmann shares some of her experiences working with clients over the past year.

“Go Watch Your People!”
Donald H. Taylor
This 10 min. read saves you up to 5 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 2 getAbstract summaries (one book with a total of 242 pages and one article) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 281 minutes (about 5 hours). Learn more.
“Go Watch Your People!”

Donald H. Taylor on the results of the latest Learning and Development Global Sentiment Survey, and what matters now if you want to properly upskill and reskill in your organization.

“People Thoroughly Underestimate the Importance of Body Language in Virtual Communication.”
Richard Newman / borntospeak.com
This 8 min. read saves you up to 5 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from one getAbstract summary (one book with a total of 224 pages) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 261 minutes (about 5 hours). Learn more.
“People Thoroughly Underestimate the Importance of Body Language in Virtual Communication.”

The virtual work environment requires a new set of communication skills. Award-winning communication expert Richard Newman explains how to captivate an online audience.

“Hybrid Work Structures Are Here to Stay”
This 8 min. read saves you up to 6 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from one getAbstract summary (one book with a total of 284 pages) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 333 minutes (about 6 hours). Learn more.
“Hybrid Work Structures Are Here to Stay”

Author and technology expert Phil Simon opens our eyes to the underused potential of new collaboration technologies that will make work processes more transparent and efficient.

“Technology Is Not the Real Problem Here.”
This 10 min. read saves you up to 8 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from one getAbstract summary (one book with a total of 384 pages) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 451 minutes (about 8 hours). Learn more.
“Technology Is Not the Real Problem Here.”

Relying on technology to communicate can leave us feeling increasingly disconnected from one another. Author and consultant Dr. Karen Sobel Lojeski developed a system to measure and best practices to reduce Virtual Distance at organizations.

“Up Is Just One Way to Grow.”
Beverly Kaye
This 5 min. read saves you up to 7 hours
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“Up Is Just One Way to Grow.”

The best talent acquisition process won’t be of much use if you can’t keep the talent you have, says career development expert Beverly Kaye.

“Experience Tells People What You Did. Your Character Tells People Where You’re Going.”
This 9 min. read saves you up to 5 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from one getAbstract summary (one book with a total of 239 pages) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 278 minutes (about 5 hours). Learn more.
“Experience Tells People What You Did. Your Character Tells People Where You’re Going.”

In US Special Operations, having the right people on your team can often mean the difference between life and death.

“An Opportunity for Our Staff to Share Their Skills”
This 13 min. read saves you up to 6 hours
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“An Opportunity for Our Staff to Share Their Skills”

St. Andrew’s Hospice emphasizes its learning culture through Learning At Work Week. Lisa Tillison, Learning and Development Lead at the charity, explains why.

“You Have to Reach People Emotionally”
This 10 min. read saves you up to 5 hours
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“You Have to Reach People Emotionally”

York von Heimburg has been working on the topic of virtual team leadership for many years. He knows what’s essential – and what mistakes to avoid.

“Your Level of Social Connection Affects Your Longevity”
Michael Lee Stallard
This 19 min. read saves you up to 5 hours
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“Your Level of Social Connection Affects Your Longevity”

Business author Michael Lee Stallard on how to maintain connections in our private and professional lives – and why the pandemic could improve our working relationships enormously in the long term.