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Capacity building and the Tom Brady Effect

September 14, 2022
For Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback and seven-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady, the best leaders not only learn from their losses, but always seek to improve after a win.

Are great chances staring you in the face?

August 10, 2022
Recognizing the moment when a big break is possible is a skill that can be honed and strengthened. Here are some tips that can be applied to whatever sort of opportunity you’re on the lookout for.

Don’t say this word unless you mean it!

August 10, 2022
Along with the recent omnipresence of “literally” and “absolutely,” is it even possible to count how many times you hear the word “definitely” in the course of a day? Is this an infuriating laziness, an epidemic of insincerity, an inattentiveness to language?

Is the news ruining your productivity?

July 13, 2022
In a world addicted to doom-scrolling, those who can step away from all the bad news are more calm, centered, logical and productive. Here are steps to take now.

Planning: a basic building block of mental health

July 13, 2022
Not only does it feel good to look forward to something, it turns out that it’s also very important for mental health. Here are a few benefits of drawing up even the simplest tangible plan for a future event or activity.

The lesson of Amazon’s ‘flywheel’

July 13, 2022
“Amazon’s retail flywheel is famous,” writes John Rossman in the book Think Like Amazon. “Yet what is it exactly?”

Ex-colleague trashes us online: What to say?

June 8, 2022
Q. A senior leader was let go from our company. As a friend of hers, I’ve become aware of disparaging things she now writes online about it—nothing widely seen, but I think many of them are unjustified. I want to stay friends, but also put an end to these inaccuracies. Any suggestions?

The 10 tenets of a group dynamic

June 8, 2022
“A group or co-operative enterprise is more likely to succeed,” wrote researchers Malcolm Harper and A.K. Roy in a study published in 1980, “if the following conditions are satisfied.”

Let employees go out how they want

June 8, 2022
Like most rituals, the office farewell party is, in theory, a nice idea. But honestly… who has ever enjoyed theirs?

6 questions to consider after Elon Musk’s anti-telecommuting decree

June 8, 2022
When you think about the productivity of your remote employees, ask yourself these questions.