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Jinxi Caddel on How To Read Body Language: The Head

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As we all know, communication is essential in society. Advancements in technology have … READ MORE

The destructive power of “ruinous empathy”

In Radical Candor, borrowing a phrase from Richard Tedlow, Kim Scott explains how strategic candor can help to “defy the quintessential pull of organizational mediocrity.” She focuses on two “dimensions”:

“The first dimension is about more than ‘just professional.’ It’s about giving a damn, … READ MORE

How to Unleash Your Unconscious Mind

In The Leading Brain, Friederike Fabritius and Hans Hagemann explain several ”powerful science-based strategies for achieving peak performance.” For example, these are their key points in Chapter 5, “Unleash Your Unconscious”:

o Your unconscious brain runs the show. Even when you make what seems to be a … READ MORE

Albert Einstein’s Surprising Thoughts on the Meaning of Life

Here is a brief article by Paul Ratner for Big Think. To check out other resources and/or sign up for email alerts, please click here.

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Albert Einstein was one of the world’s most … READ MORE

Technology, Jobs, and the Future of Work: A Special Report

It is my great privilege as well as pleasure to serve as a member of McKinsey & Company’s executive advisory panel. Of special interest to me is the subject of a recent briefing prepared by the McKinsey Global … READ MORE

A Plan for Handling Conflict at Work and Elsewhere

In the HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict, Amy Gallo and 37 “Guest Experts” explain how to ensure that disagreements do not become lose-lose arguments in the workplace…or anywhere else.

Here is a plan to consider:

“First, you … READ MORE

The Three Distinguishing Features of a Third and (Perhaps) Better Way to Innovate

In The Power of Little Ideas, written with Kent Lineback, David Robertson introduces a low-risk, high-reward approach to innovation he characterizes as the “Third Way.” In essence, this approach is “neither incremental improvement in current products nor revolutionary [radical] disruption of those products…[an approach that … READ MORE

How to Cope with Passive-Aggressive People at Work and Elsewhere

In the HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict, Amy Gallo and 37 “Guest Experts” explain how to ensure that disagreements do not become lose-lose arguments in the workplace…or anywhere else.

Here are a few of her observations … READ MORE

Radical Candid Criticism at Google and Apple

In Radical Candor, Kim Scott explains how almost any organization — whatever its size and nature may be — can “defy the gravitational pull of organizational mediocrity.” The ultimate goal of what she characterizes as Radical … READ MORE

Questions to ask when obtaining feedback from an underperforming direct report

In Radical Candor, Kim Scott explains how almost any organization — whatever its size and nature may be — can “defy the gravitational pull of organizational mediocrity.” The ultimate goal of what she characterizes as Radical … READ MORE

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