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The Upside to Upending Your Routine

Distraction and change can be beneficial, even under difficult circumstances. Amid the global upheaval caused by the novel coronavirus, many of us are dealing with more distraction and change than usual. A small silver lining: the disruption might help develop your capacity for creative thinking and innovation. Changing plans, working in different environments, and negotiating general […]

Make the Leap

It’s better to jump than to be pushed. At some point in life, everyone experiences a nagging feeling that something in their life needs to change. Maybe it’s a job. Maybe it’s a relationship. Steve Harvey, the comedian and television personality, says that if you aren’t proactive in making that change, the universe is likely to […]

Are You a Team Player?

Coach Bill Campbell was one of the most valuable players in the history of Silicon Valley, working behind the scenes to create trillions of dollars of value for companies like Apple and Google. But he was content to stay out of the spotlight after retiring as a football coach for the Columbia Lions. Campbell’s selflessness […]

Creating the Right Incentives

Sometimes competitive compensation isn’t enough. Motivation isn’t just a matter of money. Everyone wants to feel as though their work has meaning that goes beyond their compensation. When your daily grind feels meaningful, you’ll usually be more productive—especially when you take pleasure in the work. But when the work feels meaningless and empty, your productivity […]

How to Cultivate Resilience

Accepting fate is better than fighting it. Philosophy is more than just old ideas printed in textbooks. It is a discipline that you can practice daily. The Stoic philosophy, for instance, helps people build discipline, fortitude, and resilience. Practicing Stoicism can help you make objective decisions faster and more accurately. Stoics accept reality. They strive to perceive the world […]

Make Yourself Understood

There are many barriers to communicating clearly in our modern world. Every day, people misunderstand one another, but they rarely realize there’s a problem until it’s too late. How can you make sure that you say what you mean—and that other people hear you? Here are two top insights from our latest release, TALKING TO […]

Weekend Wisdom – Your Path to Greatness

A lot of companies are good. But there’s a big difference between good and great—and many people are unsure about how to effect the transformation. In the aptly titled GOOD TO GREAT, author Jim Collins shows how to transform an average company into an outstanding organization. One piece of advice he offers is to always be honest about […]

Increase Your Negotiation IQ

Negotiation is a skill that requires patience and deep psychological insight. To get the deal of your dreams, you need to be aware of all the variables that may impact the process. Learn how to build better relationships, calculate the best position, and exceed other people’s expectations with our Instaread on BARGAINING FOR ADVANTAGE.

How One Company Changed the Rules

The Toyota company’s leadership and culture has been a game changer in the world of business management. For more than 50 years, Toyota’s guiding principles have promoted high efficiency, strong leadership, and self-reliance in its workforce. For insight into how the company has nurtured strong core values while remaining nimble enough to respond to new […]

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