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You've lost your sense of control. Now what?

When you lose a sense of control, how can you react? Here are the options, and why creating choice is your best bet.

When you're angry with a team member, how do you approach it?

The most recent SmartBrief on Leadership poll: When you're angry with a team member, how do you approach it?

Do these 4 things to improve employee retention during the pandemic

Employee retention is different during this pandemic, and leaders need to act differentl, too. Read on and watch the video for more advice on keeping your talent.

Are the next great leaders hiding in plain sight?

Great talent isn't always noticed. Here's how leaders can correct this blind spot and promote deserving employees into higher roles.

Why crisis can provoke ideas and innovation

No crisis is a good thing. But how leaders and organizations react matters. Innovation and ideas can be birthed from crisis and chaos.

Leaders: Are you dedicated to the people you serve?

The shoe company Vans shows the power of treating customers and employees as partners in good times and bad.

This is how adversity can improve the way you think

The pandemic is a lot of things, but it can be an opportunity to redefine what we want out of life.

Learning & development in a post-coronavirus world
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In this moment, it is up to Learning & Development professionals to champion learning across their organizations.

Manage and prioritize your to-do list

To-do lists won't help your productivity if you don't execute them well. Leaders can further their careers and get more done with a better approach.

How leaders can improve morale besides another Zoom happy hour

Video calls have lost their novelty. Fortunately, they are far from the only way for leaders to inspire, communicate with and connect to their teams.

Questions that can help your team manage technology overload

Technology is keep workplaces running during the pandemic, but it's also overloading and stressing out employees. Here's how managers can help.

Careers in crisis:  Developing employees despite the chaos

The pandemic shouldn't stall career development. Here's how managers and leaders can help their teams push on.

We need to rethink employee experience

The pandemic has forced employers to think differently about the employee experience. This is an opportunity for leaders, not a burden.

How to tell when your managers are conflict-averse

Conflict is tricky. The answer is to dig deeper, find out why a manager is averse to conflict and solve the problem.

How to mix business and politics (if you must)

Brands and companies sometimes have to get political. But they should make sure they understand why mixing politics and business has become their strategy.

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