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How this leader learned inclusion up close

A CEO describes her journey toward inclusion and offers advice for how other leaders can learn and model inclusion in their workplaces.

How corporations can embrace dialogue
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How corporations can embrace dialogue

AI vs. humans, part 1

AI and the metaverse won’t make humanity better; they will augment and intensify what we all already are, for good and for ill. Here's what that means for leaders and companies.

"Gray zone" leadership: A path to personal and organizational success

Gray zones are difficult to navigate but offer prime opportunities for career growth, leadership development and organizational success.

Why PMI is leading a harm reduction campaign
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Why PMI is leading a harm reduction campaign

My leadership journey started at home

A longtime corporate executive shares why her parents' influence was so powerful and what it means for diversity and inclusion efforts.

Combating the Great Resignation with an invitation conversation

An invitation conversation is one way to increase retention by reimagining the optimism and hope of the recruitment progress, but with your existing talent.

How effectively do you help your teams arrive at their own solutions rather than giving a solution to them?

The most recent SmartBrief on Leadership poll question: How effectively do you help your teams arrive at their own solutions rather than giving a solution to them?

What do employees want from leaders today? Don't guess

With the Great Resignation continuing, what do employees want from leaders today? Don’t guess. Ask, listen and adapt to boost workplace respect.

Supercharging company communications
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There are more ways to communicate today than ever before. Surprisingly, it has not led to an automatic increase in employee satisfaction.

Overcoming impostor syndrome

Imposter syndrome can strike the most qualified and successful people. Here's how leaders can overcome this and act with confidence.

Will you speak up or will you remain silent?

One way to think of leadership is that there are moments where you should speak up or do something -- but not everyone does. How can you recognize these leadership moments and do the right thing?

Reimagining the future of work during the Great Resignation

The Great Resignation shows that workers' expecations and needs are changing, and so must the demands and expecations of leadership. Diversity, equity and inclusion will be a key part of this shift in the workplace.

Find your authentic leadership persona

Just as golfers need to find their perfect swing, leaders need to discover their ideal stengths and persona.

Leaning into leading with heart
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How can leaders continue to put people first, even in times of high stress?

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