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Management lessons from the dugout
Management lessons from the dugout

Batboys are a small part of a baseball team, but how they're incorporated into a team's culture and camaraderie says a lot about management and leadership.

The simple truths of leadership turn common sense into common practice
The simple truths of leadership turn common sense into common practice

The truths about common sense are easier than putting those principles into practice as leaders and employers. Here's some guidance from Ken Blanchard and Randy Conley on doing just that.

Are you a riser or a sinker?
Are you a riser or a sinker?

Are you a riser or a sinker? Take this quiz, and then learn more about what it means for your leadership.

How to change people without forcing them to change
How to change people without forcing them to change

Managers have a responsibility to develop their employees, which means changing them. Peter Bregman and Howie Jacobson have a guide to making that change more successful and getting employees to buy in to change.

It’s not personal, it's business?
It’s not personal, it's business?

We spend most of our waking hours preparing for work, at work or recovering from work, and yet it's not personal, it's just business? Susan Fowler explains why that's not the case, and where servant leadership can help.

Here are the habits of employees who lead without the title
Here are the habits of employees who lead without the title

Your organization likely has great leaders, doing great work, despite not have the formal authority or title. How can you recogize and elevate these leaders?

4 ways to encourage people to do what needs to be done
4 ways to encourage people to do what needs to be done

People will resist when they don't feel they have autonomy. Help them disover their choice with these 4 tips.

Inspiration: One song title at a time
Inspiration: One song title at a time

What songwriters and music producers can teach us about surfacing ideas and acting on them.

Is motivation science the answer to leading a hybrid workforce?
Is motivation science the answer to leading a hybrid workforce?

Motivation science can help leaders make smart, empathetic decisions about restructuing work and schedules after the pandemic.

The leadership balancing act
The leadership balancing act

When companies realize that employees are their most valuable asset, they can learn how to balance profit and people needs. Learn more about how.

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