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Reducing talent drain with authentic leadership
Reducing talent drain with authentic leadership

Don't be a manager who fails to connect with employees and blindsides them with your displeasure. Learn how to be authentic, instead.

Why brevity is the soul of business communication
Why brevity is the soul of business communication

Brevity can help you fix communication problems, and it doesn't mean you have to be rude or curt.

What locks out creative thinking is clear and simple. So, too, is what frees it
What locks out creative thinking is clear and simple. So, too, is what frees it

What can we do to unlock our mental thinking and innovation? Read on for advice from two authors who've written on the subject.

Here are key indications that your work culture stinks
Here are key indications that your work culture stinks

Every workplace culture needs a healthy amount of respect, accountability and cooperation. These traits will be even more important as the economy recovers from the pandemic.

Building leadership trust in a post-verdict world
Building leadership trust in a post-verdict world

Trust has declined in institutions, including businesses and corporate leaders. What can leaders do to restore this trust and build on the conviction of George Floyd's killer?

Pat Williams: No reluctance in his leadership
Pat Williams: No reluctance in his leadership

Pat Williams has been a leader for decades, but it didn't come without some reluctance. The longtime basketball executive shares his story.

Simple leadership isn't simple
Simple leadership isn't simple

In our quest to keep things short and simple, too many leadership principles, talent management tools and strategic principles mistake simplicity for understanding.

Why does executive presence matter?
Why does executive presence matter?

Executive presence is a skill leaders need more and more as they ascend the career ladder.

Blending remote and in-office workers into a real team
Blending remote and in-office workers into a real team

A post-pandemic return to offices will resurrect the information gaps between in-office and remote workers. It doesn't have to be this way.

Humility: A leadership superpower
Humility: A leadership superpower

Humility is a tough lesson for many executives to learn. Sabrina Horn shares her lessons from being a first-time CEO.

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