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Rise up, middle managers! Seize control of your destiny
Rise up, middle managers! Seize control of your destiny

Middle managers have an opportunity to reinvent their role, grow their employees and help their own careers -- if they take advantage.

How to productively knock out those 2-minute tasks
How to productively knock out those 2-minute tasks

Part of the Getting Things Done mantra is 2-minute tasks. But what does that mean, how do you practice it, and how does it help productivity?

What employees want from employers
What employees want from employers

Learn the 5 things employees want if they're to feel engaged and motivated -- and not leave your organization. Retention in the Great Resignation is more important than ever.

3 things your top talent always confide in me
3 things your top talent always confide in me

Too many high-potential talent feel unheard, unsupported and unappreciated. You can wait for HR to tell you this after the employee leaves, or you can do something about it.

Why executive sponsorship is critical for achieving D&I goals
Why executive sponsorship is critical for achieving D&I goals

DEI success requires everyone's involvement, and if you're an executive or CEO, that includes you, too. Learn how from the latest data on diversity hiring.

Leadership behaviors that diminish trust
Leadership behaviors that diminish trust

Trust is hard to built and easy to lose -- and a business imperative for managers and leaders in any organization. Learn what common ways trust is won or lost, and what you can do about it.

Emotional exhaustion is rampant, and returning people to the "old normal" will not help
Emotional exhaustion is rampant, and returning people to the "old normal" will not help

The pandemic continues to be a drain on people, and if the workplace is also disrespectful and draining, you'll lose employees' hearts, minds and presence.

Reversing the Great Resignation: Psychological factors that foster engagement
Reversing the Great Resignation: Psychological factors that foster engagement

With so many employees quitting, leaders must do more to understand and support their staff's goals for self-expansion. Learn more and take the assessment within!

Hoping to succeed as a leader? It's time we had a talk
Hoping to succeed as a leader? It's time we had a talk

Leaders need a new perspective on risk. You can't wish away risk or solve it. Rather, risk is "an essential part of the mindset of leading."

Rethinking new-manager development: An operating system to support success
Rethinking new-manager development: An operating system to support success

New managers and leaders get little, if any, training. They need a better guide. Here's the 5-step New Manager's Operating System.

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