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How do you react when your work is unfairly criticized by someone?

The most recent SmartBrief on Leadership poll question: How do you react when your work is unfairly criticized by someone?

Spot these types of hidden talent in your organization

Who are the overlooked leaders in your organization -- the ones doing the work but not getting the credit? Great leaders figure out how to spot these people hiding in plain sight.

Leading from zero: Sustaining organizational relevance

What do sustainability and zero-based budgeting have to do with organizational resilience? It's about using those concepts in a different way. Read on to learn about leading from zero.

Why black ERGs are essential for businesses

Employee resource groups are a boon for businesses, and Black ERGs are no exception. Here's a success story from Clorox.

Take your virtual meetings to the next level

Videoconferencing has many benefits, but it also inspires fear, worry and technical confusion in employees. The leader's job is to help everyone work through those issues.

How to identify the most important tasks

We all have to-do lists. But do we know the very most important task, and are we making room to prioritize them -- and our productivity?

How do you allocate your time spent with your direct reports?

The most recent SmartBrief on Leadership poll question: How do you allocate your time spent with your direct reports?

9 ways to differentiate your brand

Your brand needs to stand out. Fortunately, there are many paths to demonstrating what makes you different -- and better.

Overcome generational stereotypes to boost organizational performance
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Many workplace stereotypes about each generation persist and can negatively affect the individual, team and organizational performance. How can companies help overcome these obstacles to an effective mutilgenerational workforce?

Strategically building the new normal for your organization

The "new normal" is many new normals that depend on your organization's industry, circumstances and structure. Leaders need to figure out what the next stage looks like for them, and not rely on broad stereotypes.

Double-edged workplace ambition: Good for men, bad for women

Ambition is natural, but men and women are not always treated the same for displaying it. That's an issue for leaders to acknowledge and address.

How to turn disaster into discovery -- a key to resiliency

What do Milton Glazer and the anciet site of Skara Brae have in common? They can teach us about resiliency.

Shifting trends in a post-pandemic workplace
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The very structure and content of learning & development programs online must continue to shift to meet the needs of remote workers -- here's how.

The human costs of quarantine on communication

Isolation has weakened our ability to communicate and to interpret other people's communiation. We must be aware of this vulnerability before we can correct it.

3 tips for leading in the WFH environment

Working from home has become a grind. Here's how leaders can respond.

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