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Belonging at work — has it ever mattered more?

Belonging at work — has it ever mattered more?

As millions remain confined to working from home through the coronavirus crisis, the challenge of how to ensure colleagues feel a sense of belonging at work is being brought into sharp relief for employers. We’re in an epoch. Without having to commute, those in newly...

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How to prevent conversational meltdowns: Part two

How to prevent conversational meltdowns: Part two

In the first part of this series, I described the cooling effects on an overheating conversation of taking responsibility for one’s role in verbal escalations. Here are some other powerful methods of preventing conversational fires to add to your repertoire. Social...

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Slow down; you have nothing to lose but your stress

Slow down; you have nothing to lose but your stress

Late last year, a survey from global executive recruitment firm Odgers-Berndtson brought into public focus the disturbingly relentless and intense levels of stress to which C-suite managers working for FTSE 350 companies were routinely subjected. Tellingly, the report...

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The toxic effects of high-pressure cultures (Part One)

The toxic effects of high-pressure cultures (Part One)

Surviving in competitive markets is a question of building high-pressure cultures focussed on bottom line results. Encouraging people to be cut throat and take-no-prisoners to ensure financial success. Right? As you might expect from the way I phrased it, this is...

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Curing functional fixedness (Part Two)

Curing functional fixedness (Part Two)

Karl Duncker’s experiment demonstrating Functional Fixedness, which I described last time, has a good deal of relevance for any company trying to develop a breakthrough product. Most of the time, a talented group of people fail to make headway not because of a lack of...

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