Create a culture of trust

Viewed in Russell Reynolds According to research by Paul J. Zak, a professor at Claremont Graduate University, employees at high-trust organizations experience 74% less stress and 29% greater life satisfaction, 106% more energy at work and 50% higher productivity, 40% less burnout, and 13% fewer sick days. The author examines what trust means in the… More

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Your essential skills for 2023

Viewed in Korn Ferry More than 70% of businesses say that their employees lack vital skills, yet many of those businesses are not necessarily seeking workers with so-called “hard” skills. Instead, soft skills are winning the day, such as agility and flexibility. Companies are looking beyond work history and experience to focus on what employees… More

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Coaching for tech workers who have experienced layoffs

Viewed in Business Insider In North America, Alisa Cohen serves senior-level and mid-career professionals as the managing partner of an executive career coaching practice. Her clientele is primarily in the Big Tech sector—more than 50%—and B2B SaaS or e-commerce, with another 30%. She mentors employees from companies including Adobe, Amazon, Cisco, Meta, Oracle, Meta and… More

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Four simple tricks successful people use to be more likable

Viewed in Inc. Having a high likability factor involves numerous factors. Many people become so obsessed with being likable that they do over-the-top things. However, the tricks behind becoming more likable do not involve any rocket science but are way too simple and basic. Here are four simple tricks to follow to become more socially,… More

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Five skills you need to get hired in 2023

Viewed in Fast Company The recent pandemic has dramatically changed the job hiring game globally. Once upon a time, when many skills had been on the recruiter’s priority list, are no longer required by most companies.  Instead, hiring managers look forward to qualities like keeping their teams engaged and building their skills. Hence, if you… More

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Five ways to start an emergency job search

Viewed in Korn Ferry The number of US tech workers laid off has risen to more than 73,000 since mid-November, and more are expected. There have been hints of staff cuts in other industries as well. The end of the year has gotten some employees out of work, thus looking for new positions. Though it… More

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No one likes annual performance reviews—Here’s how to get rid of them

Viewed in Bloomberg In an era where the divide within organizations between employers and employees has seemingly never been greater with divisions over where work should be done, how much employees should be compensated for their work in an inflationary economy, and other significant questions that have largely emerged over the past year, there might… More

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Addressing employee burnout: Are you solving the right problem?

Viewed in McKinsey Health Institute Global corporate workplaces face something of a crisis as it relates to mental health and work burnout. That is the bad news. The good news: Employees increasingly recognize the problem and are seeking solutions, and employers have responded with an unprecedented level of financial commitments to identifying programmatic and other… More

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It’s official: The pandemic turned us all into jerks

Viewed in Business Insider Not all crises impact us the same, a new study published in The Public Library of Science (PLOS) finds. Kindness and unity Following the September 11 terrorist attacks, for instance, Americans experienced an almost unprecedented level of kindness and unity in their public demeanor. Not so with the Covid-19 global pandemic,… More

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The war to define what work looks like

Viewed in The Wall Street Journal “The workplace is in the middle of an unusual collision between what bosses and workers want,” The Wall Street Journal reports. That is quite a statement, but the evidence to support it is compelling. Employees feeling empowered The result is that today’s workplace has many battleground traits with employees… More

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Is your boss ‘quiet firing’ you?

Viewed in Business Insider  In our best reads for August 2022 a few weeks ago, we featured an overview of a new and largely unknown trend emerging among Generation Z workers. Quiet quitting Now largely finished with their post-secondary educations, they are beginning to enter the workforce en masse— and their workplace idiosyncrasies are proving… More

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6 qualities that will get you hired, no matter the job

Viewed in Fast Company Let’s begin by stipulating that there is no shortage of content available for candidates seeking to land jobs. Coaching job candidates Over the past few decades, books, white papers, articles, and blogs have been produced in abundance—and, for those who can afford it, there is an entire industry of consultants who… More

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Data ethics: What it means and what it takes

Viewed in McKinsey Digital Management consulting giant McKinsey, founded in 1926, has nearly unmatched access to the world’s largest companies and their executives. To their credit, they also routinely solicit the views of these companies and executives— and then share these perspectives with those seeking to address current opportunities or challenges in their own industries… More

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Intelligence is Overrated. Here’s How to Really Spot Someone who Can Succeed

Viewed in Fast Company Today’s economics professors maintain an extraordinary depth of their discipline, but cynics may respond that what they hold in knowledge they lack in actual practical application of this knowledge in a real profit and loss functional role.   Business leaders, conversely, maintain  extraordinary practical experiences with profit and loss responsibilities and… More

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If Your Co-Workers Are ‘Quiet Quitting,’ Here’s What That Means

Viewed in The Wall Street Journal The TikTok generation has landed in the workforce, and their approach to work life and their careers is a marked break with that of preceding generations. Wall Street Journal reporter Lindsay Ellis addresses one of these dramatic changes after actually viewing some younger workers’ TikTok videos describing the newest… More

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The Path to the Boardroom

Viewed in EgonZehnder Global management consulting and executive search firm EgonZehnder works with over 600 corporate boards annually. In this article, the firm draws on this extensive experience with corporate boards to answer the question: How precisely does one go about becoming a director on a corporate board? Niche The answer, EgonZehnder contends, is not… More

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Deliberately Underselling as Sales Strategy

Viewed in Tomasz Tunguz For any ambitious sales executive, the temptation might always prove too irresistible: Hype their product or service, exaggerating it beyond reasonable expectations, to be sure a sale is secured. If this extra hype actually helps secure the sale, what’s so wrong with that? Hype pitfalls In this article, venture capitalist Tomasz… More

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