Collaboration: How, When, and When Not To Do It

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Collaboration: How, When, and When Not To Do It

We use the term ‘collaboration’ all the time, by saying something like, “Oh, I just collaborated with Gina on that project.”. More than likely you actually brainstormed with Gina, or shared ideas with Gina. That’s not collaboration. But what if you and Gina share an office, get along well, support each other and work in […]

Why It’s Important To Delegate and How to Do It

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Why It’s Important To Delegate and How to Do It

Delegation goes beyond just handing off the job. It includes setting performance expectations, following-up, and providing feedback. Below you’ll find tips to help you learn to successfully delegate. But first, let’s look at why it’s important to delegate Why is Delegation Necessary? There are several reasons to delegate: Delegation allows you to devote energy to […]

How To Influence Others Without Authority

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How To Influence Others Without Authority

Have you ever tried asking for support from someone who is not interested in helping you? Or maybe you have an idea that you’re sure will take your team to the next level, but you can’t get anyone on board? These are common frustrations in the workplace… maybe even at home! When you don’t have […]

Confession: I’m a Closet Data Geek

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Confession: I’m a Closet Data Geek

Originally published in Fast Company  Years ago, I dropped out of an Ivy League school to become a chef. Back then, chefs weren’t the celebrity stars they are today. So when it came to telling my parents I wanted to trade those hallowed halls for hot kitchens, and turn in my white-collar career path for […]

Learn This Efficient Model for Building High Performing Teams

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Learn This Efficient Model for Building High Performing Teams

No matter what industry you work in, productive and efficient teams are a must for success. Yet it’s not always easy to create and maintain a well-oiled team. That’s why I love the Drexler-Sibbet Team Performance Model—it provides a simple, step-by-step framework for understanding team development. If you didn’t read my first post on the […]

Want To Build Excellent Teams? Try This Efficient Model

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Want To Build Excellent Teams? Try This Efficient Model

Working as a team is how the best organizations operate, yet it can be challenging, especially without a roadmap. The Drexler-Sibbet Team Performance Model provides a step-by-step framework for understanding team development. It’s one of the most efficient models I’ve seen, and I’m happy to share how it works. First, take a look at the […]

How To Prepare For Jobs That Don’t Yet Exist in a Multi-Stage Life

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How To Prepare For Jobs That Don’t Yet Exist in a Multi-Stage Life

85 per cent of the jobs that will exist in 2030 haven’t even been invented yet, estimates a Dell Technologies report, written by the Institute for the Future (IFTF) and a panel of 20 tech, business and academic experts from around the world. So how do you prepare someone for a job that doesn’t exist yet? […]

Find Out Which Of Your Employees Are About To Quit

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Find Out Which Of Your Employees Are About To Quit

Originally published on Fast Company “People analytics” may sound daunting, expensive, and difficult—something the ordinary manager can’t possibly concern herself with even if she’d like to. But the field isn’t necessarily as high-tech as you might imagine. There’s more untapped data, of some kind or another, floating around your workplace than you probably think. With […]

Seventeen Incredible Employee Perks of Thriving Companies

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Seventeen Incredible Employee Perks of Thriving Companies

Guest post by Reuben Yonatan With so much of the average adult’s life spent at work, it’s surprising just how slow the workforce has been in demanding an environment conducive to productivity and satisfaction. In fact, millennials reported that besides compensation a good work-life balance is the most important factor when evaluating job opportunities. Companies all […]

Diversity and Inclusion Efforts: A Simple Break Down

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Diversity and Inclusion Efforts: A Simple Break Down

As someone who worked with different Kenyan tribes when running hotels and safaris, diversity and inclusion is a topic that is important to me. And it should be important to you too. Why? Because employee diversity has measurable, positive effects on organizational success. Plus, on a macro level, due to the global political environment, employees […]