New to Your Company? 5 Things that Will Help Sell Your Ideas

December 17, 2018

Imagine this scenario: About two months ago, you landed a new gig as a leader at a respected company. You’ve done all the right things to set yourself up for success by priming the pump with these activities before Day One on the job. For the first month, you listened, networked, took copious notes and […]

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Tasty Recipes for Your Holiday Cookie Exchange

December 14, 2018

Today’s post is a departure from the typical writing about leadership and workplace dynamics you typically find here on The People Equation. Instead, I’m writing about one of my favorite holiday traditions: our annual neighborhood cookie exchange. Every year a handful of us gather and exchange home-baked treats and a healthy dose of gabbing as […]

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5 Reasons to Read “Back to Human”

November 13, 2018

Dan Schawbel has made a living researching and writing about Millennials. As a member of the the generation born between 1981 and 1996, he’s in a unique position to offer career advice about this much-discussed demographic. Schawbel’s two previous books (Me 2.0, for recent college grads and Promote Yourself, for Millennials aspiring to leadership roles) […]

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Be Kind to One Another at Work

November 12, 2018

Tomorrow is World Kindness Day. It doesn’t take a lot of effort to be kind. And, as Barbara De Angelis points out, you get something out of the deal too. Everybody wins. So be kind to one another at work and see what happens. For work-related ideas on spreading some kindness around the workplace, check […]

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1-1 Meetings Getting Stale? Make this Change for Better Results

October 8, 2018

Acknowledging team success via a “Friday Wins Meeting” like this one at content marketing tech firm Percolate has become standard practice at many companies. Many teams also informally share wins at their daily huddle meetings. There’s something exciting about celebrating a win with members of your team that can start the day off right, or […]

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Planting Seeds of Greatness Requires You to SEE the Human in Your Employees

September 27, 2018

Great leaders are like farmers; they plant seeds of greatness in their employees. Then these leaders provide all the conditions necessary for them to grow. So says Kevin Ames, co-author of Appreciate: Celebrating People, Inspiring Greatness. Ames, who is Director of Speaking and Training for recognition company O.C. Tanner recently spoke at the Influence Greatness […]

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How to Become a Modern Elder

September 18, 2018

It makes for a great fish-out-of-water movie premise: fifty-something worker has to report to a much younger boss and is perplexed with the change in power structure (ala Dennis Quaid’s character in In Good Company.) But it’s not so funny when you are that employee, still feeling vibrant and willing to contribute, and you wonder […]

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4 Low-Cost Ways to Develop Your Team’s Soft Skills

August 27, 2018

Leaders are often reminded “what’s inspected gets done.” While this adage is typically applied to measurable task-related behaviors such as productions goals, it’s also relevant for human elements of the workplace like interpersonal skills. As artificial intelligence makes further inroads into your daily work as a leader, you need to pay attention to soft-skill development […]

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Here’s What AI Means for Your Leadership

August 6, 2018

Will artificial intelligence change the way you lead? Yes, and probably in ways that were unthinkable even a few years ago. There’s a lot being written right now about how AI will affect the white-collar workforce. Jobs once thought immune to automation due to their extensive need for human analysis are now seen as AI’s […]

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Want to Improve Your Leadership? Get Inside Your Head

July 9, 2018

As leaders, you’re often told to that in order to stem overthinking, you need to “get out of your head.” And while it’s true that too much introspection causes either oversimplification or excessive rumination, a new leadership book suggests that you should consider what’s going on in that noggin of yours. Want to improve your […]

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