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5 strategies to overcome unconscious bias

Last week, we began an in-depth look into unconscious bias. It’s especially important to be aware of unconscious bias because of how much it contributes to our decision-making. As a leader, you must be aware of just how much your thinking is shaped by unconscious thinking. Then, you must learn how to overcome it so […]

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A look into unconscious bias

For the past several weeks, we have taken an in-depth look into emotional intelligence and explored the ways in which this skill can either help us or harm us in both our personal and professional lives. One important area of our lives that is particularly affected by emotional intelligence is our decision-making. But emotional intelligence […]

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How to effectively motivate your employees, Part 2

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us In his book Drive, Pink uses 50 years of behavioral science to overturn the conventional wisdom about how to effectively motivate your employees. Last week (read the article here), we discussed how the underlying theme to Pink’s book is the clash between extrinsic motivation and intrinsic motivation. […]

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Building a positive culture in the workplace, Part 5

We have spent the past several weeks discussing positive psychologist Martin Seligman’s “PERMA Model”. It’s a model for lasting well-being that was widely published in Seligman’s influential book “Flourish” and serves as the foundation for principles that can lead to a more positive environment and culture in any workplace. We have discussed… Positive Emotions: Positivity […]

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Building a positive culture in the workplace, Part 4

Productivity. Teamwork. Happiness. Wellbeing. These are all things we want in any workplace. When we find ourselves in a work environment that embodies these attributes, we thrive. Creativity soars. Collaboration takes place more regularly and does so at enhanced levels. Team members build health relationships with each other and thereby make the workplace enjoyable. For […]

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Building positive culture in the workplace, Part 2

This month, we began a series on building positive culture in the workplace. We discussed Barbara Frederickson’s Broaden and Build Theory, which asserts that the more positivity we experience, the likelier we are to exhibit behaviors such as: discovery, awareness, and curiosity. In order to experience more positivity, then, it would behoove us to consider […]

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Building a positive culture in the workplace

Imagine a workplace where… you’re actually glad to come into work. collaborations with colleagues come easily your team brainstorms and develops phenomenal ideas all hands are on deck; everyone’s committed, focused, and enthusiastic about the work ahead as a result, the end-products you produce are game-changing for your company at the end of the day, […]

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Praise – the cost-free incentive

What is the best way for a manager to motivate employees? The traditional answer would be to give them a cash bonus, but studies have shown that cash bonuses are becoming less effective. The practice has become so common that most employees now expect it – it’s just a part of their salary expectation. That […]

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Goal setting – handle with care!

Think back to your early experiences as a manager – your “Management 101 class”. You were probably given some training or direction on goal setting. It was likely a variation on the SMART acronym, and you would have been told that goals are good because having targets motivates people. All good and useful stuff. However… […]