When Expert Advice Creates Analysis Paralysis
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When Expert Advice Creates Analysis Paralysis

Story written by Dr. Robert Cialdini; Story provided by Influence at Work – Usually, a communicator’s purpose is to develop and send a message that alters the attitudes, decisions, or behaviors of recipients. The critical question, of course, is how best to arrange it so as to not produce the dreaded analysis paralysis. Although social … Continue reading

Here’s How to Tell Someone Their Work Is Sloppy (and Actually Get Them to Change Their Ways)
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Here’s How to Tell Someone Their Work Is Sloppy (and Actually Get Them to Change Their Ways)

Story written by Alyse Kalish; Story provided by The Muse – You’re a hard worker. You like things to be done on time, and done well. To you, it’s a small ask. So when someone you work with keeps turning in unfinished reports or sloppy pieces of work, it really grinds your gears. Not only … Continue reading

8 Questions to Ask Someone Other Than “What Do You Do?”
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8 Questions to Ask Someone Other Than “What Do You Do?”

GRANT FAINT/HAYON THAPALIYA/GETTY IMAGES Story provided by HBR and written by David Burkus We’ve all been in the awkward situation of meeting someone new and having to build rapport quickly — at networking events, industry conferences, charity events, dinner parties, and other social-professional situations. If you’re like many people — especially most Americans — you break the awkward … Continue reading

How to Manage Someone Who Is Totally Disorganized
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How to Manage Someone Who Is Totally Disorganized

Story provided by Harvard Business Review; Written by Rebecca Knight; Photo provided by Daniel Grizelj/Getty Images Managing a disorganized employee is often a maddening experience. How can you help your scattered direct report develop better systems? How can you drive home the importance of staying on top of meetings, calendars, and emails? And is it even possible … Continue reading

4 Questions Every Great Leader Should Be Able to Answer
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4 Questions Every Great Leader Should Be Able to Answer

Story provided by Inc. and written by Leigh Buchanan –  Most entrepreneurs–especially new ones–charge into leadership with a cloud of aspirational adjectives (“inspiring,” “benevolent,” “collaborative”) roiling their brains but no clear idea what those things look like in practice. The result is confusion, as employees try to deduce the boss’s intent (“Am I supposed to take … Continue reading