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  • Email Your Way to Success
    7min

    In the era of productivity apps like Slack, Teamwork, Asana, this was supposed to be the period when we finally said goodbye to email. And yet, email just keeps hanging around. It’s comfortable, it’s familiar, it’s (somewhat) efficient, and it combines short-form communication with the ability to craft more thoughtful, long-form content. But just like […]

  • Why We Need Managers – And How to Be the Kind of Manager We Need
    7min

    Everybody loves leaders. We read all the leadership books, listen to all the leadership podcasts, and soak up all the knowledge and wisdom we can about what makes a leader truly great. But managers? Those we have fallen a bit out of love with. The much-maligned manager is actually an essential role that’s not done […]

  • Mastering Digital Marketing (Without the Marketing Degree)
    7min

    Nowadays, digital marketing is less of an industry and more of an entire universe. As the tools we use to market ourselves online have become more powerful and widespread, choosing betweenthem has also become more complicated. Where do you start? How do you know that someone knows what they’re talking about when they claim to […]

  • Teams, Trust, and Talking About Culture
    7min

    Organizational culture is a hot topic, but sometimes we need to start on a smaller scale. After all, though we’re all part of organizations both big and small, the team is the unit we interact with the most on a daily basis. So how can we make sure our teams are connecting, engaging with each […]

  • Overcoming Burnout: It’s About Much More than the Bottom Line
    7min

    Burnout. The word alone likely evokes negative feelings in anyone who reads it, because the fact is we’ve probably all experienced it. We sit down at our desk or enter our workplace and simply feel lifeless, like we’ve been running a marathon and simply can’t go another step. Or maybe we’re going through the motions, […]

  • Find the Best. Attract the Best. Make The Best Better.
    7min

    Maybe you’ve noticed— there’s a major talent crisis going on. Talented people are leaving their companies, and companies everywhere are competing with dozens of others to bring talented people into the fold. Identifying talented people is one thing. But identifying them, convincing them that your organization is the place to be, then setting them up […]

  • Culture Is A Verb: Going Beyond Values to Ensure Organizations Can Thrive
    7min

    Workplace culture is often something we talk about at the organizational level. We read about organizations who have made culture central to their identity, and as a result have become icons we all look up to and strive to emulate. But is it possible that in our efforts to make culture central to our organizations, […]

  • Is There Anything Left to be Said About Leadership?
    7min

    Yes, we know. There are thousands of books on leadership released every year. How to be a better leader, how to train better leaders, how to lead leaders with more leadership. etc. So it begs the question – is there anything left to be said about leadership? The three books we’re featuring in this newsletter […]

  • Let’s Get Emotional: Work, Leadership, & Emotional Intelligence
    7min

    The days of cheering on the emotionless entrepreneur, ruthlessly cutting out all feelings so that they can be more effective at meeting their bottom line, are long gone. But is it possible that we still don’t have a complete grasp on the role that emotions should play in the workplace? Maybe the way we think […]

  • Love It or Hate It, Selling Matters
    7min

    Ask anyone in business what they think of sales, and you’re likely to receive a strong reaction. For some, selling is the life blood of a successful business, a thrilling adventure into the mind of customers as you seek to outmaneuver the competition and conquer your market. For others, sales may as well be a […]

  • The Job Market is Changing. Our Concept of Career Success Should Change With It.
    7min

    We are currently experiencing one of the most unique and uniquely challenging job markets in recent history. Companies are struggling to retain workers, and workers are searching for jobs and careers that will not only fulfill their salary needs in an ever-more-expensive world but also give them fulfillment, flexibility, and yes, even joy in their […]

  • When the New Normal Is Constantly New (and Never Normal)
    7min

    We entered 2020 with naive optimism, having no idea of the disruptive forces of the pandemic that were soon to come. In 2021, many of us thought things couldn’t possibly get any crazier – until they did. Now, many of us carry a certain cautiousness. But even as many of the sources of upheaval that […]

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