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Jul 25, 2018 | By: Grace Lyman

The Best Meetings Have 5 People or Less

When it comes to meetings, many of us default to including everyone in an attempt to protect feelings. In doing so, we unintentionally decrease the quality of our time together. Research shows that the most productive meetings contain between five and eight people. Any more, and the quality ...

Jun 26, 2018 | By: Grace Lyman

How To Reverse Burnout in High Performers

“Tom” is a high performer at a large healthcare technology company. In addition to his normal workload, he was just offered a long-coveted opportunity: to play a managing role on a project he really cares about. Even with his large workload, as a high performer, Tom knows this role ...

May 31, 2018 | By: Grace Lyman

No Vacation Nation

New research shows that 47% of Americans didn’t take all of their vacation time last year, and 21% “left more than five vacation days on the table.” When they do, 61% of Americans admit to working while away from the office. According to survey respondents, reasons for not ...

Apr 25, 2018 | By: Grace Lyman

How “I’m so busy!” is Ruining Your Career

“How are you?” “I’m good, but I’m so busy!” Exchanges like these are the norm these days. We leap at any opportunity to explain how busy and overworked we are. Unlike the days of old, when free time was seen as a necessary luxury, today we equate busyness with a ...

Apr 19, 2018 | By: Grace Lyman

How HR is Managing #MeToo in the Workplace

In the wake of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, the number of women and men reporting workplace harassment to their HR departments has risen starkly. In response, organizations are in a unique position to support employees throughout the hiring, on-boarding and retention phases. On the other hand, those companies that ...

Apr 12, 2018 | By: Grace Lyman

The Worst Kind of “Bad Boss” According to Employees

What do you think of when you hear “bad boss”? Most likely, you envision someone who yells or demands, who makes employees work long hours or, in extreme cases, mistreats them. What you probably don’t imagine is a boss who does nothing. According to research, however, the most incompetent kind of ...

Apr 4, 2018 | By: Grace Lyman

Loneliness: The New Workplace Epidemic That’s as Bad For Your Employees as Cigarettes

While we might perceive loneliness as a social issue – outside the realm of the workplace – leaders who overlook what researchers are calling the “Loneliness Epidemic” could be facing a major blind spot. Indeed, “loneliness has the same effect as 15 cigarettes a day in terms of ...

Mar 27, 2018 | By: Grace Lyman

Netflix’s “Hands-Off” Management: 5 Reasons it Works

With a stock value that more than tripled in a single year and a subscriber base of over 30 million, Netflix has us asking: How do they do it? According to Patty McCord, Netflix’s retired Chief Talent Officer, the answer is a new spin on talent and culture management (or lack ...

Nov 1, 2017 | By: Grace Lyman

Am I Good Enough? Escaping Our Culture of Comparison

Comparing ourselves to others has obvious evolutionary benefits; indeed, it was imperative for cavemen to know who in the group could run the fastest versus who had the best aim. Today, comparing ourselves to others can positively motivate us to achieve more in our careers and with our families. ...

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