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What Does It Mean to Be Organized?

I don’t know if it’s being organized, or being a neurotic pessimist, but I subscribe to the philosophy, “Plan for the worst and hope for the best.”

Do Your Employees Need a Digital Detox?

A few years ago, Virgin Group instituted a Digital Detox: For two hours every Wednesday morning, all e-mails were shut down. The move was designed to encourage employees to step away from the desk and spend more time communicating with colleagues in person.

Out-of-Towning It with Work Colleagues

How do you mentor employees at your company, so they have the right models in place for the best way to act in front of colleagues and customers during business trips?

Great Person—But a Toxic Boss?

“Kiss up, kick down” is a common modus operandi for managers and executives, so as smart, funny, and pleasant as a person may be with those working at the same level, or above them, that same person may be a nightmare to those working below them.

Not Everyone Is Creative

The universal use of the term, “creative,” makes it hard for organizations to recruit and nurture truly creative people. There are special skill sets that need to be valued and recruited for if you want to have a stable of true creatives—reflective, imaginative people who enjoy doing things in new ways.

Collaboration Overload?

When you have a group of people, you have more ideas, but you also have more fears and more self-interest. Collaboration needs to be counterbalanced with independent thought and idea generation.

Is “Ghosting” the Best Way to Reject Job Applicants?

As part of every manager’s training program, there should be instruction on how to both communicate rejection to potential hiring candidates, as well as how to extend a job offer. Cutting off all communication with job interviewees leaves a bad impression of your company.

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