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Career Conversations in Complex Times
by Ronni Hendel-Giller

A couple of years ago I was introduced to the distinction between complex and complicated—one of the most useful and liberating distinctions I have ever learned. In a nutshell, complicated is predictable and knowable, even if there are a lot of steps, whereas complex is unknowable in advance. Embracing complexity allows us to let go […]

Orchestrating Sustainable Innovation: Lessons for Leaders from the World of Music
by Andrea Zintz, Megan Mitchell and Marilyn Blocker

Innovation is a juggling act for most leaders, as they have to balance operational excellence with responding to mandates to explore new territory.

The Perils of Employee Appreciation Day
by Dionne England

I have observed that for some managers, Employee Appreciation Day is the beginning, middle, and end of their employee appreciation strategy.

Do You Truly Value Your Employees?
by Dionne England

If employees believe they are no more than a number to the organization, then they treat the organization primarily as a means to an income.

Put Away Your Cape: Why Leader as Hero Doesn’t Work
by Shawn Shepheard

Let go of the idea of leader as hero, and model the kind of behavior you want to see from your team—you’ll all be happier, healthier, and more productive.

The Habit of Curiosity
by Ronni Hendel-Giller

Curiosity is both an attribute of high-performing teams and a personal habit. We are born with it—and we need to cultivate it.