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Are meetings a force for good?: Some questions for the authors of The Org

There’s lots to dislike about the modern workplace. Dunderheaded managers. Snarls of bureaucracy. And all those endless meetings. But Ray Fisman and Tim Sullivan say all those threats to our sanity might actually be helpful — the equivalent of sheep
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AREA: A Research and Decision-Making Roadmap

“In developing AREA, I realized that the process does much more than provide a research and decision-making roadmap, it makes your work work for you. It heightens your awareness of the motivations and incentives of others. It helps you to avoid bias
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How to Savor Your Success

Remember that moment? You know, that little thing that signified a benchmark for personal success? Did you let it fly by? Maybe it was a next-level client, or generating higher revenue, or…heck…a new baby!  Well, guess what? You did it!
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First impressions last

There are many things in life that you can do multiple times.  Making a first impression isn't one of them.First impressions are lasting.  Once a first impression is made, if it's less than great, unfortunately it takes a long time to
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Quantity is Good but Quality is King

A few years ago, I had a long conversation with a good friend who was considered a networking expert in Europe.  He did a lot of work with online networking or social networking.  During this conversation, we got into a fundamental
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True test of leadership in murder and mayhem

We have all read about the publicity nightmare United Airlines went through in April 2017. What can we learn from it on decision-making in a crisis?United in crisisOn April 9, at the request of United’s manager, security officials forcibly removed a
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Be careful when offering criticism

When you offer criticism, be aware of whom you are criticizing and how they might receive it.Case in point:  A number of years ago, my son David was entering his senior year at Stanford University.  He thought it might be fun to spend his
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Mentoring works both ways

Anyone who doesn't understand the value of one minute hasn't been paying attention to my good friend Ken Blanchard.  Starting with his "One Minute Manager" and moving through a series of bestsellers, he has shown his millions of fans how just
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Values determine who we are

In the famous French story, "The Little Prince," a fox becomes the best friend of the young royal on a fictitious planet.  When the fox must depart from the prince forever, he offers to tell him the world's most wonderful secret if the prince

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