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How team leadership skills enable performance—and retention

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Leadership at all levels is a core tenet of talent optimization. As you navigate a wild labor market, the leadership skills you seek will evolve, too.

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Aiko Bethea takes the OPTIMA22 stage to inspire equity through empathy.

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Renowned equity consultant Aiko Bethea is taking center stage at OPTIMA22 to help businesses create a fairer, more just workplace.

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The Work on Trial series: Wayne Morris on purpose, freedom, and employee choice

7 min read

Wayne Morris left a successful role in Silicon Valley in favor of more autonomy, more time with family, and a sense of purpose that felt increasingly elusive.

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10 key skills for cross-functional team leadership

10 min read

Cross-functional teams make your organization efficient and innovative. Learn the best skills to master cross-functional team leadership.

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James Clear is teaching OPTIMA22 attendees how to build great habits.

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James Clear, author of No. 1 New York Times bestseller Atomic Habits, is speaking at OPTIMA22. Here’s everything you need to know.

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Encourage learning and development by using an employee review template.

9 min read

Do you need an employee review template? It’s a valuable resource to have on hand, serving as a starting point for reviews and performance appraisals, and guiding first-time managers less accustomed to these pivotal yet tricky conversations.

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How to give feedback that actually helps people grow and improve

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Looking to improve your feedback form as a manager? Consider these five techniques designed to help people actually learn and grow from evaluations.

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Dysfunctional teams: The 5 characteristics

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Dysfunctional teams can cripple an organization. To prevent dysfunction in teams, you need an understanding of the “where” and the “why,” in addition to the more obvious “who.” 

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Dream Teams interview: Kirk Arnold, Board Member at Ingersoll Rand

9 min read

What makes a successful business? I sat down with three-time CEO Kirk Arnold to discuss the biggest competitive advantage out there: talent.

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Who’s coming back to the office?

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Who’s coming back to the office? The answer to this question is crucial to making the most of a hybrid world. Here’s why.

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Post-pandemic team effectiveness starts with self-aware leadership.

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Wondering how best to navigate today’s hybrid work environment? Here are three ways to get in tune with yourself and those you lead.

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