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A manager displaying cross functional team leadership.

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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The pros and cons of transactional leadership

6 min read

Transactional leadership is a managerial approach that rewards self-starters, competitiveness, and individual achievement while weeding out and disciplining underperforming employees. It’s a traditional leadership style that’s still extremely prevalent in many different industries.

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The power of feedback: How to improve communication and performance

7 min read

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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The 5 characteristics of dysfunctional teams

7 min read

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?

5 min read

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.

4 min read

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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How to develop leaders at every level, including individual contributors

4 min read

Not all managers are leaders, and not all leaders are managers.  In my 20 years of professional experience, I’ve: Though I enjoyed being a manager, I’ve chosen to spend the remainder of my career as an IC. But that doesn’t mean that I’m no longer a leader. In fact, it has strengthened my resolve to…

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What is an Adaptability Quotient? How to improve your adaptability

7 min read

Technology, culture, and the economy are evolving faster pace than ever before. The ability to adapt plays a critical role in the success of a business.

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4 steps for leading in a hybrid, post-pandemic world

7 min read

COVID-19 has permanently changed the way we work. Here are four ways to build on past learnings and lead in this new, post-pandemic world.

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4 secrets to creating a successful workplace mentorship program

8 min read

A good workplace mentorship program fosters skill development and empowers leaders at every level. And it’s made even easier with the right software support.

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