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We unpack behavior science, habit research, and academic research to provide practical insight into how to upgrade your people's critical thinking, communication, people management, and time management skills

Critical Thinking Example in Action: Microsoft’s 4-Day Workweek Experiment critical thinking Dec 04, 2019

Critical thinking is one of the most in-demand soft skills, but it can be difficult to see how important it is on a day-to-day basis without going through a real-life critical thinking...

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Why Critical Thinking is Important in 2020 critical thinking Nov 27, 2019

The modern professional must be very intentional about their own development. In today’s rapidly evolving economy, the “half-life of many professional skills” is just 2.5 to five...

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Holidays & Vacations Don’t Solve Burnout. Here’s What Does Nov 26, 2019

Many hard-working professionals think: “If I can just get to my vacation, then everything will be ok.” But thinking vacations or holidays are how to recover from burnout is like...

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16 Critical Thinking Skills that Will Make You Stand Out critical thinking Nov 22, 2019

Developing your critical thinking skills is one of the best ways to set yourself up for ongoing professional and life success. In fact, it’s more important than IQ in determining...

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A Short Guide to Burnout Recovery Approaches that Work resilience Nov 19, 2019

While we have a clear definition of what burnout is, its three symptoms, and the six factors that lead to it, we know relatively little about which burnout recovery approaches...

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Defining Critical Thinking: What is & Why that Matters critical thinking Nov 14, 2019

When it comes to the topic of critical thinking, the most searched for related term is “critical thinking definition.” Over 18,000 people each month use Google to try to find out what...

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100 Questions that Build Your Team’s Critical Thinking Skills critical thinking Nov 08, 2019

In what many at the time considered to be the omphalos – literally the center of the world – stood the most important shrine in all of Greece: the oracle at Delphi. People from all over...

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Great Leaders Give These 3 Types of Feedback people management Nov 05, 2019

Most managers think they give enough feedback, but their team members’ opinions and data on feedback frequency make it clear that this is not true. According to Gallup, just 20% of...

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Forget Work-Life Balance. Instead, Define Your Work-Life Equation. resilience Nov 04, 2019

The concept of work-life balance has received a lot of criticism recently, mostly from those who believe it is impossible to achieve. The prevalence of burnout and workplace...

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How to Build Your Team’s Critical Thinking Skills critical thinking people management Oct 30, 2019

Critical thinking ranks among the most in-demand skills for job candidates and leads to better life and job outcomes.

Value of critical thinking skills

However, both educational institutions and employers have found it...

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How to Know If Burnout is Coming Your Way a Year in Advance resilience Oct 21, 2019

What if you could tell if you or a colleague were going to burn out a full year before it was to happen?

For companies and their leaders, the value would be tremendous. Burnout among...

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Loving Your Job Won’t Protect You From Burnout. This Will. resilience time management Oct 18, 2019

Like many of my classmates, shortly after college, I joined the ranks of a top strategy and management consulting firm. I knew I was signing up for long hours.

But the reality of that didn’t...

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