Wed.Sep 27, 2023

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Conflict Can Break – or Make – Your Business

Makarios Consulting

Do you define conflict in the workplace with incidents of hostility, simmering resentment, or words spoken in anger? Some talk about verbal “arm-wrestling” in the conference room where the opponents are also close colleagues, or ferocious disagreements that produce outstanding new approaches and ideas. All of these can accurately be described as conflict situations; the difference is that some of the situations are unhealthy and others are healthy.

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What Makes an Inclusive Leader?

Harvard Business

Leaders play a critical role in fostering inclusivity within their organizations. They account for a difference of up to 70 percentage points in employees’ experience of belongingness and psychological safety, and inclusive leaders see a 17% increase in team performance, a 20% increase in decision-making quality, and a 29% increase in team collaboration.

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Consulting Benefits Companies Entering the US Market

Business Consulting Agency

Expanding into the United States market is a dream for many companies worldwide. With its immense consumer base, diverse market segments, and opportunities for growth, the US offers a tantalizing prospect. However, the complexities of entering this market can be daunting, making it crucial for companies to seek the expertise of US market entry consulting services.

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3 Ways to Live Out Your Values at Work

Harvard Business

The landscape of work is changing, yet people’s aspiration to build careers with moral value — that is, work that aligns with shared understandings of what’s right and good — remains constant. While doing so is difficult, it’s also worthwhile: Our careers take up an enormous amount of our time and energy, and it’s essential to feel that we’re creating careers aligned with our moral values.

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PowerPoint Best Practices for Creating Stellar Presentations

Mastering data visualization in PowerPoint will help accelerate your career because it positions you as someone who can present data that drives business decisions forward. think-cell's PowerPoint Best Practices eBook was created specifically for professionals aiming to master the art and science of data-driven storytelling. What’s inside: Practical Insights: Uncover valuable tips for crafting engaging and persuasive presentations.

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Sage Wisdom: The Generational Gift

Chad Barr

As the major Jewish holidays begin to wind down, with just a couple more on the horizon, my wife Laurel and I find ourselves reflecting on the profound experiences we’ve had. Laurel led worship services with her beautiful voice, while I had the “arduous” task of accompanying her on the guitar. Yes, I know, I have the cushy job! Several weekends each month, we have the privilege of engaging with our senior community residents through multiple services.

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The Jenga situation

Seth Godin Blog

When an organization first sets out to have an impact, it discovers that it has no customers, no clients, no constituents. So it shows up, it makes an offer and it listens. The early days are exciting. Customers are seen and heard and served. Variations are created and value is produced as problems are solved. In the early days, the most celebrated employees are the ones who figure out what someone needs and then determines a way to fill that need.

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A New Approach to Production and Inventory Planning

Harvard Business

Disruptions have become a way of life for manufacturers. But the production and inventory planning process that many companies, especially SMEs, use are not capable of handling the uncertainty. A new inexpensive method that was developed in research involving two companies can. It doesn’t have to be automated but can be.

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Want Better and Faster Results? Increase Team Size and Reduce WIP

Johanna Rothman

For years, I've advocated relatively small teams. Why? Small teams can more easily learn—faster and together. All because they have fewer communication paths. I was only partially right. Smaller teams tend to have lower WIP (Work in Progress). Even if a 5 to 7-person team falls into the Everyone Starts Their Own Story trap (see Who’s Playing Agile Schedule Games?

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How to Delegate

Harvard Business

Strategies for handing off work — and why it’s harder than it may seem.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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Personalize Your IT Service Delivery With Persona Mapping - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM UNISYS

Harvard Business

Sponsor content from Unisys.

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How Do I Recover from a Big Mistake at Work?

Harvard Business

Own it, rebuild trust, and move on.