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Are You Avoiding a Difficult Conversation?

Are You Avoiding a Difficult Conversation?

A number of years ago a mentor of mine said something really important to me.  He told me that there is often one thing that stands between me and the kind of relationships I really want to have. When I asked what that was, he said, “It’s usually a ten-minute, sweaty-palmed conversation that...

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Integrity is Foundational to Leadership

Integrity is Foundational to Leadership

In May of 2005, Andy Roddick, one of the top tennis players in the world at the time, was a favorite to win the Italian Masters tournament. Early on, Roddick’s skill was on full display: He beat his opponent Fernando Verdasco in the first set. He was winning the next set too; on the match point,...

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Beware the Hazards of Email

Beware the Hazards of Email

It’s a lesson we have to relearn: tone and intent can easily get lost in translation. As we start the New Year trying to figure out new workplace arrangements (hybrid or not?) and tech innovations (bots like the AI-based ChatGPT), it’s important to remember a key lesson about one of the core...

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FTC Proposes Rule that Would Ban Employee Non-Compete Clauses

FTC Proposes Rule that Would Ban Employee Non-Compete Clauses

The Federal Trade Commission proposed a rule Thursday that would ban U.S. employers from imposing noncompete clauses on workers, a sweeping measure that could make it easier for people to switch jobs and deepen competition for labor across a wide range of industries. The proposed rule would...

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Why Digital Upskilling is No Longer Optional

Why Digital Upskilling is No Longer Optional

Despite early signs of a hiring cool-down in certain sectors, many business leaders are still reporting higher-than normal turnover. To combat this, many companies have turned to offering more competitive salaries and benefits packages, as well as flexibility in how, where, and when employees can...

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