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The Power of Gratitude

Money may make the world go around but when it comes to engaging hearts and minds a simple ‘thank you’ can be a great motivator.

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Does Articulating Your Corporate Values Matter?

Listing your corporate values is not enough—companies need to wrestle with their cultures to make a difference, distinguishing them from their peers and updating them as they evolve.
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Turning Envy into a Positive Force

Envy, the most corrosive of emotions, lurks in even the most supportive work environment. Take steps to manage your own green-eyed monster.

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Conflict Is Good for Creativity

Conventional thinking says that conflict is bad for teamwork and should be kept out of the office, but putting individuals in a conflictual state of mind can enhance their creativity.
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The Dark Side of a Funny Situation

A sense of humour can help managers cultivate a cohesive work environment but, when used as a defence strategy, can foment confusion, tension and offence.
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Resolving the Conflict Between "Woman" and "Leader"

Women may face more barriers to leadership if there is a perceived conflict between their professional role and their gender. Organisations must detect any gender bias and promote a positive view of women leaders.

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Bridging the Trust Chasm

Whoosh and it’s gone! Trust can evaporate in an instant and organisations are notoriously poor at recovering it. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
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Leadership Lessons From the Brothers Grimm

Whether it’s kissing frogs, slaying dragons or battling wits with the wicked witch, fairy tales hold salient leadership lessons for today’s executives.
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Dividing Team Tasks: Is There a Better Way?

Self-managed teams may sometimes adopt task divisions that are all wrong for the project. Managerial intervention can help avoid this.
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Ten Ways to Become a Great Mentor

A great mentor is able to lead their mentee with empathy, sensitivity and patience, while constantly adapting to changing times and circumstances.
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The Sexual “Cloud” in the Executive Suite

Are sex and man’s unconscious drive for survival keeping women locked out of the C-suite?
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Restoring Humanity to Leadership

There is no value in asking yourself “Am I a leader?” Instead, ask “Who am I leading? And where am I going?”
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The Two-Edged Swords of Global Cosmopolitans

People who live in many countries develop adaptive strengths that can also be weaknesses if not understood.

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Manage Your Team Over Social Media, But Maintain Face Time

Leaders who engage positively on employee social networks improve their firms’ communication effectiveness. But it’s no substitute for appearing in front of employees when issuing directives and giving bad news.

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The Support-Challenge Tightrope in Board-CEO Interactions

Boards must strike the right balance between supporting chief executives and challenging their performance if the relationship is to deliver the best results for the company.
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