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What Brain Science Can Teach Us About Leadership

Much of your brain is hardwired from birth. Our primitive reflexes make us hyper-alert for bad news. Our brains detect negative information faster than positive information, and we have a stronger memory for painful experiences than pleasurable ones. This hardwiring...

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The Carnival of HR

Welcome to The Carnival of HR. This is one of my favorite carnivals, and I am delighted to host this edition. We have been treated to a wonderful lineup of thought-provoking posts on leadership, workforce practices and talent development, and building relationships....

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The Most Important Risk in Life: Be You

Guest Post by Doug Sundheim Things work better when you’re being you.  You’re not wasting time trying to live up to some conjured-up ideal of perfection.  You’re not trying to be all things to all people.  Consequently, you have more energy to focus on other...

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Why Good Teams Make Bad Decisions

Did you ever watch in dismay as a good team began to make a series of bad decisions? It can happen with any kind of team – a work team, sports team, political team, or volunteer team… in any kind of setting – business, government, school, non-profit. Here's what...

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How To Write a Mission Statement in 5 Steps

A mission statement is a brief statement that explains your reason for existence - what you want to accomplish.  It describes the end result; not how you will achieve it.  It answers the question “why?” Your strategies and goals will answer the question “how?” Step 1:...

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Fear of Learning

Guest post by Chip Bell Fear is as personal as a fingerprint.  I have a daredevil friend whose idea of a fun Saturday afternoon is to ski off the top of a steep mountain after being transported to the peak by a helicopter.  The thought of that makes me break out in a...

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