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5 Things All Employees (and Leaders) Need to Thrive

Leaders everywhere are grappling with the best way forward for their companies’ financial survival, service to customers, and retention of employees. Virtual meetings are happening to develop strategy and tactics to get through the uncertainty. Questions are being asked: What are we certain about? What do we do when disruptive…

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Allocate time strategically in 2021

Richard Stock examines ways for law departments to increase effectiveness and maximize resources Six years ago, the Dec. 20 issue of The Economist featured a piece that asked the question “Why is Everyone So Busy?”, sub-titled in search of lost time. The article was thoughtful yet frustrating because it did not offer…

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Cognitive Load Theory: Explaining our fight for focus

Cognitive Load Theory provides a useful framework for understanding the different ways the pandemic could be playing havoc with your mental function. t seems ages since we started referring to life in these “uncertain times”. For months now, our routines have been disrupted and we’ve been forced to adapt. Anecdotally,…

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Chairlines Blog | Office Ergonomics Tips & Tricks - Work From Home Essentials

Image Credit: https://writix.co.uk/ As we all transition to working from home, it is important to set our work desk into a comfortable and ergonomic place. Don’t forget: – Our bodies still need to be in a neutral and natural position. – Breaks are still necessary. Walk…

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Want To Be An Amazing Leader? Ask For Feedback.

When was the last time your boss asked you to give them some feedback on how they could improve?  If your boss is like most managers, you’re probably thinking “I can’t remember the last time they asked me for my perspective on their performance.”  This lack of feedback is a…

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Six problem-solving mindsets for very uncertain times

Even the most inscrutable problems have solutions—or better outcomes than have been reached so far. Here’s how the best problem solvers crack the code. Great problem solvers are made, not born. That’s what we’ve found after decades of problem solving with leaders across business, nonprofit, and policy sectors. These leaders learn…

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Building Back Better After the Pandemic

After twelve weeks or more in lock down most of us can’t wait to get back to normal. With the threat of a prolonged economic downturn hanging over us, getting to normal would be hard enough. Yet now, with the Black Lives Matter protests providing a timely reminder that normal…

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Amending Your Performance Review Template for the COVID-19 Pandemic

Agility, flexibility, speed and adaptability are the watchwords By Paul Falcone September 10, 2020 When my co-author, Winston Tan, and I sat down to write the book The Performance Appraisal Tool Kit: Redesigning Your Performance Review Template to Drive Individual and Organizational Change (AMACOM / HarperCollins Leadership, 2013), our goal was to raise…

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Silver Linings: Success Stories During COVID-19

  In the Last Jedi, Yoda reminded Luke Skywalker, “The greatest teacher, failure is.” This statement was so profound that I was left dumbstruck. This wisdom extends into all facets of our life and is utterly true – failure and missed goals teach better lessons than any class or academic writing can…

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Communication Advice for Introverted Leaders in Law Firms

Yvonne: According to some studies, about half or slightly more than half of the people around the world land on the introverted side of the spectrum. Yet, according to one survey, 9 out of 10 people feel pressured to act extroverted.[1] Close your eyes. Picture a great leader. How would…

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