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5 Ways to Make Organizational Friction Work for You

While it's great to see collaboration in organizations, too much focus on unity and agreement can cause people to bury underlying conflicts.

Why Your Board Isn't Optimized

What is an optimized board and are you serving on one? I have found that the key factors contributing to an optimized board are boards that have a strong culture, focus on ensuring company strategy and succession planning and have engaged directors who are prepared for all meetings.

Here's Why Your Brain Doesn't Want to Tackle Big Projects in the Afternoon

Whether you call it a lunch coma or the midday blues, it's a brain zapping dullness that leaves you staring blankly at your monitor. A new study gives us another way to explain the drain, and it's all about rewards.

Still Checking Your Work Email on Vacation? You're Not Alone.

If you're planning to leave your smartphone or laptop at home when you go on vacation this month, you might want to think again. The unplugged getaway is so last year.

If You Want to Get Your Team Right, Start with the Fundamentals

Without a clear definition of what a team is and what it isn’t, your team can’t role model success; it doesn’t have a vision of how it should behave.

If the Reason You Want to Take a Mental Health Day Falls Into Any of These 3 Categories, Go to Work

There are plenty of ways a mental health day can be good for you. But if you take them for the wrong reasons they could backfire—and actually make your mental health worse.

3 Reasons Why Employee Recognition Will Always Matter

The truth is, employee recognition knows no calendar – it’s an important part of company culture all year long and probably always will be. Here are three reasons why that’s so.

Does All Professional Development Belong on Your Resume?

When searching for a new job, you want to show potential employers that you have up-to-date training and knowledge. However, some jobs are more training-heavy than others.

8 HR Mistakes Millennial Leaders Need To Avoid

Since Millennials tend to prefer working environments that are less hierarchical and more flat, some Millennial leaders often make the mistake of viewing colleagues as friends first.