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The one skill that defines successful change management

Reflecting on my experiences, I’ve realized that the art of having difficult conversations is not just a nice-to-have skill for leaders but a critical competency that shapes the future of their teams and the entire organization.

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The hidden potential of older workers: A strategic advantage

More experienced workers have lived through numerous technological revolutions—from the introduction of the personal computer to the rise of the internet and now AI. Their adaptability and capacity to learn new tools and technologies have been proven time and again. They are not only capable of understanding and utilizing new technologies but also offer the…

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Leadership lessons: From combat to corporate success

Invest in your people, and they will drive the success of your organization. Invest in your leaders, because they are responsible for building high-performing teams that will deliver sustainable results and growth for your organization.

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The training gap in retail: 20 years of lessons for building better teams

The retail industry will truly begin to thrive when it invests in training and development, listens to store leaders, and sees the next decade as an opportunity to create outstanding shopping experiences with dedicated, enthusiastic teams.

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The art of active listening: Cultivating deeper connections and effective collaboration

As leaders, our success hinges on our ability to understand and deeply engage with others. Active listening goes beyond simply hearing—it’s about being present, showing genuine interest, and fostering an environment where open communication thrives.

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Leadership for the future: How dynamic cultures propel organizational success

The journey to create and sustain a dynamic work culture is challenging and requires a commitment to deep, often uncomfortable change. However, the rewards are substantial. It transforms companies into thriving communities where innovation, engagement, and productivity reach new heights. As leaders, our challenge is to foster these environments where change is embraced, and every…

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Bridging cultures, leading change: A guide to global leadership

Understanding and adapting to various cultural dimensions is crucial for effective leadership. My journey, spanning from archaeology to leading HR in global corporations, has taught me the importance of cultural sensitivity and adaptability. Each step on this path has reinforced a crucial lesson: to lead effectively, understanding the rich tapestry of human cultures is key.

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Thriving as a virtual leader: Techniques for effective remote leadership

Creating personal connections in a virtual environment is not just important—it’s essential. I’ve found it effective to use whatever is visible during video calls, like background settings or personal items, as conversation starters. This approach helps humanize digital communications and sets a friendly tone right from the start.

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The neuroscience of positive behavior change

Harnessing neuroscience for effective behavior change in the workplace

Comfort and safety are not the same. Growth is often uncomfortable, but it is necessary for development.” Laura added, “Learning to be uncomfortable is crucial. It’s okay to not have all the answers, but showing up authentically and with empathy makes a difference.”

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