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Work from Home and Job Satisfaction: It’s Complicated

Work-from-home (WFH) flexibility was once available only to a select group of employees and professions. The sudden emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic forced companies in many industries to make WFH arrangements for as many of their employees as possible. This forced natural experiment allowed both companies and their employees to experience the benefits and pitfalls […]

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Leading Conversations: Productive and Unproductive Voice

Few people in their careers have avoided the scourge of time-consuming, unproductive meetings. For Amy Edmondson of Harvard Business School and Tijs Besieux of the consultancy Leadership Footprint, unproductive meetings are a symptom of a broader problem: unproductive conversations.  In many ways, the success of organizations hinge on the quality of the conversations within them. […]

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Narcissistic Leaders Negatively Impact Different Employees in Different Ways

Research has identified as non-productive the narcissistic tendencies of a leader, such as a grandiose sense of self-importance and need for constant admiration, that have a negative impact on the organization. In contrast, productive narcissistic tendencies, such as charm and the drive to push through adversity, can have a positive impact. A new study examines […]

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Authentic Leaders Inspire Creativity, Organizational Citizenship and Performance

Authentic leadership refers to leaders whose external behaviours and decisions are driven by internal positive values and concern for others. They tend to be self-aware, recognizing their strengths, weaknesses, values and emotions; transparent, presenting their true selves to their followers; and open to unbiased information and the viewpoints of others before making decisions. Previous research […]

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Too Much of a Good Thing: Collaborative Overload

In the 21st century interconnected, global, cross-functional, flat-hierarchy, silo-busted world of business, collaboration and teamwork are viewed as one of the foundational pillars of success, at both the organizational level and individual level.  Such is the generally accepted wisdom. Even collaboration, however, is not immune to the dangers of ‘too much of a good thing.’ […]

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