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Want to Stand Out At Work? Move Beyond Your Job Description

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Do you feel undervalued, bored, or burnt out from your job? If so, you aren’t the only one. According to a 2017 survey, a majority of American workers feel unappreciated, with 44% of respondents believing they are “always or often overlooked.”  Though you may feel like you’re doing everything your supervisor asks of you, this […]

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Beyond the SWOT Analysis, Part 2 | Convergent Thinking

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Last month, I wrote about the benefits of divergent thinking, the kind of creative thinking that allows you to expand your list of options and explore all angles to a situation. You use divergent thinking when you need to change up the status quo. The result is a large number of possible solutions to your […]

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How To Become a Systems Leader

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Many people are well aware that not all problems have simple, obvious solutions. This holds true in relationships, at work, and certainly when it comes to complex societal challenges like climate change, mass incarceration, and poverty. Unless you assess and tackle problems in a holistic way, the payoff may be short lived or even create […]

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Tips for the Overtalker

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It happens to the best of us: you lose your train of thought mid-sentence—and then realize your conversation partner doesn’t seem interested at all. What you do next is key. If you prefer to keep talking, that’s not surprising. After all, our brains get a buzz from talking—especially about ourselves. But know that if you’re […]

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