Working from Home Doesn’t Replace the Office: It Replaces the Coffee Shop 

A great deal of the fear that managers express about the post-2021 workplace is that employees won’t be able to get their work done from home. They continue to regard the real office as the place designed for focus and creativity. That’s certainly a romantic notion.   In the 25 years of working with teams in companies large and small, private and public

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5 Tips To Find the Best Freelancers

There are a lot of moving parts to manage when running a business. From accounting and marketing to sales and customer service, it takes a team of dedicated professionals to keep things running smoothly. However, hiring a full-time staff can be expensive, which is why many entrepreneurs and small businesses turn to freelance professionals. Freelancers

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How to Influence and Redirect a Dysfunctional or Stagnant Professional Team

Your professional team has turned sour — it’s completely dysfunctional, full of personality clashes, massive miscommunication, and a lack of trust. Or maybe it’s completely stagnant, complete with sub-par ideas and missed deadlines. What can you as a team leader do? Dysfunction and stagnation on professional teams can leave managers feeling helpless. However, knowledge of

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5 Signs You Aren’t Spending Your Time Wisely at Work

The pandemic has forced many employees to adjust how they work.  Some of us are working remotely, others combine in-person and remote work, and for those of us whose work cannot be performed remotely, our environments have been altered to enhance safety.    While we’re thinking about how we work, it’s also a good time to consider what work we do. Non-promotable

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Why it Can Be Harder for Women to Lean In 

As women, we’re often told that the key to success is “leaning in,” or having the confidence to go after new opportunities. Early in my career, my friends and I would re-watch Sheryl Sandberg’s TED talk about how women need to take our seats at the table as a rallying cry before we asked for

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