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Month: November 2014

Month: November 2014

We develop science-and-data-based frameworks to help people see and work with greater clarity.

How to Resolve a Conflict at Work – Management Tip

Management Tip: How to Resolve a Conflict at Work When conflict flares up at work, it might   seem   easier to avoid the other person involved. But this isn’t a good idea. Unresolved    matters     nag   at you and hurt your productivity. To repair the relationship, start by recognizing   your own culpability. Have… Continue reading How to Resolve a Conflict at Work – Management Tip

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How to Resolve a Conflict at Work – Management Tip

Win Someone Over by Asking for Advice   Asking for advice is a powerful way to win someone over. Whether it’s negotiating for a raise or trying to win support for a proposal, the simple gesture of soliciting advice can make you more likable, encourage your counterpart to see your perspective, and rally commitment. And… Continue reading Win Someone Over by Asking for Advice

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Win Someone Over by Asking for Advice

SACRAMENTO – The State of California’s Employment Training Panel approved 29 contracts worth over $6.2 million in job training funds at its public meeting today. Included were small business proposals and smaller-scale projects approved by the Panel on consent. Training proposals were comprised of both single and multiple employer contracts from various industry sectors throughout… Continue reading California Training Panel Approves $6.2 M in Job Training Funds

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California Training Panel Approves $6.2 M in Job Training Funds

Management Tip: Working Quickly Isn’t Always the Best Idea* We all know procrastination isn’t productive – but neither is “pre-crastination,” or trying to do something quickly  just to be able to mark it complete. Many of us pre-crastinate because we’re constantly trying  to check off    tasks    to free up   our working memory. How often have you rushed to complete something, only to find that you need to go back and… Continue reading Working Quickly Isn’t Always the Best Idea – Management Tip

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Working Quickly Isn’t Always the Best Idea – Management Tip

Did you know that the U.S. is the only industrialized nation without any paid family leave law? With the changing nature of the 21st-century workforce, it’s getting harder and harder to balance the demands of the family you love and the job you need. Change has yet to come to Washington, but momentum is growing… Continue reading U.S. Behind Europe on Paid Maternity Leave

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U.S. Behind Europe on Paid Maternity Leave

Management Tip: Change the Way You Approach Your Next Feedback Conversation   Getting feedback is inherently stressful. When we encounter people of higher status, experience uncertainty, feel less autonomy, or believe that something is unfair, we feel vulnerable. To make receiving feedback less ominous, reframe the experience. Realize that you only feel threatened; you’re not… Continue reading Change the Way You Approach Your Next Feedback Conversation – Management Tip

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Change the Way You Approach Your Next Feedback Conversation – Management Tip

How to Encourage Trustworthiness   Success in business requires some willingness to trust people. When your company’s money and resources are on the line, how can you do a better job of gauging trustworthiness and thereby improve your likelihood of success? Try these tips to prompt trustworthiness in new or potential partners’ behavior: Be generous. Feelings… Continue reading How to Encourage Trustworthiness – Management Tip

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