Month: April 2016
Month: April 2016
We develop science-and-data-based frameworks to help people see and work with greater clarity.
The Best Bosses Follow These 5 Rules Amazing bosses try to make work meaningful and enjoyable for employees. They’re most successful when they adhere to a few best practices: Manage individuals, not just teams. When you’re under pressure, you can forget that employees have varying interests, abilities, goals, and styles of learning. But it’s important to understand… Continue reading The Best Bosses Follow These 5 Rules
In an Argument, Validate Your Opponent’s Point of View When you’re in the middle of an argument, validating the person you’re arguing with is probably the last thing on your mind. But it should actually be your top priority. If you validate your counterpart’s perspective, expertise, and feelings, you will keep the conflict focused on the issue. Use… Continue reading In an Argument, Validate Your Opponent’s Point of View
Prepare for Tough Business Situations as You’d Practice a Sport One key tenet of coaching professional sports is preparing people in the most realistic contexts possible. For example, a coach might wet practice balls to prepare a team for wet gameday weather. You can apply similar thinking to business situations. For example, you might work on rehearsing your… Continue reading Prepare for Tough Business Situations as You’d Practice a Sport
Improve Your Team’s Productivity As a manager, you may already have learned how to plan, prioritize, and streamline your work. But how can you help your team members do the same? Start by setting a good example. Be smart about how you allocate the hours of your own workday — the meetings you attend, the emails… Continue reading Improve Your Team’s Productivity