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My Top 10 Blog Posts of 2021

BIG IDEA: The past year forced many of us to rethink our fundamental beliefs about work, leadership, and culture.  In the complicated year that was 2021, plenty of well-worn wisdom and familiar lines about what it takes to be an effective leader faced a reckoning.     Look on the bright side? Well, not always. Buck up and be resilient? It’s not that …

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“Integrity is Contagious”: Lead the Future with Rob Chesnut

BIG IDEA: Today, more than ever, the world demands that leaders act with purpose and integrity. “I think it’s harder to be a leader than it used to be,” Rob Chesnut, the former Chief Ethics Officer of Airbnb and the author of Intentional Integrity: How Smart Companies Can Lead an Ethical Revolution, told us on our Lead …

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Introducing The Accountable Leaders Community: Connect With Leaders Like You

The hard work of leadership is a lot easier when you’re surrounded by accountable leaders. We are so excited to launch our Accountable Leaders Community! Click here to learn more about it and become a member. BIG IDEA: Isolation and loneliness are huge problems for leaders today. Right before the pandemic upended all our lives, Cigna …

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The One Question That Reveals a Truly Collaborative Culture

BIG IDEA: Effective collaboration comes down to culture. There’s one simple question that can reveal a whole lot about an organization’s culture: How is asking for help seen in this organization? Take some time to reflect on this question, and I think you’ll see why it’s so revealing. Is asking for help seen as a …

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Collaboration is More Than Simply Working Together: Lead the Future with Frances Valintine

BIG IDEA: We need to do more than cooperate—we need true collaboration to lead us into the future. Imagine you’re hosting a potluck dinner. Everyone will bring a dish that they know how to make well and that they think people will like, right? But as Frances Valintine, the founder of the Tech Futures Lab, …

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How to Enable Remote Collaboration

BIG IDEA: Remote collaboration is possible. But your employees need the right tools to get it done. Despite all the gloom-and-doom talk about how we must return to the office to collaborate effectively and connect with our colleagues, many organizations have found ways to get collaborative work done in an all-remote environment. For example, one …

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The Challenge of Collaboration in a Hybrid World

BIG IDEA:  As we move into a hybrid world of work, collaboration is on everyone’s minds. A massive new study of remote work at Microsoft found that, during the pandemic, employees talked to their teammates more. Those relationships deepened. But people talked less to those outside their immediate teams. Essentially, the silos dividing different parts …

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