Growth Mindset at Work

How to Cultivate a ‘Growth Mindset’ at Work

August 1, 2017
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How to Cultivate a ‘Growth Mindset’ at Work Are you born with it, or can you develop it? If your organization is like the majority of companies, the belief is that top talent was born with inherent intelligence, and are destined to excel simply because of their innate ability to produce results. But could that […]

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Productivity at Work

Keep Productivity Up, While Penn Station Reliability is Down

June 20, 2017
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Keep Productivity Up, While Penn Station Reliability is Down This July and August, over 600,000 commuters using New York Penn Station should be prepared for up to 90 minutes of additional commuting time per day. From July 10th through September 1st, Amtrak, LIRR and NJ Transit will operate on a modified schedule to allow for […]

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How to Optimize Your Workspace's Open Floor Plan

How to Optimize Your Open Workspace

June 7, 2017
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How to Optimize Your Open Workspace The open office plan continues to be the preferred model among modern, fast-paced companies for good reason. The increased need for collaboration coupled with the cost-savings that open workspaces allow for, make them a win-win for employers and employees alike. The open workspace is the ultimate compromise – it […]

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How to Manage Leaves of Absences Like a Boss

How to Manage Leaves of Absence Like a Boss

April 25, 2017
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How to Manage Leaves of Absence Like a Boss Leaves of absence are a fact of life. As more data comes out supporting the benefits of extended leaves, not just for the employee, but for the company as well, it’s not surprising that more organizations are embracing flexible leave policies. One recent study by the […]

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How to Discuss Politics in the Office

How to Talk Politics in the Office

January 11, 2017
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How to Talk Politics in the Office Do you remember when talking politics in the office was a known taboo?  I think it is safe to say that the rules governing the discussion of politics at work have changed dramatically as our nation has experienced one of the most divisive presidential elections in modern history. […]

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Understanding Millennials as Employees

Understanding Millennials: A New Generation of Employees

December 7, 2016
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Understanding Millennials: A New Generation of Employees The mosaic of the American workforce has changed dramatically over the years, particularly with the rise of the millennial generation.  Millennials (born 1981 to 2000) now make up more than half of the workforce in the United States, second only to baby boomers.  They differ quite significantly from […]

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Transgender at work

Transgender in the Workplace: How To Create An Inclusive Environment

October 7, 2016
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Transgender in the Workplace: How To Create An Inclusive Environment The life of a transgender person is filled with challenges and discrimination, especially when it comes to the workplace. While more and more lesbian, gay, and bisexual workers have made their presence known at work, transgender employees have historically tended to lag behind in terms […]

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How To Set Realistic Expectations With Employees

June 30, 2016
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Updated on October 13, 2020: View our related piece, specific to expectation-setting during the coronavirus pandemic: Setting Realistic Employee Expectations: Stability for the Employee + the Company   The coronavirus pandemic has heightened the importance of open and honest communication. As millions of workers shifted to full-time remote work for the first time, managers and […]

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How to Tackle Feedback Head On

How to Tackle Feedback Head-On

May 2, 2016
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How to Tackle Feedback Head-On Most managers want to avoid challenging conversations with employees almost as much as they want to avoid getting a cavity filled at the dentist. Why this reluctance? Many leaders are concerned that their feedback will negatively impact employee self-esteem or cause unwanted stress, frustration, and even anger. If not handled […]

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Career Development

Why Now is the Time to Have Career Development Discussions

March 22, 2016
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Why Now is the Time to Have Career Development Discussions This is the time of year when discussions about career development are front and center across companies of all sizes. Why now? By the end of the first quarter, the glow from that highly coveted promotion or compensation increase has worn off, and employees are […]

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