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Why You Should Prioritize Psychological Safety to have an Innovative Team

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The huge success of Google and their Adwords product has allowed them to ask some of the biggest questions that every company wants to know. None are bigger than the age-old, “What makes a great, successful team?” Because they have the money ($32 billion in revenue), resources (dedicated People Ops and Analytics orgs), and scale […]

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Why Constructive Discontent Is the Ultimate Competitive Advantage

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“That is the worst thing that can happen to a company,” said Wisse Dekker.   He’s the former president of Dutch electronics company, Philips.   In 1990, he resigned after the company barely earned $3 million dollars in their first quarter. This was horrendous compared to the $130 million earned in the previous year.   Dekker […]

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How Cultural Change Helped Theo Epstein end a 100 year Curse

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The Chicago Cubs were “the Lovable Losers” of Major League Baseball. For over a century, the Cubs failed to win a World Series Championship year after year after year. The team was plagued by bad trades and consistent losses. Even notable players like Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg, and legendary slugger Sammy Sosa couldn’t save […]

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How Great Leaders Develop Mental Toughness to Thrive

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Viktor Frankl was an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist. He was also a Holocaust survivor. In 1945, he, his wife, and his parents were sent to the Theresienstadt Ghetto in Czechoslovakia. As Frankl was transferred to a variety of concentration camps, he and his family became separated. Tragically, they all perished, while Frankl was saved by Allied forces in […]

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Lighthouse Links: How to Be a Great Leader Starting Today

 “Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will do it.” – Warren Buffett, billionaire and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Learning how to be a great leader is a never ending journey. Good leaders are constantly […]

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How to Convince Your Boss to Start 1 on 1s with You

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A Lighthouse reader emailed recently asking the important question, “How can I set up expectations each way without sounding like a child when I say, “I’d like weekly one-on-ones!” First of all, it’s a very mature decision to ask for 1 on 1s; you are telling your manager you want to have strong, effective, structured […]

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9 Inspiring Quotes for Managers to Learn from & Reflect on

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“I apologize for the length of this letter; I didn’t have time to make it shorter.” – Mark Twain Mark Twain was right. It takes effort to make a good point in just a few words. That’s part of the beauty of Twitter; the character limit forces those sharing thoughts to be concise. Today, we’re […]

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10 Terrible Gifts for Boss’s Day for the Horrible Boss in Your Life

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“Uh oh…sounds like somebody has a case of the Mondays!” If you’ve ever had a job you hated coming to work for each day, you know the feeling behind that statement from the iconic workplace comedy, Office Space. Fittingly, Boss’s Day is Monday, October 16th. Who wouldn’t want to celebrate the boss that ruins their […]

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How to Keep Your Team Engaged When You Have Low Morale at Work

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At many companies, low morale is a fact of life. Any number of problems can stifle people, leaving them unmotivated and struggling to do their job. As a manager, you may feel low morale yourself; no one is immune to the harsh realities of the modern workplace. Gallup’s engagement stats show us year after year […]

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