Does Intelligence Make Leaders Influential?

Some leaders are more influential than others. And, of course, some leaders are more intelligent than others. But more intelligent leaders aren’t necessarily more influential. In fact, research has found that the most intelligent leaders tend to be less influential. Related articles: The Trait that Defines a Leader 2 Traits that Makes Leaders Miserable Do Leaders Need Good Manners?   […]

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3 Minor Details with Big Effects on Team Performance

There are many things that can determine the success of a team. But sometimes, it’s the little things that actually end up making the difference.   1. Number of people Imagine that you’re walking down the street, and see someone in need of help. How likely is it that you would actually stop to help them? If you’re the only […]

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2 Mistakes that Make HR Initiatives Unpopular

HR programs can provide tremendous value to an organization. But at the same time, HR’s initiatives aren’t always popular with employees, managers, or other key stakeholders. This can be bad. Unpopular HR initiatives aren’t anywhere near as effective. They might even create new problems of their own.   Fortunately, researchers are beginning to understand more about why some HR initiatives […]

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Why People Expect Assessments to Do Impossible Things

We all want to make well-informed decisions, especially when there are valuable outcomes at stake. Having specific information and knowledge about likely outcomes can be incredibly useful—but only if we actually know how to interpret the evidence.   A classic example Imagine that you go to see the doctor. The doctor administers a medical assessment for a rare disease that you might […]

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