How Extraverts Can Ruin Teamwork

Extraversion is a preference for social situations and social interactions. You might assume that people with more of this personality trait are better at teamwork. But that assumption would be incorrect.   Extraversion sometimes does in fact provide real advantages when it comes to teamwork. But it is often a disadvantage.   Researchers have recently discovered more about how and why. Keep […]

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The Trait that Defines a Leader

What’s the trait that most defines a leader? It’s easy to think of traits that are important for leadership. Charisma, work ethic, intelligence…   But researchers have found that one trait often stands out above the rest. That trait is assertiveness.     How assertiveness defines a leader Are assertive leaders better? Or are they worse? It’s not quite that […]

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Managing Overqualified Workers: 3 Steps to Bring Out Their Best

Overqualified workers are in great supply. The number of available workers with college degrees has increased in recent years, far outpacing the number of positions actually requiring degrees. Tightened budgets have led many organizations to slash higher-level positions in favor of more low-level (and low-paying) positions. And as an alternative to full retirement, many older and more experienced workers are […]

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3 Ideas That Will Change Everything in 2016

Economic recovery. Rapidly advancing science and technology. These and other trends will transform how business is done in 2016. Here’s how you can keep up.   1. Protecting investments In recent decades, organizations in finance and infrastructure have increasingly found that it isn’t a good idea to base their decisions entirely on expected return on investment (ROI). They seek to […]

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