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The Power of Social Contracting

When it comes to your organization, how do you feel about the amount of control you have over employee-leader relationships? There is the messiness of power in organizational life, and it’s a challenging but powerful question to ask. Michael Bungay Stanier, the author of The Advice Trap and Coaching Habit, joined me on Punk Rock…

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The Ultimate Coronavirus Panic Buy

By Devon McGrath This week our (home) office got two new coworkers. They’re easily distracted and prone to bickering. I often catch them sleeping on the job and when they’re awake, they think it’s fun to interrupt my video calls. I can’t hold it against them though. They’re young, siblings, and growing up is hard…

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Unconventional Advice for Leaders In the Wake of Layoffs During the COVID-19 Pandemic

We are in a global pandemic. Many non-essential businesses that cannot set up work-from-home capabilities either due to the nature of their work or because doing so does not fit their business design are reducing hours or closing down indefinitely. And with these closures come many questions and concerns by the workforce. Minneapolis-based employment attorney,…

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