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Email Relationships Are Real Relationships: 4 Tips for Writing Resonant Emails

If you’re anything like me, you understand the tight bond I have with Microsoft Outlook. Because of the overload of logistical planning in my operational role, email is easily my number one form of communication with the outside world. And I have come to realize, through underestimating the power of emails at times, that email relationships are real relationships, but without the added benefit of non-verbal or audio cues for context, tone, or meaning. Thus, I cherish and consistently apply the Golden Rule: Do unto others in email as you would have done unto you. Continue reading

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Beyond Burnout: Tapping into the Brain to Motivate Your Team

Research on motivation and the role of the brain points to many important insights for leaders and managers trying to respond proactively to burnt out on their teams. Most importantly, leaders must understand that all motivation—whether at work or at play—share the same neural pathway. Tapping into that pathway is the job of the leader—and understanding the brain can help. Continue reading

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Renewal: The Work of Relaxing

Personal renewal is, well, personal. What increases my resilience might not work for you, and vice versa. For instance, meditation might be a powerful tool for some while exercise might be just as effective for others. Continue reading

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