In The News This Week…March 11

How to Speak Up When It Matters

by Khalil Smith, Heidi Grant and David Rock

“While we’d all like to think that if we saw something, we’d say something in these situations, we are strikingly bad at anticipating how we’ll feel in future circumstances and, for a whole host of cognitive reasons, it can be incredibly difficult to speak up in the moment. In fact, research suggests that most people tend to not act, and then rationalize their inaction.”


4 Daily Leadership Habits That Most Benefit Your Team

by Malachi Thompson

“Creating a long-lasting positive impact on your team will not come from random rewards sprinkled here and there or quarterly team-building activities. Intelligent employees are no longer inspired by tokenism. They search for a deeper sense of fulfillment and alignment in their work, but foremost their leader. Your internal philosophy on how people should be treated drives your leadership behavior and calibrates the degree of positive impact you have on your team.”


Don’t Solve That Problem Tomorrow. Do It Right Now.

by Entrepreneur Press

“Every entrepreneur should learn from their repetitive mistake. Consider where the impulse comes from: Every company wants to maintain or enhance its performance. That’s good — it’s how capitalism is supposed to work! But their managers often react not by changing for the future but rather by extending whatever the company already has. In the process, they have no idea how to evaluate the outcome. Are they building up their company? Propping it up? Or just plain puffing it up?”


by Minling Chuan

“Crafting a strong brand story starts with being genuine — people can tell when a brand is genuine or not. Then, think about your brand’s journey and the evolution you experienced to get to where you are now. You probably overcame challenges, learned something that changed you or discovered your passion.”

by Karyn Twaronite

“We humans have an innate need to belong — to one another, to our friends and families, and to our culture and country. The same is true when we’re at work. When people feel like they belong at work, they are more productive, motivated, engaged and 3.5 times more likely to contribute to their fullest potential, according to our research at the Center for Talent Innovation.”