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Ron Friedman Takes on Bad Workplaces

Did you know that over 80% of the world’s employees are disengaged at work? That figure is both enormous and depressing. Unfortunately, too many workplaces can be a mediocre environment — the kind of environment that saps people’s spirit, engagement, motivation Read More


How to Say Less & Ask More

Coaching is a powerful tool that can have a positive impact on employee engagement, corporate culture and the bottom line. Yet even with the best of intentions, it’s easy for time-crunched managers to fall into old-school “command and control” management Read More


How to Apply Focus Where It Matters

The counterintuitive thing about focus is that it requires a degree of laziness. In our culture of busyness, the exciting stuff, the work that really propels our careers or impacts our organization, lies tantalizingly out of our grasp. To solve Read More


Twofer Tuesday: On Confidence & Collaboration

Have you joined our Tools for the Time-Crunched Manager LinkedIn group? It’s designed to inspire and help you conquer the day-to-day challenges of your workday! We often share resources like this — Attaining Confidence Through Doing Gaining confidence is something we should Read More