Explorations

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Conflict

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The Worst Thing A Team Leader Can Do When Someone Is Messing Up

THERE'S A COMMON CHOICE that team leaders make that causes them to "lose" their team. It's the choice that's forced on us any time a team member...

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workplace drama

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How To Get On The Same Page at The Workplace and Avoid Drama

These 4 Things Will Help You Curb Drama And Get Work Done A FEW YEARS AGO, I was in a cab in Moscow on a book-writing adventure, and my driver...

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debate beyonce jayz

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How To Keep A Debate From Going Off The Rails

Here’s a question: Would Beyonce have gotten to where she is without Jay-Z?

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decision making wisdom

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Productive Conflict Starts With Proactive Trust

explorations > Teamwork > Trust   I once tuned in to a virtual conference talk that left me deeply unsettled. But the lesson we can...

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A better way to brainstorm

  This treatise on productive brainstorming—or rather, alternatives to it—is based on dozens of scientific studies and voluminous...

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How To Have A Productive Debate

Note from Shane: In my book Dream Teams I discuss how to harness the conflict between people with different ideas—and how debate is better for...

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