Career Hacks

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Difficult Conversations

Here is a really great video given by Lauren Mackler on having difficult conversations.  In this video, Lauren gives really great and concrete tools on how to handle these types of interactions with assertiveness and grace.

Why Smart People Do Stupid Things

The modern workplace is rife with functional stupidity. In this CBC Spark episode, Nora Young explores why stupidity gets rewarded at work. Listen to her speak to André Spicer who explains why “Smart people doing stupid things.”

(click on the image below to hear the audio)

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/popup/audio/listen.html?autoPlay=true&clipIds=&mediaIds=2696909823&contentarea=radio&subsection1=radio1&subsection2=currentaffairs&subsection3=spark&contenttype=audio&title=2016/10/30/1.3822838-why-stupidity-gets-rewarded-at-work&contentid=1.3822838
source: www.cbc.ca/radio/spark

 

 

Motivation Monday

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Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don’t: Traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories — and maybe, a way forward.