7 results for author: Andy Molinsky


Free Yourself from What You “Should” Be Doing

Many people are hesitant to step out of their regular roles and routines. The idea of putting yourself in a position to potentially fail can be frightening or stressful. But sometimes what's keeping you in one spot may not be your own self-interest. In fact, ...
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You’re More Resilient Than You Give Yourself Credit For

In my role as a professor at the Brandeis International Business School, I teach a course each fall about acting outside your comfort zone. Each student in the class chooses a behavior outside their comfort zone to work on. For some, it's public speaking; ...
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5 Bad Habits That are Making You Less Creative

Most of us want to be creative – and probably much more creative than we are right now. In fact, according to a global study conducted by Adobe in 2012, only 25% of people in US, UK, Germany, France and Japan feel that they're living up to their ...
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3 Most Common Ways American Entrepreneurs are Culturally Blind

There is a significant problem in corporate America today with foreign workers and it's not the problem Donald Trump is obsessed with (that there are too many foreign workers). Instead, the problem, as I see it, is that American businesses are missing major ...
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Want to Come Up With Brilliant Ideas? Do This One Thing First

There's no single magic formula for generating brilliant ideas. But there is a magic formula for increasing the odds it will happen. And the key is building a culture that stimulates people's intrinsic motivation in the work they're doing. Without intrins...
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3 Tips to Stop Feeling so Overworked and Overwhelmed

Just the other day I was working with a highly competent, high-achieving executive, whose penchant for over scheduling and over-committing was running him into the ground. He was the classic multitasking perfectionist, trying to jam 25 hours into a 24-hour ...
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What I Learned From Talking With 44 Managers About Delivering Bad News

One of the greatest challenges as a manager is delivering bad news. For many managers – especially first time, or novice managers – the experience of delivering bad news, during a layoff conversation or even a negative performance review – can be ...
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