29 results for author: Michael Stallard


Why Women Leaders Are Outperforming Men

The first to study female leadership 30 years ago, Sally Helgesen wrote a ground-breaking book titled The Female Advantage: Women's Ways of Leadership. As she studied a number of America's most successful female leaders by following them around and closely ...
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Young Entrepreneurs Find a Powerful Advantage by Encouraging Human Connection

Loneliness is a pervasive problem for both individuals and companies. Working in a culture of connection provides a powerful boost. Step through the doors of a Craftwork Coffee Co. location in Fort Worth, Texas, and you'll find inviting aromas and friendly ...
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3 Practices to Improve the Contribution of Your Core Employees

The prevalence and extreme nature of star systems in organizations today contribute to widespread employee disconnection and disengagement, particularly among core employees. Employees can be regarded as stars, core employees, or strugglers. Stars are ...
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Are You (and Your Employees) Protected from the Stress-Connection Gap?

The nature of modern work has caused stress to rise to unhealthy levels at a time when people are also struggling with increased isolation. When you add up the hours spent on the job, commuting and doing additional work at home on our laptops and smartphones, ...
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3 Steps to Improve Quality and Safety

Mistakes and accidents can literally be a matter of life and death in certain industries. Workers in healthcare, construction, aerospace/defense, airline and automobile manufacturing, for instance, must be highly attuned to eliminating mistakes and accidents. ...
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America’s #1 Health Problem is Not What You Expect

Many organizations today are interested in the wellness and wellbeing of their people. They promote wellness programs that encourage exercise and mindfulness. Few, however, address the number one health problem. In a 2016 interview with Politico, US Surgeon ...
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How U2′s Extraordinary Team Culture Helps the Band Thrive

Recently, U2 releases its 14th studio album, “Songs of Experience.”  The band has had a phenomenal run since it came together in the mid-1970s. U2 is comprised of four band members: lead singer Bono, lead guitar player “Edge,” bass guitar player Adam ...
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When Leaders Live the Vision

Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, a part of Northwestern Medicine, is an elite performing healthcare organization in terms of patient satisfaction, employee engagement, and financial performance. Marianjoy is composed of a network of 500 inpatient medical ...
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3 Practices that Helped Costco Crack the Code on Corporate Culture and Become America’s Best Employer

Costco Wholesale moved in front of Google to earn the title of America's best large employer this year. To determine America's best employer each year, Statista and Forbes survey 30,000 workers at US organizations, asking them questions about their work ...
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Connection to the Cause: How Harriett Beecher Stowe United Abolitionists in the Fight Against Slavery

When faced with a difficult situation in the workplace or society, you can lead change by tapping into the Connection Culture element of inspiring identity. History provides us with this powerful example. In 1852, a writer living in New Brunswick, Maine, ...
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Beware the Brutally Honest Workplace

An old fad is making a comeback: the "brutally honest workplace." From my vantage point, interacting with your colleagues using "radical candor" or "radical transparency" is a subtle—and sometimes not so subtle—form of verbal assault that seems to be ...
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Protect Yourself From Premature Aging Related to Job Stress

On Christmas day in 1984, Carol Grieder, Ph.D., then a graduate student at the University of California, Berkley lab of Elizabeth Blackburn, Ph.D., stopped by the lab, curious to see the results of an experiment that had taken place several days earlier. ...
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