Jan 17, 2021

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How to Keep Your Cool in High-Stress Situations

By Robert E. Quinn
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  • Recent research in the field of neuroscience, specifically polyvagal theory, offers insights into this process of self-regulation and how you can move from a “fight or flight” response to a higher state of openness that invites collaboration, creativity, and thriving.
  • Based on our experiencing applying polyvagal theory to situations like the one Bob was in with the CEO, we’ve developed a five-step framework to help people make this shift.
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When Should You Collaborate with the Competition?

By Graham Kenny
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  • In business after business you find companies in the same position today that the CEOs and marketing managers of wine and avocado producers were in back in the day.
  • Companies facing small markets or resistance to their value proposition could benefit from working with their competitors to raise awareness of their sector or product category.
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Set Better Boundaries

By Priscilla Claman
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  • From the boss who asks you to fix the slide show botched by a colleague (and to add three new slides while you’re at it) to the 10-year-old who asks for “just five more minutes” of screen time to complete their video game, it can feel like you say “no” all day long.
  • The author supplies scripts and sample language to help you set — and hold — boundaries, no matter who is trying to push you to do more than you agreed to.
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Thriving in the Age of Hybrid Work

By Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic
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  • As we begin to emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic, hiring data is highlighting a growing demand for individuals with a more unusual or heterogeneous talent profile, such that they combine soft and hard skills hitherto not found in the same individual.
  • The Covid-19 pandemic has turbocharged the significance of data, AI, and digital technologies, together with their enabling human skills, and has rewarded fluid and flexible organizational structures — not to mention inclusive cultures.
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Employers Can’t Fix U.S. Health Care Alone

By David Blumenthal
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  • All this suggests that the overriding lesson of Haven’s failure is that if employers wish to make the health care sector perform better for their employees, they will have to ally with the one purchaser that has market power everywhere and that has successfully implemented fundamental changes in health care payment and delivery: the federal government and its Medicare and Medicaid programs.
  • They must ally with the one purchaser that has market power everywhere and that has successfully implemented fundamental changes in health care payment and delivery: the federal government and its Medicare and Medicaid programs.
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