Does it matter if you like the people you work with?

Amanda Nimon-Peters | 12 Sep 2022

Most of us need a sense of belonging with the people we spend time with. So working with people we like is good for us as well as the organisations that employ us.

How to build trust on a diverse team

David Livermore

Diverse teams have a harder time trusting each other than homogeneous teams do. Here are three evidence-based ways to go about building that trust.

Is there a place for gossip in the new normal?

Bob Selden

Social chit-chat is a vital part of being human. But how does that fit in with the the new normal of hybrid or home working where our physical contact with others is limited?

The key ingredients for digital project success

Greig Johnston

More than eight out of 10 digital projects get delayed, run over budget, and/or fail to deliver what they promised. So how can organisations avoid falling into the same trap?

Corporate culture: have we lost our touch?

Bob Selden

Remote working is all very well, but how can we get a real feel for other people and build meaningful relationships without ever being in physical proximity to them?

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The leadership trust crisis

David Livermore

Across the world, trust in leadership is at an all-time low. But global leaders also need to be mindful that many approaches to rebuilding trust are biased toward Western values.

Leveraging tech to succeed at hybrid working

Jesper Theill Eriksen

A variety of issues still plague today's hybrid work environments, particularly around the tech used to enable effective remote working.

How to talk about the elephant in the room

David Livermore

Knowing how to identify and constructively address unresolved conflict in different cultural situations is a key skill for global leaders.

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Book reviews

Love + Work

Marcus Buckingham

Bob Selden dips into Marcus Buckingham's new book, Love + Work, which asks why the simple idea of 'doing what you love' can be so challenging to put in practice and suggests what we could do to make that dream a reality.

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Working with Influence

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A conversation with Dr Amanda Nimon-Peters about her new book, Working With Influence: Nine principles of persuasion to accelerate your career.

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