Allison Bebo

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Why Being Awesome At School Can Make You Terrible At Work

If you only take your cues on how to learn from school, then you’ll be ignorant at work. Brazen Careerist Penelope Trunk unpacks how to move to the head of the class–at the office.<p>“You have to unlearn the habit of waiting to be told what comes next in your education if you want to take control of …

Graduate School

Zen And The Art Of Constructive Conversations

Whether it’s on the tennis court or the sales floor, applying principles from Yoga and meditation can help you keep your composure and work towards the result you want. Remember: breathe!<p>I was scheduled to play one of the area’s top players in a local tennis tournament. My opponent, Scott M., was …

Brokerage

Ambitious Women Face More Obstacles than Just Work-Life Balance

For the past year and change, the American conversation about women and leadership has revolved around challenges of work-life balance — which most of the time actually means “work-family balance.”<p>The women we’re hearing from — Anne-Marie Slaughter, Sheryl Sandberg, and the rest — aren’t jetting …

Six Classes Your Employer Wishes You Could Take

School is back amid growing controversy and cynicism. The quality, validity and economic value of college degrees and MBAs have rarely been under such sustained assault. Employability of graduates has never been so dismal. Machines are clearly getting smarter at many of the things people …

Your Nice Boss May Be Killing Your Career

Chris spent years working for a supportive, encouraging manager at a major technology company headquartered in Silicon Valley. In fact, his boss raved about him. His manager gave him top ratings in his performance evaluations, space to do his work, and had never been controlling. He was, according …

Leaders Create a Culture of Possibility

My daughter lost another tooth this weekend. As soon as it fell out, she began to inquire about the Tooth Fairy and wondered aloud if she’d make an …

A Summer Playlist by Alexandra Patsavas | Everywhere

Listen up, we’ve tracked down the talented audiophile responsible for the sound track of your youth, postadolescence, and, heck, even …

Can You Overdo People Skills?

In our work with leaders on overplayed strengths, people sometimes object to the idea that every strength can be taken too far. For instance, an academic journal editor once held up publication of a research article stating flatly that “it is impossible for a leader to be too supportive, caring, …

5 Factors for Success

The other day, Eric Oetter and I sat down for coffee. He had been touring Europe for the previous two weeks, so it was great to get caught up on what …

The Most Overlooked Leadership Skill

Even before I released the disc, I knew it was a long shot. And, unfortunately, it was a clumsy one too.<p>We were playing Ultimate Frisbee, a game similar to U.S. football, and we were tied 14-14 with a time cap. The next point would win the game.<p>I watched the disc fly over the heads of both teams. …

Listening to Your Inner Voice Makes You a Better Manager

Some of the best advice we have all got — be it while making big personal decisions or making critical business decisions — is the same: Follow your inner voice. Most of us have heeded that counsel, yet if we were asked to list the elements that enable better decision-making, we would cite …

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The Costs Of Ignoring Employee Engagement

To some in management, the fact that their workers get a paycheck from the company is the beginning and the end of any consideration they deserve. That attitude will cost you.<p>Recently, in the season finale of the Showtime series, <i>Shameless</i>, the character of Fiona, a 20-something head of household …

Employee Engagement

How to Create a Winning Team

Assembling a winning team is every manager’s dream. But what do we know about what it takes to get there?<p>I’ve studied this question quite a bit in …

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<b>“If there’s anything my mom taught me,</b> it’s that there’s a big difference between being given something and knowing you’ve earned it yourself by working hard, one day at a time.”<p>Wise words…

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