Who’s afraid of the big, bad work phone?

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Bosses have a message for younger employees: Get off email and pick up the phone. Some are bringing in consultants to help staff start to use the telephone more for work.

Kimberly Togman‘s insight:

JUST PICK UP THE PHONE!!!    Across the great generational divide managers wish their younger employees would use the phone.

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Can Perseverance Be Taught?

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Kimberly Togman‘s insight:

Angela Duckworth is THE preeminent researcher on grit.  Here she talks about its cultivation in those of us who don’t come by tons of it naturally.    


My favorite line: "Unlike many decisions (e.g., what to have for lunch), choosing to endure rather than desist is a choice that must be effortfully sustained over time."

Often that’s what we in the human development space worth with clients to help them achieve.  

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Three Differences Between Managers and Leaders

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A young manager accosted me the other day. “I’ve been reading all about leadership, have implemented several ideas, and think I’m doing a good job at leading my team. How will I know when I’ve crossed over from being a manager to a leader?

Kimberly Togman‘s insight:

Interesting comments… Counting value versus creating value, not sure I completely agree. Curious on others thoughts to the ideas here.

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