Teams can become more creative when they are allowed to play, whether for the physical benefits or because it shows they feel safe enough to express themselves. See why play is fun, but its purpose is serious stuff. Read the Big Think story here.
Micromanaging bosses can be handled by identifying what drives them, whether it’s a need for power, anxiety or a fear of losing control. Keep these people informed, allow them the power they need and seek ways to earn their trust, she writes. Leadership thought leader Lolly Daskal explains.
Effective corporate communications can play a vital role in boosting employee engagement, investor confidence and brand recognition. Kimberly Ramalho, a communications executive for Lockheed Martin’s Rotary and Mission Systems, says as more chief executives are acknowledging, it’s a serious, strategic aspect of business, and a fundamental ingredient for the health and future of the enterprise. Read the Thrive Global story here
Companies can chart growth by imagining a compass that offers different paths for growth, whether it be new brands, partnerships or platforms. PwC Australia’s Kate Eriksson says by stepping in a new direction, through a partnership and perhaps a co-branded effort, you’ll see your brand gathering new consumers and fans. Read the Strategy+Business online story here.
The Wim Hof Method promises to help people relieve stress and ward off disease by taking an ice bath and learning a breathing technique designed to trigger primitive survival skills, says Dutch founder Wim Hof. Rachel Sugar takes the plunge to try out the method and concludes it’s not for everyone. Read the Bon Appetit online story here
Use open-ended questions and listen deeply to the other person to improve your conversation skills. Leadership thought leader Amy Boone says those doing the majority of the talking, it can be difficult to allow space for others to assume that role in conversation. Read The Ethos3 Blog here
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