Do You Naturally Prefer Hierarchy or Collaboration?

What do you prefer in professional situations — hierarchy or collaboration? Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™, explains why it’s important to decide.

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Great to Good Leadership: Good Activates Better Leadership

In leadership, we need a shift from great to good. We need to focus more on the greater good than individual greatness. Good activates better leadership, and the time is now.

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How to Avoid Death by Committee

There’s a fine line between getting feedback on a project and allowing your project to succumb to death by committee. How do you avoid an abundance of unhelpful input?

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Millennials: Smart Cities Need Smart Citizens

To achieve a Smart City model, Smart Citizens need to rise up, and Millennials need to take the lead. Smart Citizens will focus on policy and solutions.

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Finishing Strong: Bring in Fresh Eyes Early and Often

When working on a project the key to success is collaboration. We all have blind spots. So it’s vital to bring in fresh eyes — early and often.

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Making Non-Traditional Work Relationships Work

Regardless of your work environment, the work relationships you build will affect your work output. These tips will help you do the best work possible.

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A Rant on Agreeing to Disagree (and Learning from Each Other)

  “We’re right. You’re wrong.” It’s a dangerous mindset that impacts our lives every day. Whether we actually say it out loud or only think it subconsciously, the belief that our ideas and opinions are right, and the other side is wrong has drawn countless proverbial lines in the sand of our society: Democrats and…

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What Spaces Empower People to Collaborate?

Space to collide equals collaboration in this new world. The key question becomes: Is office space enough for effective collaboration?

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Community and Collaboration

Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt isolated as an entrepreneur! Heidi Oran shares a few reasons why finding community through collaboration is key. 

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The Difference Between Colleagues and Community

Have you noticed? We’re trying something new on Thin Difference this month. We’ve chosen a theme. Our hope is that by publishing several different perspectives on a specified topic, we’ll facilitate discussion and achieve one of Thin Difference’s goals of enabling cross-generational communication and connection. Our first theme is community. When I sat down to…

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5 People Every Writer Needs

Writing can be an isolating task. Writers are typically on our own when we research, write, edit, hate what we’ve written and rewrite it, re-edit, and submit for publication. It gets lonely. But like any other worthwhile endeavor, writing improves exponentially with a bit of collaboration. Having just finished my first book*, I’m intimately familiar…

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Interdependence Empowers Collaboration and Results

Finding common ground will enable collaboration and produce results. We must renew our focus on interdependence to enhance how we lead.

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