Sometimes it flies, sometimes it crawls, but it always passes inexorably. We mark it, save it, waste it, bide it, race against it. We measure it incessantly, with a passion for precision that borders on the obsessive. Time is so vitally enmeshed with the fabric of our existence and yet we’re not always good at [...]
Some people suggest that there is a conflict every 20 minutes in the modern workplace. Those are just the ones we see. What about all the conflicts that are under the surface or gossiped about behind closed doors? It used to be that managers or supervisors were expected to resolve all the conflicts, but [...]
While William Whyte, Jr. coined the term, “Groupthink” in 1952 in Fortune magazine, Irving Janis, a research psychologist, in 1971, defined it as “…the mode of thinking that persons engage in when concurrence-seeking becomes so dominant in a cohesive ingroup that it tends to override realistic appraisal of alternative courses of action.” There are historically tragic [...]
Download Podcaster: Put Teaming Into Every Day Work Listen to Deborah Mackin & Michael Harrington as they talk more in depth about Deborah’s recent post on “There’s Team & Then There’s TEAMING: How To Get Teaming Into Everyday Work” and how crucial daily teaming is to the health of the team as a whole. Questions being answered: 1) What [...]
Click Here To Download NDCPodcaster: Preference vs. Skill Listen to Deborah Mackin & Michael Harrington as they talk more in depth about Deb’s recent post on “Preference vs. Skill Development” and how the MBTI assessment can help a professional develop certain skills to be a more well-rounded employee.
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Click Here To Download NDCPodcaster: 3 Fundamentals To Business Decision Making By Michael Harrington, Director for New Training and Strategic Initiatives Featured in the Albany-Colonie Chamber of Commerce’s Business Library (October 2010)