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Playing (and Paying) It Forward

Playing (and Paying) It Forward

Last year around this time, LinkedIn created “If I Were 22” and asked around 80 of its Influencers to share advice to their younger selves. As I wrote in my blog post at the time, the responses were engaging and thought provoking. It certainly started me thinking. But instead of advice I would give myself if I were 22, I began to think about the advice I’d like to pass on to my children and my as-yet-unborn grandchildren.
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Present Tense

Present Tense

Last year I wrote about how the exchange of gifts is hardwired into humans and woven into the meaning of significant holidays. There is evidence that presents were exchanged before the written word was developed.
Filed in: Giving, Relationships
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Go Ahead and Ask

Go Ahead and Ask

I think it’s safe to say that just about everyone wants to be the best he or she can be. We want to have all the knowledge we need to complete any task we set out to do, whether it’s something for work or not. We want to be at our personal best at all times. In other words: we want to be superheroes. We probably shouldn’t want to be, though.
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Improving Moral Ecology in the Workplace

Improving Moral Ecology in the Workplace

I have written quite a bit about trust—especially trust in the workplace—and some of the ways it can be nurtured and encouraged going forward. The reasons to encourage a workplace where trust is valued are sound: study after study has shown that productivity and eventually profits suffer in environments where trust is in short supply. For the most part I’ve written about the actions managers can take, but what are some of the other ways to build this better workplace?
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After Trust Is Broken

After Trust Is Broken

The economic crisis from which we are still emerging left a string of victims in its wake. One of them was trust in the financial industry and, let’s face it, trust is a crucial element when people are thinking about investing money. The culture at McKinsey & Company, a large international financial consulting company, was based from the beginning on values and trust. And then the scandals – and subsequent arrests and convictions – of former McKinsey managing directors rocked the company to its core.
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