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Is Salesforce Offering a Glimpse into the Future of Post-Pandemic Work?

One of the biggest SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) companies in the world, Salesforce, announced that their employees will be permanently allowed to work from home, even after it is safe to do so (whenever that may be…). Even going so far as delcaring the traditional “9 to 5 workday is dead”. Imagine the knock-on effects of this …

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How to Reason with Unreasonable People

In the workplace, there’s always got to be that one person who’s completely unreasonable. Either they argue with everyone around them or they simply bully people to follow their view. So, how do you handle unreasonable people? Adam Grant shares this tip: Instead of trying to argue and reason with an unreasonable person, treat it …

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How Elon Musk Spots Liars in Interviews with this One Question…

One complaint I hear from managers, unit heads and senior executives from all over is how hard it is to find good talent & people. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, Owner of SpaceX, has an interesting strategy for filtering out liars when interviewing candidates (and it’s backed by science). Musk doesn’t care what school (or …

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Are you making these 5 leadership mistakes?

The (former) Governor General of Canada, Julie Payette, recently resigned amid a 3rd-party probe that found “scathing” and “blistering” evidence she created a toxi work environment filled with harassment and bullying. If you’re lucky, you’ll never have experienced such a boss or a toxic work environment, but in all likelihood, most people have experienced at …

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How to Handle Working for a Narcissist

If you’re unlucky, you’ll one-day (if not already) probably encounter working for or with someone who is a narcissist. That can make daily work life miserable for those around them. But if you’re in the unenviable position where you can’t change jobs or remove yourself from working with someone who displays narcissistic behaviour, here’s five …

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