How to Motivate a Team: The Ultimate Guide

How to Motivate a Team

Do you want to know how to motivate a team? In the fast-paced corporate world, team motivation is not just a buzzword—it’s an essential part of success. A motivated team is more productive, creative, and resilient, navigating challenges with determination and innovation. But how does a manager go beyond cliche catchphrases to inspire and invigorate …

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Mediation vs Arbitration: What is the Difference

Mediation vs Arbitration

Mediation and arbitration are found within the alternative dispute resolution sphere because they offer ways to resolve disputes outside the traditional litigation process.  However, the procedures are very different.  Each system presents its benefits and challenges, and neither system is truly superior to the other.  Understanding how and when to use each process is vital …

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Coercive Power: How it Impacts Your Employees

Coercive Power

Coercive power is a concept created by social psychologists John French and Bertram Raven, who defined the different types of social power used and how coercive power is used and abused in everyday life. Have you ever been threatened with a punishment if you did not complete a task? Maybe your parents told you that …

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Selective Perception: A Comprehensive Analysis

Selective Perception

The selective perception theory is that we will ignore stimuli that do not align with our existing beliefs or attitudes to focus on the ones that do. Selective perception is not inherently a bad practice, but over-reliance on it can lead to cognitive dissonance and a warped understanding of reality. When we are in situations …

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Ineffective Communication Examples

Ineffective Communication

One of the best ways to learn about a topic is through examples; ineffective communication is no different. Unfortunately, many people struggle to identify ineffective communication because the examples they have been given are either too obvious, unhelpful, or so specific to a situation that they are not replicable in the real world. Because of …

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The Benefit of the Doubt: A Gateway to Trust

The Benefit of the Doubt

In a world that often seems divided by differing opinions and beliefs, the concept of giving someone the “benefit of the doubt” can be a powerful tool for fostering understanding, trust, and compassion. This principle, though simple in theory, holds profound implications for our relationships, workplaces, and communities. By exploring its meaning, advantages, and applications, …

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Improving Your Empathetic Listening Skills

empathetic listening

Empathetic listening, sometimes referred to as empathic listening, goes beyond simply hearing words. It involves understanding and sharing the feelings of others. This type of listening can build stronger connections, foster trust, and promote harmony in relationships. In a world where everyone is rushing to voice their opinions, true, active listening has become a rare …

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Positional Bargaining Explained

Positional Bargaining

Parties preparing for negotiation may need the term “positional bargaining” explained. Positional bargaining is a negotiation strategy used to drive the bargain and attempt to secure a possible value from a bargaining session. Many people view bargaining as a harsh and poor form of negotiation. While this style of negotiation often results in win-lose situations …

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Power Imbalance: How Factoring in Power Works

Imbalance of Power

The factors that contribute to power imbalance are often complex and difficult to notice daily, but over time, they contribute to an unhealthy dynamic if they are not addressed.  Imbalances of power can be found in every relationship, from our most vulnerable and trusted relationships with partners and best friends to workplaces or even in …

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Scheduling Conflict: How to Identify & Avoid

Scheduling Conflict

A scheduling conflict occurs when two or more activities or events are planned for the same period, making it impossible for an individual or a team to attend both. Schedule conflicts are a common issue in professional settings, where meetings, deadlines, and tasks often overlap. A scheduling conflict can also occur in personal life, with …

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