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Forbes: “8 Very Bad Things That Happen When Companies Are Too Nice”

"In such organizations, people think the way to support and respect each other is to be polite at any cost: not to disagree, give people tough news, hold them accountable, or let them know when they're not succeeding." The article presents issues such as "terminal niceness" in the workplace; challenges of

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CNN Money: “Taking the brutality out of brutal honesty”

"Telling employees you want their honest feedback is a step in the right direction. Showing them that you mean it is even better" Different high level executives give their perspective about employee showing candor. "A big problem at many businesses, Eberhart from CDI recently told New York Times, is that people don't

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Lead Change Group: “Leadership Strength and Vulnerability”

"Sometimes the most important thing a leader can do to strenghten the relationship with the people he or she is leading is to momentarily step out of the role leader. When people are given a glimpse of the man or woman underneath leadership's mask, they become more committed to the leader

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All Business: “Showing Vulnerability Can Make You a Stronger”

"To build the type of trust that carries teams to win the championship to develop the type of loyalty that's unshakeable, the only way to foster this type of culture is through vulnerability." The article focuses on a conversation between two co-workers discussing leadership style and communication in relation to vulnerability.

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Inc. “One Leadership Skill That Will Set Apart”

"Vulnerability is taking a risk, stepping into the emotional unknown, and exposing who you really are. You're comfortable showing your deficits as well as your assets." The traits of leadership are explored in this article as well as its connection to shame and being insecure.

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Forbes: “Brene Brown: How Vulnerability Can Make Our Lives Better”

An interview is conducted in this article with Brene Brown, research professor and author of Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead who "talks about how's she has been able to embrace her own vulnerability, shares a story of an entrepreneur who

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Employment Crossing: “The Three Types of Organizational Commitment of Employees”

"Employee involvement in the missions and visions of an organization, and the types of employee commitments towards an organization remain at the center of designing any management style." The article describes the three types of organizational commitment of employees such as affective commitment, continuance commitment and normative commitment which are known

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McKinsey & Company: “Beyond Corporate Social Responsibility: Integrated External Engagement”

"External engagement cannot be separated from everyday business; it must be part and parcel of everyday business." The article concentrates on how to "integrate external considerations into decision making across a business?" The four action items to achieve this are "define what you contribute, know your stakeholders, apply world-class management, and

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Huff Post Business “Engagement and Performance: Old Wine in a New Bottle”

"People's attitudes are caused by how they perform and they determine their performance. In short, they are both a cause and a consequence of behavior." The article gives a review about the realtionship between work attitudes and performance; for example, "performance causes satisfaction not because satisfaction causes performance" and speaks to

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CNN Money: “Three Ways to Boost Commitment at Work”

"According to a 2010 employee engagement study by Gallup, disengaged employees erode an organization's bottom line while breaking the spirits of colleagues in the process. Within the U.S. workforce, Gallup estimates this cost to the bottom line to be more than $300 billion in lost productivity alone." The article explores ways how