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Spice Up Your Mornings: Tips to Make Your Meetings More Engaging

Posted by StellaPop on Jul 1, 2020 7:00:00 AM

Meetings have always had a bad rap. According to a Clarizen survey, 35% of employees think they're a waste of time, and 46% would prefer to do anything instead, including going to the DMV. But now that most of us are working remotely, meetings have taken on all-new importance. They're an opportunity to catch up, talk to other humans, get on the same page about work, and connect as colleagues.

At StellaPop, we don't think it's meetings that are the problem per se, but rather how they're run. Here are our tips for making meetings something we can all look forward to.

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Topics: Management, Leadership

Walk a Mile in Their Shoes: the Importance of Practicing Empathic Leadership

Posted by StellaPop on Jun 12, 2020 6:45:00 AM

The terrifying boss who shouts commands and berates subordinates may make for good TV, but not so much for a good leader. In fact, it turns out that bosses who have mastered the "soft" skills - i.e., the people-centric skills - are the ones who get top marks in today's workplaces. Unlike the organizations of old, where hierarchies reigned, and workers simply followed orders, today's workplaces are built around adaptiveness, collaboration, and flat leadership structures.

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Topics: Management, Leadership

CEO Series: Managing Your Business During Times of Uncertainty

Posted by StellaPop on May 22, 2020 6:45:00 AM

Performing at your peak during uncertain times is no easy task. When what worked before won't necessarily work going forward, and when no one knows what tomorrow will bring, decisive action and decision-making is an all-new frontier. But although COVID-19 may have thrown a wrench in your business plans, it doesn't have to mess with your management style.

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Topics: Management, Leadership, CEO Series

OK, Computer: How Video Games Can Level Up Your Workplace Skills

Posted by StellaPop on May 14, 2020 6:30:00 AM

With most of the world under lockdown, our entertainment options are limited to whatever we can pick up or plugin at home. Unsurprisingly, video games are seeing a huge surge in interest - and we're not just talking about Animal Crossing, the simulation game that's taking your social media feeds by storm. But if you're feeling guilty about all those hours spent trading turnips or battling strangers in a PvP matchup, don't. Gaming is not just an escape. It can also be a valuable way to level up your workplace skills. Here's how.

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Topics: Management, Leadership

Hey, You! Listen Up: 4 Ways to Improve Your Listening Skills

Posted by StellaPop on May 6, 2020 8:00:00 AM

We've all had that awkward experience where we've zoned out during a conversation, only realizing we've done it when we're asked a question we can't answer. Our attention spans are short enough, to begin with - and the stresses and challenges of remote working during a global pandemic definitely aren't helping matters.

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Topics: Management, Leadership

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