People Cry At Work, Deal With It

I used to think that if I convinced myself I wasn’t crying at work, it’d be true. “It’s a mental game,” I’d say, “and you will WIN.” I didn’t win. My tears were, and are, like Pringles; once they pop, they can’t stop.

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Lisa Walden
Confessions of a Non-Interrupter

It’s not necessarily that interrupters are cutting people off maliciously. Oftentimes it’s a habit so deeply ingrained that they can’t even tell when they’re doing it. And there are definitely times when interrupting can happen organically, and be part of what moves a discussion forward.

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Lisa Walden
The Killer of Kindness

What gets in the way of grounded empathy and the compassionate kindness it creates? Too often we hear about (or are supporting characters in) stories where coworkers spout nice words in one breath, and gossip or micro-aggressions in another.

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Lisa Walden
How Great Leaders Listen

We all want to be the type of leader that employees brag about working for on Instagram #bestbossever. One of our favorite tactics for becoming a brag-aboutable boss is deceptively simple. Learn how to listen.

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Lisa Walden