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Follow the latest thought leadership from the authors of The Wall Street Journal Bestselling book, Connectable: How Leaders Can Move Teams From Isolated to All-In. Topics include workplace loneliness, cultivating belonging, inclusive leadership, and much more.

Why Most Employees Are Lonely and Underperforming

If you’re feeling lonely, you’re not alone. Sixty-one percent of American adults report they are lonely, a 7 percent increase since 2018. In addition, people are making fewer friends on the job. In 1985, half of people said they had a close friend at work. By 2004, less than a third did.

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How to Lessen Loneliness and Boost Belonging at Work

People are lonelier than ever before. In fact, 61 percent of American adults report they are lonely and among Generation Z workers aged 18-22, 73 percent report sometimes or always feeling alone. Additionally, since the outbreak of the pandemic, 75 percent of people say they feel more socially isolated.

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The Complete Toolkit to Lead Remote Workers

Ubiquitous connectivity, mobile technology, shifting generational expectations, and life events (such as the COVID-19 outbreak) have all swiftly contributed to the growing number of people working from home.

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How to Create Psychological Safety Among a Team

Teams can be lonely places. People can feel vulnerable and exposed if they believe their teammates don’t support their ideas or appreciate their work.

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This Question Is the Foundation of Psychological Safety

In your gut, down your spinal column, and in the deepest recesses of your mind lingers the most fundamental question of humanity. It’s the question the entire human body is asking every second of every day.

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How to Raise the EQ of Your Digital Messages

We aren’t communicating as well as we think. Ninety percent of the time people think their emails and texts are understood by recipients, but actually the messages are understood only 50 percent of the time, according to Nick Morgan, author of Can You Hear Me? How to Connect with People in a Virtual World.

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5 Reasons Why Emotional Intelligence Is the Future of Work

Emotional intelligence is the future of work. Human emotion is one of the most powerful forces on the planet. Emotions start wars and create peace; spark love and force divorce.

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How to Raise Your Emotional Intelligence in 3 Steps

A pervasive myth still exists. This myth stifles wellbeing and performance at work. The myth is that emotions don’t belong at work. That workers can flip a switch and shed all of their fear, joy, sorrow, and hope at the door of work.

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How to Improve Communication With Your Remote Team

Remote work has worked. Halo Top, the reduced-calorie ice cream brand, grew from $230,000 in 2013 to more than $100 million in 2018 and they achieved that growth with all 75 employees working remotely.

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5 Steps for Better Smartphone Etiquette

Ninety-two percent of Americans believe smartphone addiction is real but most underestimate just how much they use their smartphone. Sixty percent of people think they touch their phone 100 times or less per day, however, a typical user taps, touches, or swipes their phone 2,617 times per day.

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