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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 connection, cultivating belonging, inclusive leadership, employee loneliness, and much more.

Malcolm Gladwell’s Fears About Remote Work Are Real. It’s Your Brain That’s Telling You Lies — Here’s Why.

When it comes to remote work, what you need and what you want are two entirely separate things.

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4 Lies We Are Telling Ourselves About Remote Work

These four remote work lies are unknowingly hijacking your best chance at satisfaction at work (and in life). Technical skills depreciate. Social skills appreciate. Yet, we continue to make decisions counter to this logic — the most recent being remote work.

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Gen Z Wants This More Than Flexibility at Work

Employers will attract and retain more Gen Z talent if they can provide this. You'd think a digital native generation would want to work digitally, right? Think again.

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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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