Category Archives: Think Tank

Friendships at Work: Lean In or Lean Out?

By Michele Porterfield Friendships at work can be tricky business. Yet, we know that meaningful social connections and relationships come just after the basic needs of food and shelter in the hierarchy of needs. Given how much time we spend at the office, it is natural to find ourselves connecting to colleagues in ways that…
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Leading Peers Without Formal Authority

by Aaron Weiss One part ally, one part friend, one part rival, and another part sibling. Leading peers without formal authority is a crucible experience. If you can lead your peers, you can lead just about anyone. Have you ever tried to plan a group dinner? Then, you know just how difficult leading without formal…
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Innovations of the Baby Boomers

Over the course of a lunch meeting and a few emails, the staff at LSI came up with a list of inventions and innovations that were signatures of the time period. Here is the final list: (In no particular order) Women in Leadership After battling hard for their own equality just decades earlier, the baby…
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7 Keys to Great Executive Manners

By Michele Porterfield Most everyone learned appropriate manners as a child, with a long list of “dos and don’ts” repeated over and over until they became a habit and a way of living. “Say please and thank you, look people in the eye when you shake their hand, and wait until everyone is seated before…
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