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Thank U, Next

December 11, 2018 | Rachael Bosch Does anyone else feel as if 2018 flew by you like a cargo truck on the highway while you were chugging along on a unicycle? The year was, let’s face it, faster and furious(er) than many of us were ready for. The world around us seems to be changing at a frighteningly quick pace, and everyone I know is just ...

Incivility Stinks. Here’s What We’re Doing About It.

November 14, 2018 | Rachael Bosch Here at Fringe PD, we frequently use humor as a teaching method. But with today’s message, I couldn’t be more serious. Incivility in our workplaces needs to be addressed—and soon. So, I’m pleased to announce today that Fringe PD and the NALP Foundation are doing something about it. To be clear: This issue isn’t just about hurt feelings. Incivility is ...

How to avoid the bias you didn’t even know you had

October 4, 2018 | Rachael Bosch Be better than Selina Meyer when writing your performance reviews (well… and generally) This article was originally published on Forbes.com Fall has officially arrived, which means everyone’s favorite, most festive time of year is almost here: performance review season. Pour the pumpkin spice, and let the celebrations begin! But before you sit down to write this year’s self-assessment, peer review, ...

Turning individual creativity into a cultural mindset

September 12, 2018 | Rachael Bosch Creativity is all the rage in the business world right now, and for good reason — the ability to imagine new ways of doing things (especially with technology) can be a powerfully disruptive tool. Yet for creativity to be truly effective on a large scale, adopting small-scale, everyday habits is required. (Think: being first to market, higher profits, greater employee ...

Getting rid of team growing pains

August 14, 2018 | Rachael Bosch Avoid those awkward moments by getting to know people faster! During a recent podcast discussing human interactions that often trip us up, psychologist Adam Grant recently made a point that rings oh-so-true in my line of work: People don’t come with user manuals. To which my first thought was, “But couldn’t they?!” Every day, I hear concerns about miscommunication in ...

Why Your Colleague’s Screw-Up May Be Your Fault

July 12, 2018 | Rachael Bosch “You don’t know what you don’t know.” This quippy phrase may seem self-evident to some skeptics, but its popularity points to how common it is for people to experience blind spots in their thinking–sometimes to their great peril. Perhaps one of the most dangerous places to have blind spots is in the workplace. You count on others do their jobs, ...