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How Not to Be an Email A$$hole

March 18, 2019

Yes, it’s 2019. We ping. We snap. We tweet. We deliver knockout client presentations over video chat and then high-five each other on Slack with dancing emoticons, impressed with our 21st-century prowess. But let’s face it: Email is still a …

How your “justs” aren’t doing justice to your reputation

February 13, 2019

“We see the world, not as it is, but as we are — or as we are conditioned to see it.” This timeless quote by businessman and author Steven Covey reminds me that, as humans, we cannot help but interpret …

Why Everyone Needs a “Badass List” in 2019

January 16, 2019

Welcome to 2019, friends! I hope you had a chance to celebrate and recharge the past few weeks — the year ahead is bound to be as busy as ever. If you’re like me, you’ve already set out to conquer …

Thank U, Next

December 11, 2018

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 …

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

November 14, 2018

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 …

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

October 4, 2018

Be better than Selina Meyer when writing your performance reviews (well… and generally) This article was originally published on Fall has officially arrived, which means everyone’s favorite, most festive time of year is almost here: performance review season. Pour …

Turning individual creativity into a cultural mindset

September 12, 2018

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 …

Getting rid of team growing pains

August 14, 2018

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 …

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

July 12, 2018

“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 …

The bad feedback myth

March 7, 2018

Feedback is challenging – this is not a revelation to most of you. Research has shown that people avoid providing feedback like it is the plague. For those on the receiving end, the desire to get feedback is clear but …