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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 …

Planes, trains, and automobiles for your career.

February 13, 2018

Moving your career forward takes support. If you are of a certain age, you may be wondering why I am writing to you about Steve Martin and John Candy. As much as I love a classic 80’s movie, this is not …

Reflections on Our First Year in Business

January 24, 2018

With every new year we see a world of opportunities. We wake up on January 1st with what seems like a limitless and expansive calendar to accomplish our many goals, aspirations, and dreams. I often wonder, why wait for January …

Let’s talk about the “F-Word”

November 27, 2017

Feedback: Curse, threat, or opportunity? It’s that time of year again, feedback & performance time! While some innovative organizations are switching away from gathering and giving feedback once a year, many still hold this time for year-end performance reviews. During …