Quick Reads


The Reads You Need to Excel at Work

Our curated recommendations of research, articles, and insights to engage your curiosity and to take your work-life to the next level.


An Exploration of Civility Within the Legal Industry

Published: August 21, 2019   |   Source: PD Quarterly

Read the results of a year-long study on civility and workplace communication in the legal industry by Fringe and the NALP Foundation.


How to Help Women Leaders R.I.S.E.

Published: May 19, 2019   |   Source: Center for Creative Leadership

While women have made great strides in leadership, globally the proportion of women in senior roles of organizations has been stuck at 24% for the last decade. There are currently fewer women running S&P 1500 companies than men named John. As early as 4th grade, girls start opting out of...


Trust Me: It’ll Be Way Harder to Justify Your Inbox Addiction After You See This Stat

Published: May 18, 2019   |   Source: The Muse

I’ll be the first to admit it: I’m one of those people. You know the type I’m talking about. The person who checks her phone in line at the pharmacy, at dinner with friends, and even in the bathroom. The same one who almost runs you off the sidewalk because...


Coaching Others: Use Active Listening Skills

Published: May 18, 2019   |   Source: Creative Center for Leadership

Coaching others isn’t always easy. Daily pressures and demands often overtake our work, leaving limited time and energy to focus on coaching direct reports. While formal coaching sessions may be limited, you can fit in coaching conversations and coaching moments. CCL defines coaching as “formal or informal conversations between a...


Workplace of the Future

Published: May 18, 2019   |   Source: PwC

We are living through a fundamental transformation in the way we work. Automation and ‘thinking machines’ are replacing human tasks, changing the skills that organisations are looking for in their people. But what will the future look like? This isn’t a time to sit back and wait for events to...


Our Study of Good Days at Work

Published: May 15, 2019   |   Source: Woohoo Inc.

Being happy at work is not just about avoiding bad days – it requires having frequent good days, where we actively enjoy our work. But how often do people around the world have good work days and what makes them good? Our brand new survey of more than 2,500 people...


Most Managers Don’t Know How to Coach People. But They Can Learn.

Published: August 14, 2018   |   Source: Harvard Business Review

Are you successful at coaching your employees? In our years studying and working with companies on this topic, we’ve observed that when many executives say “yes,” they’re ill-equipped to answer the question. Why? For one thing, managers tend to think they’re coaching when they’re actually just telling their employees what...


Donald Trump and the Disturbing Power of Dehumanizing Language

Published: August 14, 2018   |   Source: Vox

As a president, Donald Trump can be erratic. But there’s at least one area where he’s consistent: using demeaning and dehumanizing language, especially when he’s talking about refugees, immigrants, and his critics. Here’s the most recent example. On Tuesday, he tweeted this apparent attack against former White House staffer Omarosa...


This Simple 1-Question Test Will Help You Instantly Increase Your Emotional Intelligence

Published: August 9, 2018   |   Source: Inc.

When Daniel Goleman published Emotional Intelligence in 1995, few had heard of the concept. The idea was primarily based on a theory formed by two psychologists, John D. Mayer and Peter Salovey, who claimed that just as people have a wide range of intellectual abilities, they also have a wide range of...


The Emotional Balancing Act

Published: August 6, 2018   |   Source: Korn Ferry Institute

I see my old friend, Larry Brilliant, as a prime example of an emotionally intelligent leader. Larry is an epidemiologist who worked in the World Health Organization’s successful smallpox eradication program. Larry was the first head of Google.org, that organization’s philanthropic arm, and founding president of the Skoll Global Threats...


“Lean In” Messages and the Illusion of Control

Published: July 30, 2018   |   Source: Harvard Business Review

In a world in which men dominate leadership roles, should we focus on changing the systems and structures that favor men at women’s expense? Or should we emphasize the tactics individual women can use to get ahead?


4 Ways Women Can Build Relationships When They Feel Excluded at Work

Published: July 27, 2018   |   Source: Harvard Business Review

A male friend of ours recently had a realization. He was walking through the bar at a private golf club, looking for a colleague he was meeting for dinner. The dark-paneled bar was filled with men and they all seemed to know each other. Will wasn’t a member of the...