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A No-Layoffs Policy Can Work, Even in an Unpredictable Economy

Our bias toward insiders means sacrificing some flexibility in hiring. But the added employee motivation more than makes up for that shortcoming.

via A No-Layoffs Policy Can Work, Even in an Unpredictable Economy.

Very true. The benefits of a team who works assured that they’ll be taken care of is manifold.

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How Two Major Companies Used an Arm Wrestling Match Instead of Litigation to Resolve a Dispute

There’s too much litigation in business today and not enough leadership.

via How Two Major Companies Used an Arm Wrestling Match Instead of Litigation to Resolve a Dispute.

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Why Tough Teachers Get Good Results

Why Tough Teachers Get Good Results

via Strings Attached: One Tough Teacher and the Gift of Great Expectations.

 
I can vouch for this. Most of our teachers in school were tough.

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Culture

…The only thing they can’t duplicate is your culture… Do you know the difference between strategy and culture? Well, when Napoleon was in Paris in a room with all his generals around a table, discussing how to attack Russia, that’s strategy. But what makes a million men march to Moscow, that is culture!”

via Creating a Culture of Unconditional Love – Claudio Fernández-Aráoz – Harvard Business Review.

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How Volatility Boosts Career Resilience: Small Fires Prevent a Big Burn | LinkedIn

Very true article on how some amount of volatility improves career resilience.

A quote from the piece:

Say “yes” more. What would happen if you defaulted to “yes” for a full day? A full week? …… Might it also lead to some dead ends, mishaps, and wasted time? Sure. But trying new, small things every day introduces regular risks that, over time, build up your resilience to big disruptions.

Fun thing to try for a day.. maybe a week.

via How Volatility Boosts Career Resilience: Small Fires Prevent a Big Burn | LinkedIn.