Working Together Articles

  • Accepting only these five responses will increase collaboration and make your team more agile.

    Why You Should Only Accept These 5 Responses When You Make an Ask

    April 2, 2018

    Fred Kofman – author of the critically renowned book Conscious Business and a LinkedIn Learning instructor – sees a common problem in today’s workplace: too much talk, not enough action. Why does this happen? Because of a lack of commitment, which leads to a lack of accountability, Kofman said. This is the result of meetings where people might philosophically...

  • Here's how and why you should perfect your personal elevator pitch.

    Why You Should Have a Personal Elevator Pitch (And How to Make One)

    February 14, 2018

    Most of the time, whenever we meet someone new, there’s a pleasant exchange of names and perhaps a handshake. And then there’s usually a moment of awkward silence, as somebody searches for something to say. Usually, what’s said next is a generic question or a generic statement, which is met by a generic response. And then the conversation will either last for a...

  • Learn from Benjamin Franklin how to make a work enemy into a friend.

    How to Turn an Enemy Into a Friend, According to Ben Franklin

    February 12, 2018

    Bold prediction of the day: there might be someone at work who you don’t get along with. The problem? In your personal life, you can usually just avoid that person and it’s no big deal. But, at work, you likely need to see them regularly, work with them closely and perhaps even depend on them. This can be tough, because often there is tension between you and the...

  • If you want to have an unproductive meeting, bring your phone and email on it the whole time.

    How to Lose Friends and Alienate People: Bring Your Phone...

    January 24, 2018

    MIT Professor Sherry Turkle has a simple message for any leader who thinks it’s a good idea to bring a smart phone or a laptop to a...

  • A person's feet or "feet language" can tell a lot about how they are feeling in a given moment.

    Want to Know How Someone is Really Feeling? Look At Their...

    January 8, 2018

    When we are reading someone’s body language, we tend to focus on their upper body: what they do with their hands, the facial...

  • Here are five troubling statistics from the World Economic Forum's Gender Gap Report.

    5 Troubling Stats About Gender Equality in the Workplace

    January 4, 2018

    It’s hard to believe, but 100 years ago in the United States, women didn’t even have the right to vote. And, while we’ve made great...