Developing a Holistic Perspective: Seeing the Broader Picture in Systems

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One of the strengths of a Pathfinder is applying systems thinking—the ability to see the interconnected nature of systems. This is helpful regardless of business, technology, environmental conservation, or personal development; understanding the nuances and interplay between different parts of a system can lead to more effective and sustainable solutions. Here are some thoughts on how you can strengthen your … Read More

Harnessing a Pathfinder’s Innate Creative Drive for Workplace Success

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Pathfinders are driven by an innate need to create or construct. At work, this has its positives and downsides. While work offers a platform to channel creativity, it often comes bundled with external motivators like compensation or recognition that can cloud intrinsic passion. If you’re one such individual, brimming with a deep-seated creative urge—which is a key characteristic of Pathfinders, … Read More

Questioning the Status Quo

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As much as the business world talks about innovation and breakthrough thinking, we have all seen the tremendous pressure to go along to get along. While organizations say they want disruptors, they only seem to want them on some sort of schedule —which isn’t how that works. The challenge—we all know that getting comfortable in business is the first step … Read More

Empowering Teams for Success: How Managers Can Foster Consistency and Reliability

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Leaders think this is something that they shouldn’t have to do. People “should be” consistent in their delivery with quality and timeliness. Welcome to the real world. Underperforming teams often get assigned new leaders to turn them around. So, what’s a leader to do? Often, their role isn’t just about tracking outputs, but more crucially, it’s about fostering an environment … Read More

Becoming a Beacon of Reliability: How to Improve Consistency, Set Boundaries, and Keep Your Word in Business

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Are you consistent in what you deliver when you say you are going to deliver it? Of course! Except when we are not. As a strategy to manage workloads, we often learn which colleagues, supervisors, or clients we can slide deadlines without any repercussions. So, our consistency can be fluid depending on who we are dealing with, which isn’t really … Read More

Helping Your Team Develop Practical Humility

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Successful teams are often characterized by a wide range of skills and talents. While these diverse skill sets can be a tremendous asset, they can also lead to ego clashes and a lack of humility within a team. Many of us have battle scars and stories about dealing with these types of teams. Humility, however, is a crucial trait that … Read More

Practical Humility in Business: An Individual Guide

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People on social media who have small to no filters gain massive followings. Politicians who scorch all norms win office. We hail famous jerks in business. In today’s attention-is-considered-an-asset world, humility can seem as quaint and outdated as an IBM Selectric typewriter. But our research has found that practical humility is an incredibly powerful tool for personal and professional growth. … Read More

Fostering a Culture of Responsibility and Accountability: Empowering Your Team for Success

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As a manager, one of your most critical responsibilities is to guide your team towards greater levels of responsibility and accountability. A high-performing team that collectively embraces these qualities is not only a tremendous asset to your organization but also a reflection of your leadership skills. Here are some strategies and tips for you to help your team embrace greater … Read More

Embracing Greater Responsibility and Accountability at Work: A Guide to Professional Growth

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The ability to shoulder greater levels of responsibility and accountability is a hallmark of successful professionals. Whether you’re aiming for a promotion, seeking to excel in your current role, or simply looking to grow as an individual, learning how to become more comfortable with these challenging aspects of work is essential. Here are some strategies and tips to help you … Read More

Building Team Confidence: A Guide for Managers

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When was the last time you felt encouraged, supported, and seen by your supervisor? If you are like most of us, it doesn’t happen often. In the corporate world, there seems to be a belief that compliments and support are precious and finite commodities to be used very sparingly. Or bosses are afraid if their employees think too much of … Read More