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Alison Green on Difficult Conversations as a Kindness

After 11 years of writing the popular and informative Ask a Manager blog, Alison Green has seen it all, from dramatic exit interviews to the myriad ways our coworkers can get on our nerves. Throughout all the advice there seemed to be a common refrain: just talk about it. Now she's

Allen Adamson and Joel Steckel and the Increasing Rate of Change

"What's your five year plan?" It's a classic interview question that just isn't relevant anymore, now that the market landscape can be radically different within months, never mind years. Allen Adamson and Joel Steckel, authors of the new book Shift Ahead,

Allen Gannett on Encouraging Your Creative Curve

The myth of the lone creative genius is "wildly destructive" says Allen Gannett, not to put too fine a point on it. Our guest today talks about how we need to bring our ideas about inspiration out of the clouds and back to a much more encouraging and attainable reality. In a world of increasing auto

Anders Dahlvig on IKEA’s Global Social Ambition

In this edition of Edgewise Anders Dahlvig chronicles his rise from store manager to president CEO of IKEA. He discusses his book, The IKEA Edge: Building Global Work, the effect globalization has had a on the retail business and how important it is for

Andrew Faas on the True Face of Bullying

Bullying is still a hot topic, one even world leaders are weighing in on. However, bullying looks different in the workplace than it does on the playground, more subtle and insidious. Some workplace cultures even encourage bullying behavior. Andrew Faas has some tips on how to ident

Andrew Bennett on Well-Informed Shoppers Changing Consumer Culture

The way we shop has shifted dramatically, leading to an increase in the number of store-label brands being purchased to 20%. What’s surprising is that this is not just because of a change in the economy; in fact, most people buy the off-label brands because they’re really not that different from the

Andy Sernovitz on successful word of mouth marketing

Andy Sernovitz is co-founder and former CEO of the Word of Mouth Marketing Association, an organization that uses the latest innovations in blogs and buzz to build a prosperous word of mouth marketing profession, based on best practices, measurable ROI and ethical leadership.

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