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Ideas Made to Matter Strategy

5 tips for successful negotiations

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Executives from Legal Sea Foods, Whoop, Robert Half, and Carbon Black reveal what makes a successful business agreement.

Jan 28, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Frameworks and Tools

Revisiting a classic negotiation framework

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Insights into attitudinal restructuring and intra-organizational negotiations still hold the key to positive outcomes.

Aug 21, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Organizational culture

Dealing with ‘toxic superstars’

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No matter how much raw talent an employee brings to the table, poor conduct can erase their gains.

Jun 10, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Organizational culture

Fixing a toxic work culture: Breaking down barriers

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Employees aren’t going to get anything meaningful done if they’re at each other’s throats. How Microsoft and Ford tackled tribalism and won.

May 29, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Organizational culture

To fix a toxic work culture, empower bystanders

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Allowing toxic behavior free reign in your organization sets unwanted norms. With training, workers on the front line can help break that cycle.

May 20, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Organizational culture

To fix your culture, listen to your workforce

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Being too isolated from your frontlines can lead to big business problems.

May 10, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Leadership

Pixar founder Ed Catmull on failing ‘the elevator test’

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Catmull, who brought graphics technology to Lucasfilms and worked alongside Steve Jobs, is not afraid of conflict, as long as it’s about ideas.

May 8, 2019
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Illustration of an employee wearing a gas mask in a toxic workplace. Gas vapors are in the shape of pointing fingers.
Ideas Made to Matter Organizational culture

Identifying and handling toxic employees

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Your company’s poor work culture might be due to narcissists and psychopaths. Here’s how to identify and deal with toxic employees.

Apr 29, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Change Management

What to watch when planning a family enterprise succession

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Guiding principles for an effective handoff in your family enterprise.

Feb 27, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Leadership

Leadership tips from Eric Schmidt

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The veteran leader of Alphabet and Google wants everyone to get a word in, even if things don't go their way.

Feb 7, 2019
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