Specialization: For Insects or the Key to Prosperity?

Posted by Kristin Luck

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Although the American science fiction writer, Robert Heinlein, is famous for the quote “specialization is for insects”, believing that humans should be skilled at MANY different pursuits (including butchering and programming a computer!), most economists disagree.

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Topics: Thought Leadership, Growth Strategy

Atomic Habits: The Compound Interest of Behavioral Change

Posted by Kristin Luck

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I use the concept of compound interest to make a lot of the financial decisions in my life. If you’re not familiar with compound interest (or compounding interest), it's interest calculated on on your initial monetary principal, which also includes all of the accumulated interest from previous periods on a deposit or loan. 

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Topics: Thought Leadership

3 Tips for How To Say No…..Gracefully

Posted by Kristin Luck

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After a year of missing out on events, business travel and, for a lot of folks, a load of new revenue, it can be easy to scream “YES” at every opportunity thrown your way.

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Topics: Thought Leadership

How Perfectionism Drives Burnout

Posted by Kristin Luck

How Perfectionism Drives Burnout

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Topics: Thought Leadership

What's Wrong With the Way We Work?

Posted by Kristin Luck

Whats Wrong With the Way We Work

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Topics: Thought Leadership, Leadership

Is This Blog Post Making You Anxious?

Posted by Kristin Luck

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This past week Bumble, the dating app where women are in charge of making the first move, made headline news when it temporarily closed all of its offices to combat workplace stress. Its 700 staff worldwide were told to switch off and focus on themselves. Why now?

After over a year of lockdown in most regions of the world, many countries (and thus offices) are re-opening. In addition, many companies are experiencing a post-pandemic jump in business, which, although welcome and long awaited, is also presenting its own set of challenges for many employees (in the form of stress!) after a prolonged period of isolation and a significantly slower pace of work.

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Topics: Thought Leadership

How to Create a Listening Ecosystem

Posted by Kristin Luck

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It’s easy, in the more senior stages of your career, to fall victim to the fallacy that you know more than you really do. I wrote about this common mistake in a February 2021 blog post where I highlighted a podcast featuring Professor Adam Grant called “The Easiest Person to Fool”.

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Topics: Thought Leadership

The Easiest Person to Fool

Posted by Kristin Luck

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Physicist Richard Feynman once said, “The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool.” One way we fool ourselves is by imagining we know more than we do; we think we are experts in subjects that we are in fact, not.

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Topics: Thought Leadership

Why It's Never Too Late to Learn New Things

Posted by Kristin Luck

Why its Not Too Late to Learn New Skills

Back in 2019, Wharton’s J. Daniel Kim published research that the average age of the most successful entrepreneurs is…..45. This bucks the long-held belief that to be an entrepreneur (or at least a successful one), you need to start a firm in your teens or 20’s– and because the stories of entrepreneurs like Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates get so much media attention, it’s easy to think of their stories as the norm rather than as the exception.

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Topics: Thought Leadership, Growth Strategy

All the Employee (Engagement) Feels

Posted by Kristin Luck

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Well, here we are; Q4 2020. When staff first started to work from home in Q1 (depending on where you are in the world), it’s unlikely many of us imagined we’d still be managing an almost entirely remote staff today.

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Topics: Thought Leadership, Leadership

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