setting team goals

Why setting team goals is seriously important stuff

Whether you’re managing a team or are part of a team that want to take it to the next level, it’s time to explore the power of goal setting. Today we’re going to explore the common myths about team goals and some of the practical outcomes of connecting a team through goal setting. Ready to …

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yellow pattern

Stress, recovery and the autonomic nervous system

If you want to be able to easily step into a state of relaxation and recovery after a busy week, you’ve got to get familiar with your Autonomic Nervous System. In this article, we’re going to look at the two sides of this system that we switch between based on external and internal stimuli. Sounds …

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female leaders

5 female leaders everyone can learn from

Stepping into a new level of leadership can be daunting. It’s worthwhile taking the time to listen to and learn from the stories of others. Today we’re sharing five podcast episodes featuring female leaders that will inspire you to take your career to new heights. You’ll learn from an expert voice coach, the CEO of …

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atomic habits

Atomic Habits book review + powerful insights

Looking for an extremely practical, incredibly interesting read about habits? Well, look no further than Atomic Habits by James Clear. This book has had prime placement on the Pragmatic Thinking bookshelf since it was published back in 2018, so we figured it was about time we shared this gem with you. Read on for a …

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strengths-based approach

How to start a strengths-based approach with your team

Taking a strengths-based approach with your team can lead to some pretty awesome results, but where do you even begin? Today we’re going to look at what goes into a strengths-based approach and how managers and team leaders can get started with it. Curious to see what’s possible when we focus on developing and using …

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how to give constructive feedback

How to give constructive feedback to your team

Throughout your work life, there are going to be times (many, many times) when you’ll need to give some constructive feedback. And while most of us don’t enjoy giving negative feedback, it’s something that goes hand in hand with working in a team. Whether you’ve noticed a minor concern like a couple of typos in …

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Surprising science-backed ways to improve your public speaking

Regardless of your day-to-day role, it’s worth taking the time to improve your public speaking skills. While you may not think you do a lot of public speaking, the truth is we all need the ability to communicate our ideas effectively. At one of our Think Club events Ryan Lewty, one of our expert facilitators, …

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Does alcohol help you get better sleep? | The nightcap myth

Looking for ways to get better sleep? The age-old myth of a nightcap sending you off into a dreamy sleep is much further from the truth than you might think. While the practice of having a lil’ alcoholic beverage before bed has been around since the 1700s, the credibility of a nightcap being an effective …

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Facing resistance and procrastination in the workplace

When you come up against resistance or procrastination within your team, you’ve got to create a plan to address it. Whether its verbal resistance, a task that keeps being pushed to next week’s to-do list, or a more subtle form of resistance, it’s best to nip it in the bud as soon as you can. …

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how to relax after work

7 ways to relax after a busy week

Whether you finished up a big project, had some tough conversations or found yourself hurtling through the week like there’s no tomorrow, it’s about time you take a moment to learn how to relax after work. If your mind is on a merry-go-round of work-related thoughts, you’ve clicked on the right blog post. Read on …

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