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Who cares if leaders feel lonely? – by Optimist Performance

Who cares if leaders feel lonely? – by Optimist Performance

We talk a lot about how leaders need to make sure everyone in their team is happy and comfortable. We appreciate how important it is to create a culture that promotes well-being and performance, but while leaders take care of the people they lead, who is taking care...

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Our jobs as a source of community – By Optimist Performance

Our jobs as a source of community – By Optimist Performance

Research has shown that some of the most common reasons for people leaving their jobs are: emotional disconnection from coworkers, a lack of sense of belonging (51%), a lack of trust in one another at work (46%), and a lack of a true sense of purpose that aligns with...

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