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These articles come from the nonprofit RelSci 5, our weekly newsletter for and about organizational leaders. Its curated articles and insights revolve around a different theme each week to help you do your job better. Get it in your inbox every week. 

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1. Adapt to survive.

Since the days of Darwin (and in many, many studies since those days) we’ve known adaptability is critical to success. But how does one actually become an adaptive thinker? Turns out, it all boils down to these three behaviors.

2. “Think like a man?” 

Think again. Corporate women are often told to play like the guys—negotiate harder, compete more and toughen up. Research tells another story. Barbara Annis, founder of the Gender Intelligence Group, sat down with The Atlantic to talk about her experiences in professional bro-culture—and her vision for a new, gender-intelligent paradigm

3. How’s your in-office networking? 

We often think of relationship capital as a tool to close a sale or secure an introduction to a prospect, but this web of connections is vitally important within your organization as well. We’ve gathered three tips for creating iron-clad relationships in the workplace, and reaping the benefits of a well-connected team.

4. Lose the dysfunction. 

Anyone who’s managed a group knows that the job often comes with personality clashes, motivation challenges and plain ol’ drama. So how can you make sure your team is working like one—and, more importantly, how can you fix it if it isn’t?

5. Woo your board. 

Looking to improve your relationship with your board members? This is the second in a series of articles to help you gain confidence in your relationship selling and build relationship capital in the conference room. These 3 relationship-building strategies will help you build trust, ask for favors and secure the warm introductions only your board members can offer.

RelSci provides a relationship capital platform that helps create competitive advantage for organizations through a crucial yet vastly underutilized asset: relationship capital with influential decision makers. RelSci’s nonprofit clients use the platform’s profiles and relationship mapping tools to transform fundraising and donor acquisition strategy.

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