22 results for author: Carol Kinsey Goman


Is Your Body Language Sabotaging Collaboration?

Most leaders today are aware of the need to look confident, powerful, and assertive, but fewer understand the impact of empathy and warmth. And this may be more of a career-limiting factor than they know. As organizations move toward more collaborative ...
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The Impact of Emotions on Leadership Effectiveness

I once asked the CEO of a technology company how his employees were dealing with a proposed change. “We’ve presented all the facts,” he replied. “But it would be much easier if people weren’t so emotional!” In the business world, we are taught to ...
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10 Ways to Know if You’ll Get the Job

As the candidate in a job interviews, you're aware that you're being assessed for competence, confidence and candor. But what about the interviewer? Is he being totally upfront with you? Here are 10 cues that will tell you what the interviewer really thinks: ...
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The 10 Most Common Workplace Lies

Writing The Truth About Lies in the Workplace allowed me to document the variety of lies we encounter daily. In the workplace people fib, flatter, fabricate, prevaricate, equivocate, embellish, "take liberties with," "bend," or "stretch" the truth. They ...
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Virtual Body Language

Communication technology has completely changed the way we connect with people to conduct business. It has opened global markets and fostered the use of geographically dispersed teams - including multiple site organizations and remote or home working. But ...
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Is Your Boss a Bully?

I met Brenda when she managed a 2,000-person department for a Fortune 500 company. Brought in to help her with an upcoming change initiative, I was impressed by Brenda's intelligence, creativity, political savvy and dedication to her job. She had all the ...
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5 Ways to Build Self-Confidence

I've been studying confidence (especially as it relates to the ability to deal optimally with change) for the past twenty-five years. Confidence is the personality trait most responsible for an individual's ability to deal well with organizational transitio...
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When Your Past Success Becomes an Obstacle

There are two kinds of change — incremental and discontinuous — that are taking place simultaneously and constantly in today's business organizations. Incremental change is the process of continuous improvement — what the Japanese refer to as "kaizen...
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8 Tips For Collaborative Leadership

Today's corporation exists in an increasingly complex and ever-shifting ocean of change. As a result, leaders need to rely more than ever on the intelligence and resourcefulness of their staff. Collaboration is not a "nice to have" organizational philosophy. ...
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The High Cost of Lies at Work and What Leaders Can Do About It

Lies in the workplace are expensive. According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, a typical organization loses 5 percent of its revenue to fraud – a potential global loss of $3.5 trillion dollars. But the cost of out-and-out fraud pales ...
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