71 results for tag: workplace relationships


9 Subtle Habits That Could be Killing Your Career

These behaviors can become so ingrained that you might not notice they're holding you back. While it's important to concentrate on your long-term goals–like salary increases and advancement opportunities–thinking too much about the big picture can ...
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Yes Men, No Men: Dealing With the “Autonegatives” at Work

Do you have a coworker who says “no” to your ideas before he or she has given them a decent hearing? For whatever reason, some individuals always have to say “no” before they can see clear to even considering something new. These “no men” (gender ...
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5 Reasons Optimists Make Better Leaders

How your brain processes failure determines whether you'll succeed in the future. It's long been known to neuroscience that stressful situations trigger a fight/flight response. This is useful in life-threatening situations but less so in business, where ...
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“It’s not what you know but…”

According to the old adage that sentence stem ends with "who you know." On stage and in writing lately I have concluded that the old adage doesn’t tell the whole story. As such, I have modified it to say: “It’s not what you know OR who you ...
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Truly Human Leadership When You’re Not CEO

We all want to work for a company where we feel leadership cares about us, that we aren't just an asset to be used up and discarded when there's a cheaper version available. The reality is most senior leaders are focused on maximizing profits, even at their ...
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Does Your Team Get Along Too Well? Don’t Hesitate to Disagree

You've probably been a member of a team before where everyone automatically agrees about everything. Typically, one person forcefully dominates such teams, to the point where it's easiest to go along with what that person decides just to avoid conflict. But ...
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Too Gung Ho: When Does Initiative Cross the Line?

While I’ve always stressed the importance of taking initiative and owning your job, I’ll bet there have been times when you’ve faced trouble for trying to do just that. Most managers and authority figures say they want initiative, and the majority ...
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The Spirit of Anger!

If you are like most people, you have probably experienced it in the last 24 hours, and in the last year or two heard the word 10,000 times. Whether on ESPN or CNN, on the phone or in your home, anger permeates our lives. For most of us, anger resonates ...
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If You Want People to Listen, Stop Talking

George*, a managing director at a large financial services firm, had an uncanny ability to move a roomful of people to his perspective. What George said was not always popular, but he was a master persuader. It wasn’t his title — he often swayed collea...
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Be Careful Who You Admire and Trust – They May Be a Complete Fake

I was speaking with a dear friend, William Arruda, who's a true expert in helping people build their personal brands. We got on the subject of our recent eye-opening experience of discovering someone we're working with (with celebrity status) is a total fake. ...
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How to Ask for What You Want: 5 Easy Ways to Make a Request

I was explaining The Law of Giving, Law 10 from my book The 11 Laws of Likability, during a talk on networking, when a woman in the audience loudly grumbled, "I'm tired of giving." She threw her hands up in the air and continued, "No one ever gives back." I ...
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