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negative criticism

Negative criticism – how to tell the useful from the useless

Criticism can be hard to take.  Even if it is well-meaning, it can hurt.  And if it is unkind, it is even worse.  What should you do?  React or ignore it?  Respond or walk-away?  Act on it or disregard it. 

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right job

How do you know if you’re in the right job?

If you’re just looking for a paycheque to cover your rent and groceries, then any old job will do. But if you’re looking for the right job – a career that will not only pay the bills but also excite

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Seven ways to have better conversations at work

The ability to have better conversations will serve you well in any workplace environment or organization. By confidently engaging your co-workers, your boss, and even the most senior people you work with, you will be able to build better and

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Now is a great time to assess (or re-assess) your personal motivations

Glynis Devine and I have been professional colleagues for several years, but only just recently we also started collaborating on several projects.  As a result, she has also become a dear friend.  I am SO thrilled that she agreed to

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workplace trust

Workplace trust – a critical skill for a leader

For today’s blog post, I’m dusting off a Mega Minute that I wrote almost 13 years ago, back in April 2008.  It is about the importance for leaders to place trust in their employees.  What brought this topic of workplace

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Does risk-taking scare you?

I was recently having a discussion with a client about risk-taking, and I was reminded of an old Indian folklore story my mom told me many years ago.  It was about a farmer who was asked whether he planted wheat

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