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Category: Workplace Relationship Tools

If you are a leader, you are a role model (even if you don’t realize or want it)

No one is flying that much any more, including me, but last month I had reason to get on a plane.  I observed a stellar example of leadership on board that I want to share with everyone.  Regular readers of

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virtual team

Your virtual team must have some common working hours

Today’s video blog post is Strategy #5 in our series on what you can do to better lead your hybrid or virtual team.  Back in Strategy #1, I told you that one of four specific areas you should focus on

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empathy

How to display true empathy in the workplace

Empathy is a workplace skill worth pursuing.  People who are empathetic have higher-quality working relationships with their colleagues, their staff, their clients and their superiors. But because empathy relies on a lot of non-verbal cues, our current world of remote

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A lesson in collaboration from hermit crabs

Collaboration is an important component of inspired and energized workplaces.  And as a leader, it is your responsibility to create a climate that fosters collaboration between team members.  As regular readers of the blog know, I am often drawn to

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Want to be more persuasive? Become more likeable

If you’re going to be successful in your career, you need to be exceptional at selling. Not necessarily products and services, but, perhaps more importantly, your ideas, your points of view and yourself.  But how persuasive you are depends on

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relationship with your manager

Build a better working relationship with your manager by putting yourself in his shoes

A few years ago I did a series of three posts on the blog about specific actions you could take to build a stronger working relationship with your manager.  Perhaps not surprisingly, it’s a perennial subject that comes up repeatedly

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