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Category: being “present”

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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Deliberately make yourself available to your staff

I’ve blogged previously about the importance of being present in your conversations with your employees, but today I want to come at this same subject from a more macro-perspective.  Today’s message: be seen, show your face, in other words, make

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“Being present” (or not) sends a powerful message to those around you

Are you “present” in your conversations with others?  I asked this question back in December 2009 after an unpleasant experience with a professional colleague.  If the mail I get on this subject is any indication, this apparently continues to be

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Sometimes it is better to enjoy the moment (rather than trying to understand why)

Last November I was in Manama, Bahrain and since it was my first visit to the country, I made it a point to save a couple of days to “play tourist”. One of the many remarkable places I visited was

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Are you “present” in your conversations with others?

When a staff member of co-worker comes to talk to you, do you get easily distracted by other pressing issues or the people around you? How does that make the other person feel?

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