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persuade

How to persuade and influence senior management

In a recent conversation with one of my one-on-one mentoring clients, we had a lively discussion about what it takes to persuade senior management.  This particular leader was frustrated with the challenges he was having in communicating with several of

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Is it a good idea to give negative feedback to your boss?

My latest column in The Globe and Mail posted online six weeks ago!  I’m a little late!  Yes, I know, we’re always so excited that we usually send you a notice right way.  But this time, it slipped past us! 

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Are you getting mixed messages from your boss?

Mixed or conflicting messages in the workplace are not as unusual as you might think – and often, your immediate supervisor is the guilty party.  To be clear, bosses don’t (usually) send you conflicting messages intentionally – it’s typically because

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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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Not yet ready to return to the workplace?

As COVID-19 restrictions start lifting across the country, many people are facing an unexpected conundrum. In fact, you too might be in a similar situation: your employer wants you to come back to the workplace, but you’re not yet ready

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Communicating upward? Think bullet points

I’ve written in the past about how it’s important to modify your approach when you’re communicating upward, including in this column – How to persuade and influence senior management – that I wrote for CFM&D Magazine.  I was reminded of

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