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Build synergy and goodwill – the metaphor of compound interest

There is a classic Aesop’s fable about the value of synergy – when the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.  I was reminded of this fable when my yoga instructor said something to our group while in

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Build a stronger working relationship with your boss by jointly setting priorities

For the last couple of posts, I’ve been talking about actions you can take to strengthen your working relationship with your boss.  Earlier this week, it was about building trust through consistency in behaviour and action.  Today I want to

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Want a stronger relationship with your boss? Consistency builds trust

Last week I started a short series on definitive actions you can take to improve your working relationship with your boss with a post about tailoring your presentations.  Today I want to continue on that subject by highlighting the importance

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Build a stronger working relationship with your boss by tailoring your presentations

In September 2013, I wrote a series of three blog posts focused on how to build a stronger working relationship with your boss.  Specifically, I covered keeping your boss informed, learning more about his style, and finding out her objectives. 

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Are your actions increasing or decreasing your value in the eyes of your stakeholders?

I read something the other day that gave me reason to pause and consider how my clients and other stakeholders value the services that I have to offer. You have likely heard of (and perhaps even used) the Michelin Red

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Polarized opinions? Use constructive controversy for problem-solving

Collaborative problem-solving is a great way to arrive at better solutions, so I always encourage team members to work on issues in small groups rather than individually.  In the past, I have offered up problem-solving tools on the blog (How

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