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Category: workplace relationships

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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Is mental health addressed in your post-pandemic re-launch strategy?

Robert Manolson is a professional colleague and an avid mental health champion who facilitates workshop presentations to business leaders on the importance of starting honest conversations about mental health at work.  It’s been a while since he last guested on

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Are contra-indications reducing your workplace communication effectiveness?

As a leader, your workplace communication needs to be effective.  It isn’t enough to communicate well with your employees; it’s just as important to make sure that the message is received clearly.  And for that to happen, you need to

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Influential authority vs positional authority (and the chimpanzee Mike)

The topic of influential authority versus positional authority comes up often in my discussions with leaders.  Not long ago though, it came up in an unexpected context. Recently, I had the opportunity to spend some time with Dr. Birute Galdikas,

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How to work with a narcissist

An “extreme” narcissist is someone who has an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for excessive attention and admiration, and a lack of empathy for others. In the workplace, this manifests as someone who exaggerates their achievements,

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How to work with someone you don’t respect

When you have little professional respect for a client, a co-worker, an employee, or even your boss, it can be difficult to stay motivated and get things done.  But the unfortunate reality is that sooner or later, you will have

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