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Clashing Personalities at Work

We’ve all been there: dealing with the one person at work we just can’t get along with. No matter what we do and say, things don’t get easier. This person just seems different in every way from you. Their personality, wow, you simply don’t get them, and they probably don’t get you either. 
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5 Tips to Ask for Help at Work–NOW

There is one question, no matter who asks it and in what context, that is almost always initially answered with a, “No”. 

Do you know what that question is? 

It’s, “Do you need help?” 

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Stories About Leaders

It’s Story Time

“We approach everything asking one question: given my agenda, will this help me, or will this hurt me? If the answer is neither, it’s white noise.”  -Lisa Cron 

I’m reading a fabulous book called Story or Die by Lisa Cron. …

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Languishing & High Performers

Languishing is the Verb of the Month . . . And Your High Performers Know It

Do You Feel This Way?

Frustrated yet kinda focused. Working but not as productive as before.…

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Leadership Spring Cleaning: Start, Stop, Continue

You Have Ideas: Put Them Into Start, Stop Continue

Start, Stop, Continue is one of my favorite brainstorming and organizing techniques. 

I use it often in executive coaching discussions, and over the past month, I’ve been using it to spring clean my mind and my business.…

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You’re Bad at Conversations

It’s the truth. We (you, me, humans) aren’t great at talking.

Here’s why.

Most of us get a failing grade at conversations because we:

  1. Wait too long 
  2. Don’t prepare what to say
  3. Fail to get in the mood (aka prepare ourselves emotionally)
  4. Approach it from what we want vs.
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