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Awkward Work-From-Home Moments (And How to Deal with Them)

What do you say when someone takes credit for your work? Asks you out on a date? Or experiences a death in the family? A few years ago, I published a course on LinkedIn Learning titled Navigating Awkward Situations at Work. The course was formed from my own experiences.

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Thoughts for this Year’s Holidays

I was on the phone with a senior leader from Texas yesterday. I asked what he was doing over the holiday. He answered in his Texas drawl, “Well I’ve never been big on New Year’s celebrations but this year, I’m gonna spend my mortgage on fireworks. I need to.

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Two Things People Get Wrong About Purpose

All the cool kids have purpose. Or so it seems. As more organizations begin to adopt corporate purpose statements, we see announcements on social media, a push for purpose-driven hiring, and CEOs deliver inspirational townhalls. Yet for many front-line leaders, keeping an aspirational purpose alive in the cadence of.

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Thinking About Work at 2 AM? Here’s How to Truly Unplug

We know that disconnecting from work can reduce our risk for burnout, jumpstart creative, innovative thinking, and overall, make us happier and more grounded people. Yet for many, particularly high achievers, disconnecting sounds easier than it actually is. If you’re trying to unplug for an evening, or even for a week or.

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How Not to Screw up your Sales Kick Off this Year

There’s no open bar, no opportunity to see your old pals, and no chance for the top revenue producers to bask in the glow of their applauding (and envious) peers. This begs the question, should you even bother with a sales meeting? The resounding answer is YES. Your sales.

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3 Signs you’re working for a Toxic Leader

Working for a disorganized or disengaged boss can be frustrating, but dealing with a toxic leader can be downright awful. If you’re waking up each day bracing yourself for the inevitable crisis du jour, it may be time to reassess. Here are three signs of a toxic leader and.

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Cooperation vs. Compromise: How High Performers Handle High Stakes Conversations

F. Scott Fitzgerald famously wrote, “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.” When opposing ideas clash, it’s tempting to believe that comprise is the answer..

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Two Metrics Most Sales Leaders Miss

When you’re a sales leader and you’re behind on the number, it can become a downward spiral. A Chief Revenue Officer we work with summarizes his weekly meeting saying, “Eight months ago our dashboard was a mix of green and yellow. Today, every single item is red. When my.

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Time to Rally

Many of us are having to put in extra work to rally ourselves and bring positive energy to work. When you show up mustering all of the enthusiasm you can, and someone else spews toxicity into the air, it can feel like a personal affront to your efforts. Yes,.

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The Green-Eyed Monster: Dealing with Envy at Work

“I’m so happy for you!” How many of us have said those words to a colleague after a big win, yet beneath the surface, we feel less than unwavering joy for the other party? I’m not the only one? Right? When a peer lands a big account, receives public.

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