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Crazy People

How to Make (And Keep) Friends at Work

There’s an old-school belief that in order to be professional, you shouldn’t be friends with your colleagues, much less your subordinates or boss. I’m calling BS; Work is a GREAT place for friends. I suspect the notion of ‘no friends at work’ was likely propelled by a generation of.

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How to Own a Failure (And Still Preserve Your Reputation)

Maybe it was small, maybe it was big. You messed up, and every time you think about it you start to cringe. And as much as you desperately want to sweep it under the rug, you know, you’re probably better off dealing with it. It helps to remind ourselves,.

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Purpose Under Pressure: How Breakthrough Leaders Drive Results

On a good day, most well-intended organizations strive to be a top-choice employer, create deep relationships with customers, and drive rapid sustainable growth. The challenge is that pressure from outside investors or shareholders often pulls leaders in the opposite direction. The leadership team may want to focus on the.

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Training Your Brain: How to Feel More Gratitude, Connection, and Happiness

I was having brunch with a few of my friends over the weekend. We were sharing what we had been up to over the last several months and I mentioned that I had recently participated in a gratitude seminar. Each of them leaned in. After all, who doesn’t want.

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How to Say No to Non-Promotable Work

You’re asked to head up the mentor project, pull together some resources, or plan the national sales meeting. You say yes, because it will help the organization. But is it furthering your career? Maybe not. Last week I had a conversation with Lise Vesterlund, the author of The No.

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Safeguarding Your Energy: How to Deal with Office Eeyores

You’re in a good mood. Lots of meetings on the agenda, work you’re (mostly) excited about, and even an iced latte. Then enter, the office Eeyore – Shutting down ideas, endlessly complaining, and sucking the energy right out of the room. These so-called party poopers can have a draining.

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How to Rebound from a Toxic Boss

Do you lay awake at night wondering if your boss is mad at you? Do you walk on eggshells, despite no one ever yelling at you? A toxic boss will scar you long after you walk out of their office. Toxic bosses, especially early in your career, can have.

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Taking Control of Your Destiny: How to Lead Yourself (Even in Chaos)

If the last two years have shown us anything, it’s that the only thing we can control is our own behavior. The pace of change continues to be unrelenting and fueled by the great resignation, most people have more on their plate than ever before, either via a new.

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4 Tips to Make Networking Less Awkward

“So…what do you do?” Networking can be awkward. After a networking hiatus, potentially even more so. But, on the flip side, we know networking is important. Professional connections help you expand your reach, grow your career, and develop a pool of trusted insights. Here are four tips to make.

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Are You Your Own Toughest Critic? Here’s How to Quiet the Voice of Judgement

How often do you feel like you’re coming up short? Whether it’s at work or at home, with your professional prowess or your weight, it’s easy to fall into the trap of grading yourself on everything. Let’s face it; we live in a performance culture. As someone who works.

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