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Personal Angst

How to Recover from a Workplace Argument

I found myself increasingly frustrated with my work colleague. But I bit my tongue in meetings. I ignored their eye rolls when I brought up new ideas and I didn’t point out how many times they had dropped the ball. Then one day, I snapped. I went on a.

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How to Recession-Proof Your Career

LinkedIn News reported today, “A clear majority of economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal now say they expect the U.S. to enter a recession within the next 12 months. The latest tally shows 63% predicting a recession in the next year, a big jump from July’s 49%.” If.

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Three Trending LinkedIn Phrases I’m Tired of Hearing

The language is always the tell. The subjects we talk about and the words we choose tell our team, our organization, and the world what’s important. Changes in language often precede changes in priorities – a shift in wording is an early indicator that the landscape is shifting. Nowhere.

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What Holds High Performers Back

Several years ago, I ordered a package of concert tickets.  The package was for a variety of artists all performing at the same venue, spanning over a couple of months.   The morning of the very first concert some friends called to invite us to an impromptu party that night..

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How to Work with Difficult People

Maybe it’s someone who makes excuses, someone who has a big ego, or someone who can’t take critique. We all encounter people throughout our careers who are challenging to work with. These difficult people suck your energy and can, at worst, dampen your own performance. But you’re not powerless..

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Overcoming Fear in the Face of Uncertainty

For many, the future is feeling increasingly wary; recent Wall St. forecasts turned out to be overly optimistic and economists are reporting the recession risk has spiked The collective climate of angst can send our amygdala into overdrive. It’s the prehistoric part of our brain that is obsessed with.

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Getting Through the Week

Do you start each week thinking, I just need to get through the week? People are busier and more tired than ever. By Wednesday, the calendar is out of control. By Friday, eyes are glazed over. It doesn’t have to be this way. I’m a work in progress myself,.

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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 Make Your Workplace More Compassionate

For decades, leaders and teammates were told to “leave emotions out of it.” That’s terrible advice. Business is a human endeavor, and humans are emotional. It’s our superpower. According to HBR, “In a landmark study analyzing more than 3,500 business units with more than 50,000 individuals, researchers found that acts of.

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