Thursday, May 30, 2024

Tag: work relationships

Fix the problem. Just wing it.

Almost all the offenders who come to the attention of Human Resources are repeat offenders. And boring meetings tend to be boring in the...

Getting beyond yourself

Once you can visualize that person vividly and even viscerally, imagine the following scenario: You’re sitting at your desk working away when a message...

The powerful effect of noticing good things at work

If someone were to tell you to focus only on the positive experiences in your day, you might be annoyed. People tend to associate...

11 Body signs showing that someone is lying to you

Dr. Leanne ten Brinke of the Haas School of Business at the University of California has undertaken recent research that suggests humans have pre-set...

Office politics is just influence by another name

Or maybe you take a slightly less offensive view of office politics and see it as controlling agendas, building covert alliances, protecting access to...

5 Steps to great business relationships

As I was leaving an appointment with the CIO of a very large investment bank, I shook his hand and wished him a Happy...

The hard data on benevolence

The traditional paradigm just seems safer: be firm and a little distant from your employees. The people who work for you should respect you,...

The great divide

How should you relate to employees of different age groups? How do you motivate someone much older or much younger than you? And finally:...

Emotional boundaries

Filter 1: Protect yourself from others. I once worked with a manager who gave blunt feedback in perpetuity: "You're not a grateful person!" and...

Coping with hurricane employees

The words describe employees--from CEOs down to mid-level managers and their subordinates--who tear through an office, disrupting everyone's work environment and leaving a path...

Political chatter in the workplace? It’s possible to be civil

Yes, it's college football season but the rivalries between Alabama and Auburn, Harvard and Yale, Michigan and Ohio State, pale in comparison to the...

Enchant your employees

If you can enchant your employees, they will work harder, longer, and smarter for you - and, ideally, you for them too. Here are...

How to talk to someone you can’t stand

Matthew's boss was inept and utterly irritating. As a way of starting conversations, the guy would ask if something he had just requested was...

Make them stop

The most irritating or disruptive things about a job may have nothing to do with too much work or boring assignments. Sometimes what gets...

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