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Confronting the Status Quo, What Is It Worth?

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Some work doesn’t come with a price tag, it is priceless. The hardest work for organizations is often confronting the status quo. It is the ground where experience and knowledge meet and advise that any change is a counterproductive threat to the work accomplished so far. What’s it Worth Think of the business ventures that

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Meeting voice

Meeting Voice, Do You Have It?

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It would not take you long to find someone in your workplace who absolutely dreads going to meetings. Are the meetings really that boring and uninformative? Are they a waste of time? Does someone have meeting voice? Meeting voice is a condition. Many people chairing meetings have it. It is Charlie Brown’s teacher. So now,

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response time

Response Time Expectations and How to Manage Them

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Perception is reality. At least that is what we are often told. It is true, what people expect or perceive is what they measure against. Internally and externally, response time expectations condition satisfaction. Are you managing them or are they managing you? Perceptions of Response What are your expectations for response time? It is often

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c suite authoritarian

How to Navigate the C Suite Authoritarian

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We know that we should do it his or her way. We know enough not to speak unless we are asked. The C suite authoritarian is out there. Is there one in your organization? C suite Authoritarian They are out there, thriving on the throne. They probably are not guiding the best organizations but they

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consensus decisions

Consensus Decisions and the Power of the Group

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Working alone, is the sometimes dream of the team member. Frustrated with roadblocks, different opinions, and even unhealthy conflict may make people believe that stand-alone is better. However, when you want a good decision, consensus decisions may be the best option available. Decisions and Problems I really enjoy working with groups on learning how to

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workplace civility

Workplace Civility, Does Your Organization Have It?

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There are those organizations that don’t believe they need workplace civility. Often this is because they don’t recognize that there are differences between their culture and what the front runners know to be more civil. While workplace civility is subjective, the results are often reflected in employee performance. Employee performance is reflected on the income

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handling rejection

Handling Rejection, or Processing the Right of Refusal

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It is often why people claim they do not like sales. They say it is the rejection. Are you handling rejection in the right way? Is it rejection or really just a refusal of your offer? We may be living in a cynical world. Some social media channels offer the option for a thumbs up,

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emotional labor strength

Emotional Labor Strength and Doing Whatever It Takes

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If you were self-assessing, would you indicate that you have emotional labor strength, or is it really one of your weaknesses? Do you procrastinate about your workload, to-do list, or visiting your in-laws? Are you able to jump to attention at the slightest whimper from your boss? Perhaps you would rather put off that task

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hard work

Hard Work Is The Best Way To Get Lucky

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Do you count on luck to carry you forward? Does hard work have anything to do with luck? Look around on your daily commute. There is someone thinking that they need more luck. They need luck to get a better job, advance in their career, or find a way to rapidly increase their retirement account.

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Writing skills

Writing Skills, The Most Important Skill For Success?

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In a world of social media, often inclusive of pictures and video, why are writing skills so important? Perhaps, you are not so certain that they are important, are you? There are a few things to consider. Selling Something Most business professionals are selling something. Certainly not everyone is in the department we fondly know

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