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Leading and managing people older than yourself

Are any of your direct reports older than yourself? Chances are high, and getting higher, that this is the case.

 

A study in the Journal of Organizational Behavior examined the emotions experienced by 8000 employees in 61 German companies in a range of industries. 165 more words

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Authenticity rules

Let’s do a bit of navel gazing. Would your team members, your peers, your manager and your family say you are an authentic person? Would they say you are true to yourself despite external pressures? 189 more words

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Whose gold are you polishing?

Dennis was a sales trainer. He complained that the big oil company he worked for wasn’t recruiting good people any more. ‘They just aren’t up to it’, he said. 407 more words

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What to do when you get out on the wrong side of bed

Have you ever had one of those mornings when, right from the start, things just seem to go wrong? I think sometimes you can tell it’s going to be ‘one of those days’ when you’re getting out of bed! 310 more words

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It's all in the mind

People who respect themselves and believe they’re capable and competent, smart, kind and reliable, automatically act in those ways. They don’t have to remind themselves to be that way because that’s just how they are. 301 more words

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Act As If

William James, a pioneer of psychology, said ‘Act as if what you do matters. It does’. He also said ‘If you want a quality, act as if you already have it’. 262 more words

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The 'Five Fs' of communication

March has shaped up to be the merry month of communication. In that spirit, let’s talk about the ‘five Fs’ of communication that you need to be aware of when gathering or giving information: Facts, Fantasy, Feelings, Fiction and Folklore. 436 more words

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