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April 18, 2017

#MTtalk: Meetings – Herding Cats and Taming Alligators

Meetings Are Melting Pots While many of us try to "fit in" to a specific workplace culture, meetings often highlight different ways of thinking and doing things. It's because of how meetings work: we put a group of people in a room together to make a decision or to reach an agreement. Then, we discover that […]

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March 21, 2017

Disagreeing With Powerful People – #MTtalk Roundup

We must be ever courteous and patient with those who do not see eye-to-eye with us. We must resolutely refuse to consider our opponents as enemies. - Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) From a young age, I was quite comfortable speaking my mind. Even as a small child, I read a lot, which meant that I got […]

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July 29, 2016

Personal Hygiene: Smelling a Distraction

If you were to ask any manager to list his or her most awkward topics of conversation with team members, personal hygiene would surely be near the top. There’s a clue in the name — yes, this time it is personal. An office radio can be turned down, desk interruptions can be limited with a “do […]

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