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March 16, 2022

The 10 Most Difficult People (and the 5 Best Ways to Deal With Them!)

"It's not that you have to love everybody else in the organization. But you do need to understand a few simple things. What are they trying to get done? What obstacles do they see? What skills do they bring?" – Amy Edmondson

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November 20, 2017

My Most Difficult Conversation at Work

"You know what, Simon? I think they should fire you for what you've done." As conversational gambits go, it was a showstopper. It certainly stopped me in my tracks. I began to panic. I couldn't talk. I tried to breathe normally. This was going to be a more difficult conversation than I thought. Introducing Ralph… It […]

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June 15, 2017

How to Manage Annoying People

Does your team get on like one big, happy family? Even if it does, there are bound to be times when there's a clash. Whether it's annoying habits or mannerisms, there are many ways that we can wind one another up at work. The question is, what can we do about it? According to consultant and coach Ilene […]

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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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February 27, 2017

Has Your Boss Got a Reputation for Rudeness?

When is being Impolite more like bullying, and what can you do about it?

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