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Setting Boundaries When You’re Working From Home…

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It’s your time to shine: a leading worldwide broadcaster has arranged a live interview with you to pick your brains on your specialist subject. You’re working from home, so you settle yourself down in your freshly tidied home office, launch Skype on your PC, take a deep breath… and in ...

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“Yes, I Will!” – the Power of a Promise…

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An early morning appointment seemed such a good idea when I booked it. What else would I be doing with that time, anyway? Probably setting up my workstation, eating a leisurely breakfast, and groaning at the sarcasm of Twitter. Yes, it was definitely the right decision to act quickly and ...

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#MTtalk: Is It Criticism or Feedback?…

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This is not the proudest blog post that I’ve ever written. But I feel that it’s only fair to let you see my experience of criticism versus feedback. When I was younger, two of my character traits worked together to make me a very difficult person to work with at ...

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Disagreeing With Powerful People…

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Please join us! What: #MTtalk Where: Twitter When: Friday, Mar 17 @ 1pm EST (5pm GMT / 10:30pm IST) Topic: Disagreeing With Powerful People Host: @Mind_Tools About this week’s chat From a young age, I was quite comfortable speaking my mind. Even as a small child, I read a lot, which ...

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Reap the Rewards of Representing…

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See that chap standing at the back of the team photo, above, with the light bouncing off his shiny, bald head? He looks confident, prepared and happy to be representing his organization among the movers and shakers in his industry. But the camera is lying – there’s no confidence there. That’s ...

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Manners: Why Good Ones Matter at Work…

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In Langford’s experience, most complaints from people working in open offices are about either noise or smells. “Either people are too loud, and you’re forced to listen to sometimes intimate conversations, or people wear too much cologne or aftershave, or in break rooms people fire up the microwave and cook something ...

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Have You Got a Reputation for Rudeness?…

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Have you ever been in that awkward position at work where you’ve discovered a colleague who’s noticeably upset or even crying, and not known what to do or to say? Well I have… actually more than once! A Close Encounter of the Rude Kind It was a female colleague of mine. ...

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Coaching Skills for Managers: Good, Bad, and the Ugly…

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Please join us! What: #MTtalk Where: Twitter When: Friday, Mar 3 @ 1pm EST (6pm GMT) Topic: Coaching Skills for Managers Host: @Mind_Tools About this Week’s Chat When I was younger, “running” was very much a four-letter word, as I firmly believed I was just not designed to do it. I ...

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Your Top Tips for Working in a Virtual Team…

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Remote working is no longer just a trend or a “sign of things to come.” It’s already a way of life for thousands of organizations and millions of virtual team members. It’s easy to appreciate the attractions of a remote workforce. Employers can access skills and expertise from around the world, and it can reduce ...

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