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#MTtalk: Being Brave: Having Tough Conversations…

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All of us face tough conversations at work at some point. While many tough conversations are about work performance, many aren’t. Conversations where you address personal or sensitive issues such as personal hygiene are tough. Telling employees about the company downsizing and the possibility of them losing their jobs is ...

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Rate the Quality of Your Leadership Skills…

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If you’re a leader, how do you like the idea of people being able to rate you – giving you a mark out of 10 for your strategic thinking or your people management skills? Initially, it might sound a bit alarming but, in the cut and thrust of business, a ...

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Your Top Tips for Building a Positive Team…

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When you’re surrounded by happy, motivated team mates, the working day can pass in a blur of camaraderie. Colleagues can become friends, you enjoy coming to work, and you push one another to do your best work. On the other hand, even a single day spent with a team that ...

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Being Brave: Having Tough Conversations…

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Please Join Us! What: #MTtalk Where: Twitter When: Friday, Dec 9, 2016 @ 1pm EST (6pm GMT) Topic: Being Brave: Having Tough Conversations Host: @Mind_Tools About This Week’s Chat About Having Tough Conversations “When we avoid difficult conversations, we trade short term discomfort for long term dysfunction.” – Peter Bromberg John ...

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Positive is Better…

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What’s the difference between positive thinking and positive psychology? That was my first question to positive psychology expert Margaret Greenberg in our Expert Interview podcast. It was a question she’d heard before. “I can’t tell you how many times people, when I tell them what I do, say, ‘Oh, so ...

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#MTtalk: Talented People: Growing or Going?…

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The world of human resource management is full of complicated jargon and terms. Isn’t “talent management” just another nice-sounding term to confuse people? As it turns out, it’s much more than a term and it’s important in business. “Talent management” describes all the people, processes and systems an organization uses ...

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Closed-Loop Feedback: Is Anyone Really Listening?…

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I can’t count the number of times that I’ve excitedly opened a new message on my phone, only to find yet another email from yet another company asking me whether I can “spare a few seconds” to give them some feedback in yet another “customer satisfaction” survey. Often I delete these messages ...

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Major Life Events: Impact on the Workplace…

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Please Join Us! What: #MTtalk Where: Twitter When: Friday, Nov 25, 2016 @ 1pm EST (6pm GMT) Topic: Major Life Events: Impact on the Workplace Host: @Mind_Tools About This Week’s Chat About Major Life Events Ending a long-term relationship, relocating, starting a new job, losing a dearly beloved pet, and ...

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Organize Your Ideas With Affinity Diagrams…

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“Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.” ∼ US novelist John Steinbeck (1902-1968) How many great ideas have failed to see the light of day because they were lost in a sea of information? For example, ...

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