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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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#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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“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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Is Feedback Just Thinly Disguised Criticism?…

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#MTtalk: Please join us! What: #MTtalk Where: Twitter When: Friday, Feb 17 @ 1pm EST (6pm GMT) Topic: Is It Criticism or Feedback? Host: @Mind_Tools About this week’s chat “Long after your words are forgotten, people still remember how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou The other morning my ...

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The Difficulties of Defining Leadership…

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Curious about what leadership actually means? Me too. We all know leadership is critical to maximizing success, but what exactly is it? To grasp how difficult it is to precisely define leadership, just consider the title of a recent article from Business News Daily: “33 Ways to Define Leadership.” In this blog ...

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#MTtalk: How Do You Like to Learn?…

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I could drive a car by the age of 13. Of course my mother didn’t know, until the day that she wanted to teach me to drive. When I got behind the steering wheel of her car, I started the engine and drove off, with her making all kinds of ...

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How Do You Like to Learn? Discuss Your Preference…

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Please join us! What: #MTtalk Where: Twitter When: Friday, Feb 3 @1pm EST (6pm GMT) Topic: How Do You Like to Learn? Host: @Mind_Tools About this week’s chat “The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice.” – ...

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Your Top Tips for Minimizing Distractions…

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How many times have you been completely absorbed in your work, only to be ripped “out of the zone” by infuriating distractions? Then, when you try to get back to the task at hand, how long does it take you find the same level of focus? Workplace distractions can have ...

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Awards, Rewards and Recognition…

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It’s the change from one season to the next. Christmas trees have been taken down, twinkling lights no longer adorn suburban homes, the last of the turkey has finally been used up… We’re now into Awards Season! And this new season is still one for giving.  Here in the U.K., ...

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