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Your Top Tips For Getting Noticed at Work…

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Years ago, when newspapers were opening as well as folding, I was part of the editorial team that was setting up a new weekly newspaper. We were up against two long-established papers that were both essential reading on our patch, so we really had to work hard to get our ...

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Disrupting the Hierarchy – Join our #MTtalk!…

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#MTtalk: Please join us! What: #MTtalk Where: Twitter When: Friday, Mar 31 @ 1pm EST (5pm GMT / 10:30pm IST) Topic: Disrupting the Hierarchy Host: @Mind_Tools About this week’s chat Many years ago, when computers still had monochrome screens and could only run one program at a time, I worked in the ...

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My Boss Heard, But Was She Listening?…

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You are having a difficult conversation with your boss and are confident that he or she is listening closely – then comes the sting in the tail, “I hear what you’re saying, BUT…” It dawns on you that she hasn’t been listening at all. In fact, as things stand, the opposite ...

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Take the Sting Out of Reorganization…

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The whispers have started. Daniel, who plays squash with Lorraine, the director of marketing’s executive assistant, told Asha that the company’s about to undergo a reorganization. It could result in it being downsized and streamlined. Four divisions will become three. Or was it two? Anyway, there’ll be job losses across the ...

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Lively Debate Focuses on Learning Styles…

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You are not learning anything by reading this so I suggest that you stop right now. It’s OK, I’m just joking. But I’m not the only one raising doubts about an accepted approach to how we learn. A group of leading academics in Europe and the US marked the start of ...

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#MTtalk: Disagreeing With Powerful People…

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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)   Jack’s Story Where there are people there will be politics, and politics is all about power, impact and influence. Power ...

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Start Brainstorming With SCAMPER…

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Of all the comments made by Kuato, the tiny psychic resistance leader in sci-fi classic Total Recall, “open your mind” is perhaps the most poignant. He needs to get inside the mind of Douglas Quaid (Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character) and brainstorm a solution to a pretty big problem – how to ...

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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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