Leadership Resources

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How to make conflict collaborative, not combative

Shying away from open, healthy conflict about work issues may make you feel like a nice person, but it’s an unproductive habit. Although conflict can be uncomfortable, it is the source of true innovation and a critical process in identifying and... read more

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How to avoid being too defensive

When we get defensive we make it harder for our conversational counterparts to hear what we’re saying, and we usually trigger the other person’s defensiveness, too. After someone has said something that causes you to want to become defensive, these three... read more

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How to say no and thrive

Knowing how to say no at work is an essential skill. Knowing how to do it when job insecurity is rife is even more vital. There are three reasons why saying yes to all requests is a bad idea. First, it can obviously lead to exhausting workloads... read more

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How to disagree during an interview

You don’t have to act like a yes-man during an interview to land a job. In fact, disagreeing with a potential employer can lead to a more engaged discussion. Challenging your interviewer in the right way can show good character and self-belief.... read more

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How to get the most out of your relationships

Human beings are naturally social creatures - we crave friendship and positive interactions, just as we do food and water. So it makes sense that the better our relationships are at work, the happier and more productive we're going to be. The following... read more

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How to know if you are acting like a pushover

You have to get along with others to get things done, right? Yes, to a degree. You want to be cooperative, but you don’t want to be seen as a pushover. Watch out for these signs that you’ve taken being the good person too far – chances are that if you’re... read more

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How to bring meetings to a close effectively

A common complaint among managers is that despite holding so many meetings, few meetings actually produce results. “We keep talking about the same issue over and over, but nothing seems to ever happen!” The issue? Most meetings lack closure - the... read more

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How to fake the confidence you need

When you’re feeling overwhelmed and in over your head, the best way to power through is to pretend you’ve got the confidence you need to get something done. These strategies can help you fake it until you make it: Think positively. The... read more

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How to identify pointless meetings

In order to have fewer, more purposeful meetings, there are a few types that we all need to stop having - pronto. The worst offenders include: Convenience Meetings: When managers have information to disseminate to a large group, they often... read more

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How to lead from the heart

Adopting an authentic leadership style can help you build better relationships and trust levels with colleagues, while creating an environment where employees feel comfortable being themselves. Try adopting these guiding principles: Focus on... read more