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How to recognise when you're being too stubborn

Being stubborn isn’t always a bad thing. But if you’re standing your ground for the wrong reasons (like if you hate to be wrong), you’ll do more damage than good. Since it’s hard to recognise stubbornness in yourself, look out for these signs that you’re... read more

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How to work with prickly personalities

People with low emotional intelligence, also known as EQ, are generally harder to work with - they can be grumpier, more negative, and more erratic than average. But a few tactics can help you collaborate with a low-EQ person: Be gentle.... read more

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How to become a better learner at work

Research has found that learning agility - the ability to grow and to use new strategies - is a good indicator of whether someone can be a high performer. Learning-agile employees are able to jettison skills and ideas that are no longer relevant and... read more

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How to counteract a negative relationship

Everyone wants to feel respected by their line manager, but over half of employees say they don’t. What do you do if you’re in that unfortunate majority? Try these three things: Manage your energy. Sleep, exercise, good nutrition, and stress... read more

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How to help your team through a crisis

Brexit, and the associated political game playing, is a national tragedy. A leader sets the emotional tone and the example both in good times and, more importantly, during challenging times. As a leader, how do you help your team deal... read more

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How to do small talk

Office workers have become increasingly adept at avoiding small talk, hurriedly diving into their computer screens, headphones on. That’s a mistake. Small talk builds rapport and trust, which helps grease the wheels of working life. It may even help you... read more

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How to navigate political discussions at work

Talking about politics at work can be tricky: However strong your views are, you don’t want to alienate your colleagues. Here are some strategies for having a tactful, diplomatic dialogue. Focus on learning. Chances are, you’re not going to... read more

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How to give difficult feedback

Not all leaders are comfortable giving employees feedback - especially when it’s negative. The fear of hurting people’s feelings and dealing with potential drama holds too many managers back. But people thrive on feedback, which is why giving it... read more

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How to become a better you

It’s normal to feel like you could be doing more when it comes to self-improvement. But being a better you doesn’t involve being overly hard on yourself. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Here’s a few ideas to build self-improvement into your daily... read more

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How to improve the behaviour in your next meeting

It’s helpful to start a meeting by agreeing on procedural rules, like “start on time and end on time” and “put phones on silent.” But ground rules that focus on behaviour, not just logistics, can help your meeting be even more successful. These rules... read more