You & Your Co-Workers

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Deliver stronger briefings

August 22, 2018
When people ask you to “brief” them on something, make sure you get to the point—without sacrificing completeness and clarity. Follow these rules.

A better way to help others

August 22, 2018
When you rush in to help struggling employees or co-workers, you steal an opportunity for them to develop confidence and decision-making skills. Instead, take this approach.

Top reasons people miss the mark

August 22, 2018
If people fail to follow your instructions or meet your expectations, becoming angry, rude or impatient won’t solve anything. When people don’t understand you, it’s for one of these reasons.

Go beyond harassment best practices: Add respect to your culture

July 26, 2018
This current wave of harassment accusation appears to be a fundamental climate change in how our culture handles power and ethics. Your organization has two choices—be reactive and live in fear of it happening to you, or be proactive and get ahead of it.

3 difficult co-workers to look out for

July 25, 2018
For your own sake, you should try to get along with everyone at work. Sometimes, however, it’s just best to not engage, like when you’re dealing with these three co-workers.

Before you speak to HR, do this

June 27, 2018
Don’t run off to the HR department half-cocked and full of fury. Instead, take these steps to ensure that you have a productive conversation—and a quick resolution.

3 rules for socializing with staff

May 23, 2018
It’s almost summer, and with it, opportunities for workplace socializing increase. If employees ask you to join them after work for a drink, it’s important that you watch yourself. Follow this advice.

This is how to handle tough people

April 25, 2018
Some people are just plain difficult, and no matter what you do, they will remain so. Stop wasting your time and energy trying to change them. Instead, follow these tips.

5 habits of poor listeners

April 25, 2018
Regardless of your profession, role or level within an organization, the most critical skill you can hone is your ability to listen. To be an exceptional listener, you must break these habits.

When a co-worker makes you look bad

April 25, 2018
When a co-worker tries to make you look bad in front of your boss, team, upper management or customers, follow this advice.
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