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Avoid Informational Interviewing Faux Pas

Asking for time with someone to learn is what is known as informational interviewing. While it was probably something you did back in college when you were exploring career opportunities, it’s a practice that should never be abandoned. You’re never too old or too much of an expert (even if you’re the C.E.O.) to conduct […]

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Negotiate To Win

There’s a lot of concern around the idea of hard-core negotiation. Certainly if you’re trying to entice your teenager to clean their room then probably this wouldn’t be the best tactic. But perhaps you’re considering asking for a raise or an enter-point salary. This certainly heightens the priority of winning. Doesn’t it? Many people shy […]

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Be a Good Listener

Effective communication and active listening are two mandatory skills for developing and maintaining positive relationships. While communicating verbally and in writing (through conversation and presentations) seem to be where we spend most of our time honing our skills, we can’t neglect the power of active listening. To be clear, active listening is not thinking about […]

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Leave Your Network Wanting More

It’s an unfortunate fact that we remember negative events more than positive ones. There is also evidence from psychological research suggesting the existence of a broader human tendency to see ourselves through rose-colored glasses. Most of us think that we are better than we actually are—not just physically, but in every way. Yikes. While there […]

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