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Three C’s to Reducing Conflict

Did you know that 85 percent of employees deal with conflict on some level on a regular basis? According to a Workplace report published in 2017, a startling statistic unearthed is that U.S. employees spend 2.1 hours per week involved with conflict, which costs employers approximately $359 billion a year.* Wow. The hurt and tension […]

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Avoid Sending Angry Emails

The best way to address hurt feelings in the workplace is to confront your aggressor face-to-face and in an unemotional and professional tone and share your concerns. Talking things out is the only way to really resolve conflict. Still, most of us don’t relish—or take—this approach. In fact, many turn to a “safer” solution of […]

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Spend Your Time Wisely

I often think about how I should spend my time in order to be more productive and to carve out the time I need for my family, work, personal obligations, fitness and joy. There is of course the time that I think about why I’m spending time thinking about my time. That might seem kind […]

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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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