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Being nice earns friends but not better pay or promotions. This post shares the result of a recent study of the effects of being nice vs being contrary at work.
Are you connecting with the growing population of power browsers? Right or wrong, it's time to adjust our speaking and writing to the shrinking attention span.
The key to relationships is having agreements that are continually communicated--the shifting balance. Read this for steps you can use.
On my last job, I was was angry with my boss for not acknowledging my good work. He instead nitpicked on a single detail. We argued about the item until I realized I didn't really care about that detail. I said, "I'll check my data again and make the change if you're right. But tell me, do you have any remarks about the work in general?"
He said, "You always do
I've said this before...the leader sets the emotional tone. The leader in a room is the person with social dominance, not just a title. The energy you put out as a leader either uplifts or downgrades the climate in the room, even more than your words.
On this note, Valerie Williams has been coaching and teaching executives how to be powerfully present for years. She just launched a great new book
I just signed a contract with a major publisher to publish a book for high-achieving women based on my research and the Burden of Greatness.
I'll share pieces of the pages with you as I go along. I know I'll use some of these posts. Please comment whenever you feel the urge when share thoughts with you; I could use your insights.
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One of the greatest pains for achievers is the length of time it takes to change inefficient processes, if they get changed at all.
Gary Hamel gives some suggestions for renegades to make changes in his book, The Future of Management. Here are some ideas:
Instead of launching a major change program, design a couple of low-cost, low risk experiments
I was passionately explaining to my boss the virtue of my grand idea and my frustration with the executive team for not “getting it.” He took my hand, patted it and said, “Dear, you can quit fighting now. You’ve made it.”
I pulled my hand away from him and gasped. His truth had taken my breath away.
He added, “I know fighting helped you get where you are today. And now it’s
"For most of history, Anonymous was a woman."--Virginia Woolf
Thank all of you who posted after my last comment on the selection of Palin as a VP candidate...this isn't the first time a boss has picked an unqualified woman just because she agrees with him. The women who wrote offer wonderful programs for emerging women leaders both in corporations and in public seminars. Please visit my blog