Some Recent Thoughts…

Play Your Roles Well

We’ve all heard of “role playing” as a way to work through problems and practice for difficult interpersonal situations. But the plain fact is that you are playing roles every day you are working … and living. Mostly, we don’t think about…

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Building Trust

There are many characteristics that are important in building a productive, successful career and life. But none of them is more important than gaining and keeping other people’s trust. Why? Because when other people trust you, they are more willing to help…

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Get Better Every Day

There are many great words of wisdom about the foolishness of comparing yourself to others – a comparison that rarely goes well, of course – but the one I like most is: “The only person you should try to be better than…

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Better Ways to Lead A Team

As you become more productive and successful, you’ll have more and more opportunities to lead a team. Here are some suggestions to help you upgrade your performance as a team leader:   Be Visible Although you’ll probably have administrative responsibilities as a…

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Build Your Reputation

In every working group, there is a hierarchy of people based on widely held perceptions of their individual effectiveness and productivity. You can move up in this hierarchy – and reap the rewards naturally offered those at or near the top –…

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