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Leaders: Stop Using Weak Language And Do This Instead

This article was originally published on the Forbes blog. I hear it all the time: “Why do you have to be so aggressive? Why can't you just be like one of us?” No matter where you are in your career, you may have experienced this kind of reaction from someone. If you...

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Stop Avoiding Conflict And Try These Five Tactics Instead

This article was originally published on the Forbes blog. I will be professional and interact with Julia only when I need to. I won’t go out of my way to include her, keep her up to date or interact with her unless I have to. I am not going to bring up the elephant in...

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How Do you Want to Spend 2021?

It is almost the end of January. Before the month comes to an end, have you thought through what you want out of 2021? How will you know it has been a successful year? Instead of, or in addition to, making new year’s resolutions, I recommend developing themes and...

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WAIT 48 hours before you do anything…

Kathryn ended her Zoom call and just sat there in disbelief. Had that just happened? Had her colleague just blamed her? She knows she’s not in the wrong. How does she make things right? Kathryn doesn’t want to deal with this – she’s got a ton on her plate and she...

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10 Ways to Say Yes, or No, to More Meetings

Six months into COVID WFH, are you craving interaction with co-workers, or happy to be at home? Some people can’t wait to get back into the office, and others are enjoying working at home.  The silver lining of COVID, for some, is the lack of commute, the time saved...

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Stop Paying The Costly Reluctant Leader Tax

Be honest, have these thoughts ever crossed your mind? I didn’t go to school all those years to do this stuff. I’m an expert at what I do…not this! I want to practice what I am trained to do! And my favorite…This leadership stuff is taking up too much time and taking...

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I Didn’t Sign Up for This!

6 weeks ago, I was preparing to go to Chicago to speak at a conference with an old friend from business school. And worrying about getting the right bathing suits for my teenage daughter for our family trip to Mexico (lesson learned: you can’t have too many). Things...

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