Category: Working Life

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Antidotes to Toxic Communication: Ten Prescriptions In A Nutshell

Toxic communication is often below the level of consciousness and can occur without intending Verbal abuse can take several forms. There’s the in your face yelling and swearing that we are all familiar with. Subtle verbal abuse is a bit…

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Five Steps To Being A Superstar Teammate

The steps are simple to think about, and hard to actually put in place. Are you up for it? Stop The Blaming Cycle Often teams get bogged down in blaming members when things go wrong. As a team member you…

insecurity, judgment, relationship

The Myth of Constructive Criticism

It can be constructive or it can be criticism, but calling something both is a cop-out One of the great myths of modern pop communication is the notion that it’s possible to criticize someone — even bully them, provided we…

business, performance, values

A Simple Reality Based Method For Defining Personal and Corporate Values

Both Ends Exercise To Nail Down Meaning Of Specific Values Editor’s Note: In part I of this series we discussed the importance of congruency between espoused and enacted values and beliefs, and the problems that arise as the gap between…

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Kill Blame In Your Organization, Switch To Problem-Solving Part 1

Conflict Management And Resolution Series: #1 Exorcise Blame In Your Company (Part 1) In this two part article, which is a part of our new series on managing and resolving conflict, we look at how leaders can move their organizations…

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Dealing with Difficult People — Go Ahead, Rain on My Parade

Dealing With Difficult People: Difficult People Don’t Have To Ruin Your Days! By Althea DeBrule “And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.”–Jerry Chin Rain is vital to all…