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Dealing With People That Carry a Bad Energy

dealing with people who carry a bad energy

We all respond to the energy of the people around us. That’s what gives so much power to the thought that you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. But what if you have no choice about who is around you? Like at work. It might be a colleague or client that has bad energy. It could be someone in a prominent position in your organization. Maybe even your boss. Ugh. That’s why you will need a strategy for dealing with people that carry a bad energy. Because that bad energy can ruin your … Read more

What To Do When You’re Stuck In a Job With No Progression

If you feel like you are stuck in a job with no progression, it might be time to consider a new approach. Earlier in your career, you may have benefited from development programs, promotions, or job changes. Opportunities like these have probably helped you to learn more, earn more, and take on new responsibilities. But as you get deeper into your career, these types of opportunities don’t come as easily or as often. Maybe this leaves you feeling frustrated, because you know that you are capable of doing more. You are ready to take on new challenges, embrace new responsibilities, … Read more

8 Great Team Meeting Ideas You Probably Aren’t Using

team meeting ideas every leader should know

You need great team meeting ideas because team meetings are a basic building block of work today. Nothing happens in isolation in today’s hyper-connected world. Too often, however, team meetings fall into a rut. A routine is established, often without much thought. And then it is repeated out of habit. This creates a problem because every team needs to adapt to changes and new challenges. Different team members need to play different roles at different times. You can avoid the rut and build more dynamic capabilities into your team meeting structure using the ideas shared in this post, whether you … Read more

How to Give Tough Feedback

how to give tough feedback

Feedback is one of the most powerful forces in the universe. But we are often too afraid to use it. When you bring something out into direct sunlight and take a good look, you will know exactly where things stand. You can see the good, the bad, and the ugly. Which is immensely helpful because you can double-down on the good, fix the bad, and pretty up the ugly. But the thought of knowing for sure is a difficult one. We imagine that we are doing well. Why muck that up with clear cut facts that might prove things aren’t … Read more

How to Reduce the Stress of Leadership Without Losing Your Edge

“No pressure, no diamonds.” Thomas Carlyle As a leader, you thrive on stress to some extent. It’s what gives you the “juice” of excitement and energy. That’s probably what attracted you to your position. You wanted the responsibility. Challenge. Excitement. Because it’s very satisfying to take on leadership responsibility and see something through to a successful conclusion. At times, though, the stress can be too much. It can become a problem. Maybe even a major hindrance. Particularly over time. The longer you are in your role. The more your responsibilities grow. And the more the challenges mount, the more you … Read more