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SELL YOUR IDEAS, BETTER

Fact-telling vs Story-telling You are a highly regarded young manager in your organization. You are pleasant, articulate, steady on facts and have the self-confidence to make new proposals. A high percentage of your plans get accepted. But then, they always seem to need an intervention or a spin or a push from your boss. This…

BECOME YOUR OWN BRAND AMBASSADOR

Be Known The Way You Want to be Known Branding yourself helps. You become visible and distinguishable. It is a soft way of establishing who you are and what you stand for, without being loud and brash. In yesteryear’s, this happened naturally. Organisations were small, locations were few, roles were stable, and interactions were face…

BUILD EFFECTIVE WORKING RELATIONSHIPS WITH YOUR COLLEAGUES

Build effective working relationships We have all come across co-workers who we value but annoy us. Either they make offensive statements, or interrupt repeatedly or get into an I, Me, Myself mode. Whatever may be their failings, you need to come out of it, unscathed. The offenders: When a co-worker makes an offensive comment, we…

BE CONSTRUCTIVE WHEN DISAGREEING WITH YOUR BOSS

Best Teams Thrive on Differing View Points You may be an admirer of your boss. That doesn’t mean you will always agree with him/her on a decision. If the disagreements are minor and you may brush them aside. Some may be too significant to do that. Here are three Tips to help you navigate such…

HANDLE DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS WITH A TEAM MEMBER

Make it less difficult for both There are some conversations we all dread; telling a valued colleague or team member that ruined a task, project or a meeting. Even the thought of such a discussion is so dispiriting; we are tempted to postpone or avoid it. And that doesn’t help anyone, least of all the…

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