Monthly Archives: May 2014

Deal with Conflict in One Move

  Conflict, when it isn’t handled well, can sap a team’s energy and derail results, all the while driving up bad feelings and frustration. Good leaders know that conflict can be healthy, but it must be managed well, or else … Continue reading

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The Grenade at Work

We have all been there when a seemingly normal person suddenly explodes with anger, leaving everyone in the room stunned and silent. How is it that a normally sane person suddenly becomes an insane, arm-waving monster, loudly shouting the odds … Continue reading

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Are You Missing This Power?

Managing people can be a mixed blessing at times. They can frustrate you, almost to the point of purposeful sabotage. Many managers and supervisors get swept up in the day-to-day “must-do” that they get burnt out trying too hard getting … Continue reading

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Have you got a ‘Jeremy Paxman’ on your team?

The combative and grumpy Jeremy Paxman has stepped down from Newsnight, the flagship BBC current affairs programme. His aggressive style of questioning raised their own questions within the hierarchy of the BBC-known affectionately as “Auntie”- and the only surprise to … Continue reading

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Ethical Motivation vs Manipulation

At one end of the scale you have out-and-out bullying with ethical persuasion at the polar opposite. From the selfish manager who just uses her team to get whatever it is that they want to the passive-aggressive who undermines your … Continue reading

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