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Why Do Good People Underperform?

By Mark Fenner Why Do Good People Underperform? For a new hire, you may now be wondering what you saw in that person in the first place. For existing staffers, there may be a change for the worse in their performance, and you’re puzzling over why. There are a few general reasons why someone is …

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Dealing with Difficult Employees

Author: Debra Arseneaux-Stewart, MA, LPC. How many times have you needed to have a difficult conversation with a co-worker or employee, and you find any excuse you can to avoid the confrontation? Even highly assertive people can struggle with difficult conversations, especially when it is with a difficult person. Ironically, an old Proverb suggests “avoid …

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Being Assertive in the Workplace

Author: Cathy Wellings How often have you heard the phrase, “It is a jungle out there!” These days, lifestyle coaches and corporate trainers abound who train professionals in becoming more assertive. “Stop being a pushover” they say. “If you don’t ask, you don’t get.” So how important is it to learn to be assertive at …

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Why You Need to See Yourself Successful

by Aoife Gorey What are your most challenging goals? How confident would you feel if you had achieved all of those goals? How would it impact your self-confidence if everything you tried worked out positively, and every day brought about another success? Stop for a moment and try to imagine what that would feel like. …

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5 Business Writing Skills Needed To Excel In Today’s Business Environment

Author: Alastair Kane So you got through university, survived essays, dissertations, endless papers – you’re about ready to never write again, right? Well (and I’m sorry to have to be the one to tell you this), I’m afraid it’s not over. In fact, it’s only just beginning, as good business writing skills are the keys to modern …

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Be All in and Strive to be Better

Author: Steve Deighton For those of us who participated in physical competitive sports at some point in life, we were likely coached to go “all out” every play or risk physical injury. The reason being if the other player was exerting maximum effort and you were not, the result would likely end with you becoming …

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3 Leadership Benefits of Choosing Self-Compassion

By Sally Ann Moyer Is failure part of your vocabulary? Leaders must accentuate the positive in driving their organizations toward success, but a mythical view of leadership could be holding you back. Focusing only on your strengths keeps you from effectively dealing with your weaknesses. Heidi Grant Halvorson, a blogger for Harvard Business Review, argues …

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