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Getting Others To Change: Give Them A Path

Brandon Smith - Saturday, August 25, 2012 - 8:19am

Our challenge this month is how do we to get others to change. In my previous post we focused on the first critical step in any change effort – establishing a compelling “why.” If you’ve successfully completed this...

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Getting Others To Change: Cheer Them On

Brandon Smith - Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 7:02am

If you’ve been following the posts this month, we’re on a mission to get others to change. No easy task. We’ve already laid out the ways to get the urgency rate high and we’ve followed that up with a step-by-step action...

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WORKING: Happy Hour

Joshua Stewart - Friday, August 31, 2012 - 6:01am

Sometimes it’s a social get-together. Other times it’s a more formal celebration of a job well-done or a promotion. In either case, the after-work, happy hour is pretty common. But do you really have to socialize with...

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Prescription - How To Get Others To Change

Brandon Smith - Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 6:25am

Getting others to change is one of the most difficult (and arguably most impossible) tasks any of us can take on. And yet, each of us possess a list of people in our professional and personal lives that we want to...

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WORKING: Digital Connections

Joshua Stewart - Friday, September 7, 2012 - 10:40am

More and more people work from home or have an office that’s in a different city than most of their colleagues. Technology has made it possible for plenty of jobs to be done almost anywhere. That same technology also...

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WORKING: Know Thyself

Joshua Stewart - Friday, September 14, 2012 - 5:07am

I read this fascinating blog post the other day on the Harvard Business Review site. The takeaway is that we don’t know ourselves nearly as well as the people around us do. They can actually predict our behavior more...

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WORKING: Happy Workplaces

Joshua Stewart - Friday, September 21, 2012 - 7:25am

Iceland is apparently one of the happiest countries in the world, and that doesn’t stop when all those contented folks go to work in the morning. That prompted Inc. Magazine contributor Geoffrey James to think about...

Signs Your Boss Isn't Listening

Brandon Smith - Monday, September 24, 2012 - 10:38am

Is your boss listening? Do you feel heard? Before we start down the path of how to get heard, we need to assess the situation. How bad is it and is it the boss that’s the problem or is it you? Consider the following...

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How To Get A Busy Boss To Listen To You

Brandon Smith - Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 7:35am

Busy bosses are all too common these days. I consistently hear managers of all shapes and sizes, good and bad, tell me that with the immense amounts of work on their plate, they simply don’t have time to meet with their...

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WORKING: The Most-Important Hour

Joshua Stewart - Friday, September 28, 2012 - 10:45am

I don’t waste any time when I first get to work in the morning. I log into my computer and start preparing for my mornings newscasts and Morning Edition cut-ins. Maybe you start your day with a cup of coffee, catching...


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