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How to Raise Your Profile Outside of Your Department

You are good at what you do. You are techincally able. You’ve decvloped high quality relationships with many of the people in your team or department, people you work alongside day-in day-out. Consequently those colleagues who know you well recognise the value of what you do and how you do it. These co-workers regard you […]

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Five Reasons People Bully at Work – And What To Do About It

Bullying in the workplace is a sad fact of life.  I am contacted every week by people who are being, or have been, successfully targeted by colleagues and workplace contacts – and who want to know what to do to protect themselves.  I take the view that every employer needs to commit to creating and […]

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Handling an Adversarial Peer

You have a troublesome peer and their behaviour is causing you a headache.  This colleague of yours is talented. They have some leadership skills when they put their mind to it.  They possess some drive and, when they are engaged, some determination too.  They could use their natural strengths and their resolve to become an […]

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Influencing an Irresponsible Colleague

Irresponsible colleagues become skilled at appearing to be busy.  Many organisations have them: people who are able at managing the impression they create to those who work above them, but don’t actually shoulder much of the work in their teams.  These colleagues prefer to let deadlines slip, arrive late at some meetings or miss others […]

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Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Imposter Syndrome is very common amongst successful people at work.  Imposter Syndrome is the fear that, no matter how successful or well qualified you have become, you are not really that good at what you do.  And that, one day, someone is going to find you out, call you a fraud and leave you to […]

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