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Making an Effective Challenge to 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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How Imposter Syndrome Could be Holding You Back

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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Trust at Work

Most of you won’t be able to get your job done unilaterally. You’ll need to work well with a range of contacts and colleagues to achieve outcomes of benefit to your employer. One of the issues you need to manage as you set about doing this is whom to trust, and over what. Trust is […]

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Bully-Proofing: Essential Skills

As incidents of workplace bullying increase across the country, acquiring bully-proofing skills has become essential for employees. Workplace bullying is about power.  The bully wants to remove power from their target and retain that control for themselves, establishing a bullying dynamic between them.  A skilled bully simultaneously attacks three of their target’s forms of power: […]

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