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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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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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Working with Challenging Colleagues

Do you know that for many people, working with colleagues with whom you have few shared values, little in common, and different aims, can be one of the greatest sources of strain at work. The challenge is compounded by the energy it takes to manage a challenging colleague in a closely structured working relationship. A […]

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