Persistence and Drive Override Skill

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The truth is that persistence and drive override skill. When people say "no," it's a "no" for now. It doesn't mean you can't or shouldn't come back with a new approach. One CEO told me, "I always give 'no' as the first answer, and only if they don't give up but have the confidence to persist and come back at me will I believe their conviction." Bei...
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Four Steps to Manage Conflict in the Workplace

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Solve More Problems Sooner and Better Than Other People Do  You are in your job for one reason: to solve problems, which often means people problems. Business life is made of problems—and thank goodness for that! Interpersonal workplace conflicts truly are opportunities. They're the vehicles for learning, growing, and proving yourself on the j...
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Persistence and Drive Override Skill

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The truth is that persistence and drive override skill. When people say "no," it's a "no" for now. It doesn't mean you can't or shouldn't come back with a new approach. One CEO told me, "I always give 'no' as the first answer, and only if they don't give up but have the confidence to persist and come back at me will I believe their conviction." Bei...
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Two-Step Remedy For Resting B*tch Face

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There are more resting b*tch faces (RBF) in business then there are b*tches. If you want to be a workplace leader you have to rearrange your facial expression. Same goes for resting fart faces (RFF) in men.  Both female and male boomers and millennials send a message they don't intend when they unconsciously adopt a sour face that doesn't matc...
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5 Steps to Manage Conflict Better

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Most people say they hate conflict, yet avoiding it causes more problems. In today's culturally diverse, multigenerational workforce it's bound to happen. Conflicts can be frequent, often petty, and very costly between people speaking different languages, from different generations, and having different religious beliefs and cultural norms. Tempers...
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What Is Leadership Charisma

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What is today's charismatic leader like: They are enablers — energetic, spirited, gutsy, feisty, and maybe a little bit of an ass-kicker. Research shows… -They excite their staff by constantly introducing new ideas. -Have a creative ability that inspires others. -Bring energy and focus to implementing new ideas. -Change with the time at breakneck s...
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Get Coaching But Don’t Tell People

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Get leadership coaching but don't admit you got it.  The best in every field of endeavor gets coaching — that being objective, professional advice and direction. Trust me, whatever field you're in, your competition is getting outside input right now.  To compete you should too but just don't tell anyone. Not that it's a sign of weakness, ...
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Control Your Attitude Or Someone Will Do It For You

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I wore a yellow dress to my mother's funeral. It caused the wags of the relatives to whisper in disapproval but my mother had instructed me to wear it before she died. She knew I'd be sad and she wanted to remind me to be untroubled and lead a cheerful life like she had taught me.  So I stood before the congregation in that dress to deliver th...
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Choose a Productive, Constructive Perspective Rather Than a Destructive

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If I haven't made it clear enough in my last two posts, let me recap that if given a choice, your managers and colleagues prefer to have around them an individual who: Has an inexhaustible good nature and is habitually affable. Has a determined cheerfulness and is easygoing even in adversity. Is happily disposed and always on an even keel. Is flexi...
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Attitude is Everything to Your Boss

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CEOs tell me about the importance of managing your good attitude: "I can easily hire qualified people, but it's not so easy to find people with a good outlook." "I hire attitude. Skills can be learned. I'll take good attitude any day." "I can teach people the technical side of the business a lot easier than I can teach them how to have a good minds...
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You Are In Control of Your Attitude, and Only You

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The only things you can control in this world are your attitudes and your effort. You have little or no say over the craziness of your colleagues, boss, the government, or your family, but you can take charge of your own actions and how you interact with others. As a thinking adult, your outlook on life is managed by you, not by others, although th...
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Leaders Needed: Apply Within

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It's Not Too Early or Too Late You have to continue to differentiate yourself at each stage in your career. Regardless of your age, at every point in your life, there is a younger person eager to step into your job. If you are 30 years old, there is an impatient 20-something coming up on you; at 40 there is that pesky 30-year-old. One 60-year-old C...
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Do a Self-Check as to Where You Are in Your Career

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A Personal Relevance Reality Check Take a moment for a personal relevance reality check because at any age these painful things can start happening to you, and if they do, you'll want to change your course of behavior: -You increasingly feel that your smarts aren't getting you anywhere, that your skills aren't being used. -You aren't sought out or ...
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Job Promotions Come From a Few Right Words From the Right People

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You see, right now, private conversations are taking place in secret sessions. Behind closed doors with shades drawn, management muckity-mucks sitting in high-back leather chairs are thinking hard about you and a smattering of your competitors. One person is enthusiastically singled out with the confirmatory statement, "He's different." Someone ask...
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This is Why Personal Branding Needs to be Important to You

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I know you're a solid citizen. You're a quick learner and truly smart. You try hard. You're pretty cool. You get along with people. You set a respectable example. You want to help and connect with others, to serve society. You aim to contribute meaningful work. You have dreams and goals to achieve something groundbreaking. You're motivated by money...
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Persistence Pays

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The truth is that persistence and drive override skill. When people say "no," it's a "no" for now. It doesn't mean you can't or shouldn't come back with a new approach. One CEO told me, "I always give 'no' as the first answer, and only if they don't give up but have the confidence to persist and come back at me will I believe their conviction." Bei...
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Success Breeds Jealousy

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Surprisingly one of the toughest parts of success is finding a colleague happy for you. But as they say, "Anyone can get pity. Jealousy you have to earn." Following the advice in my blog posts might cause you some trouble. When you persistently do off-the charts good work, the unintended consequence is that you make other people look bad. That can ...
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What Your Boss Wants

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CEOs tell me that they want people: Who are full of ambition and goals. Who sing—well, silently hum—at work. Who stretch themselves every day and who always have new challenges they're hankering to take on. Who get an emotional kick out of any accomplishment. Who are juiced (in the nonsteroid way) every morning to get out of bed and go for it. Are ...
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Self-Confidence is Everything

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Penguins in Antarctica are described by scientists who have studied them for 23 years as undaunted, without self-doubt, and with a good attitude. That's my definition of confidence. Once somebody's got confidence, you've got something. What confidence is not: -moral superiority-organization -chart title-tan skin and white teeth-grin and grip What d...
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How to Take Calculated Risks

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There is a saying among old cowboys out West: "One man with courage is the majority." When I write about courage, intestinal fortitude, guts, and boldness to differentiate yourself, it's not to encourage you to do stupid, risky things. I'm not looking for the daredevil mentality that causes you to rappel off the Brooklyn Bridge or swim with the sha...
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