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When do you have permission to be honest?

When do you have permission to be honest?

You’ve heard the saying “Honesty is the best policy,” before and there’s not much worse than being lied to but why is it that being honest is so hard? The problem is it may not be your job to be honest. I’ll explain. The other day a colleague of mine was lamenting the fact he […]

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Deal with problems in the office honestly, immediately and directly

Deal with problems in the office honestly, immediately and directly

I was at a networking event when one of the people at my table shared a difficulty he was having with one of the members of his team. The team member had been with the company in various roles for the past 15 to 20 years but never risen above the level of clerical. The […]

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The first rule of leadership: Jerk, know thyself.

The first rule of leadership: Jerk, know thyself.

  Anyone who’s worked in an office knows that sometimes the promotions don’t go to the right people. There are times that the uber-qualified people move up the ladder, but we’ve all known “that guy” or “that gal” who just knows how to play the game. Before you know it, they’re your boss. And if he or she turns out to […]

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Everyone needs a mentor

Everyone needs a mentor

Hurting people hurt people. The worst part is, they don’t know they’re hurting and they probably don’t know they’re hurting other people. When you’re in a leadership position and suffering from hurt, it’s hard to detect and can manifest itself in several ways. “You can’t tell you’re hurting, you just know something doesn’t feel good,” […]

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