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Stop Conflict At Work Now With The Power Of Story

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Sabina Nawaz Not getting along with a colleague at work? You’re not alone. From petty politics, to underhanded power moves, to shirking teammates, the office environment seems like a Petri dish designed to breed conflict. And conflict comes at a high cost: for employees, that cost is wasted time and unhappiness; for organizations, workplace conflicts cost hundreds of billions of dollars. A study of 5,000 employees in...

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7 Things Really Persuasive People Do

Sometimes you absolutely have to make your point. Here are 7 tips on how to do it effectively with style and grace from Inc.com. While many people don’t like to sell, most find themselves having to persuade someone at some point. Persuasion is not just for salespeople and their prospects. You may try to persuade an employee to perform better, or perhaps you want to persuade your boss to take on your brilliant idea. Often...

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Offer Empathy, Not Sympathy

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Denise Green of Brilliance Inc. How do You Handle the Dark Truth? When you have something private and emotionally powerful weighing on you, who do you go to? Hopefully you have someone in your life you can tell almost anything to. One way to assess how good a leader, friend, partner, or coach you are is to gauge how much truth people share with you. I’m lucky...

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