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4 Steps to Being More Assertive? Not That Simple

In my (almost) 15 years of experience, I have conducted numerous interventions around the topic of assertiveness with different industries, different geographies and different demographics. In all these interventions the most common expectation I have heard from learners is “I … Continue reading

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Handling Difficult Conversations

Pressed Difficult Conversations from Rory C Trotter on Something Different HR Blog I agree with Rory that a managers’ ability to have these difficult conversations is key to an organization’s success. The thing is: easier said than done. So how … Continue reading

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The Return of the King. Leadership in Lord of the Rings

After my Star Wars marathon last weekend, I continued my audiovisual pilgrimage in the mythologies that influenced me. This weekend, the mother of all myths, the best story ever told: The Lord of The Rings. As for Star Wars last … Continue reading

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Organizational culture: letter from Narayan Murthy to the Infosys staff

What makes or breaks an organization’s culture? People. Organizational culture is the sum of the behavior of all the people that make the organizations. Below is a mail that Narayan Murthy, ex – Chairman of Infosys, sent to his staff, … Continue reading

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May the Force be with you. Leadership lessons from Star Wars

Since my wife and children are still on holiday, I thought I’d take the opportunity to have a Star Wars marathon for the first time since the second trilogy came out a decade ago.I have always been a big fan. … Continue reading

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People are not mind readers: the most important conversation that people never have

We’re all different, and that’s a good thing. The problem is that most of us negate this diversity when working with each other. We focus on what makes us similar so that we can build rapport but, conveniently, work around … Continue reading

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Please stop treating me as you would like to be treated!

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” We’ve all heard this as children but also as a guideline for building relationships in world of work. Sounds like good advice, right? Wrong. The golden rule is probably … Continue reading

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3 steps to developing your personal brand

My journey to understand my personal brand has been a long and arduous one. Who am I? Why am I this person? What impact do I have on others around me? After a few years of self reflection, I’ve finally … Continue reading

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