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Advice to Help You Get Promoted

  Career paths are not always clear and promotions are not automatic. Getting a promotion takes as much planning and care as getting any job. A friend tells you she’s been promoted at work. She’s an ambitious, hardworking person so you’re not surprised. But later, as you consider her good fortune, you start pondering your…

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How to Stay Assertive Around Intimidating People

  Assertive people stand up for themselves in an honest, respectful way. But you’re not alone if your assertiveness fades around certain types of people—authority figures, aggressive types, very outgoing personalities—people who intimidate you in some way. But “intimidation, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder,” suggests Diann Winger, LCSW. And, although the…

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Expect More … From Low Performing Employees

  Low employee performance is not always resolved by surface or temporary remedies. If you see promise in this individual, you may need to dig deep to find the root causes. Find the Root Cause of Poor Performance If you have several workers performing similar jobs, it’s hard not to compare them: enthusiasm, ability to…

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A Fine Employee Engagement Line: Managers, Are You Too Hands Off?

Engage. Empower. Inspire. Motivate—It’s the mantra of every manager on the planet.  “Engaged employees are more productive,” you’re told. “Empowered employees think outside the box and see opportunities.” “Inspired employees are self-motivated and want to do their best.” There are more tips online on how to inspire, engage, motivate and empower employees than you could…