Tag Archives: Pleasing your boss and your clients

  • Predictor Behind Successful Relationships

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    The Powerful Predictor Behind Successful Relationships from Farnam Street summarises what makes the beginnings and tell-tale signs of a relationship crumbling. It’s not just about your spouse, it’s also about your boss, your client or your co-worker. Some practical suggestions on how to recognise negative patterns and what to do to interrupt and turn them around.

  • Get people to do what you want: implied causatives

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    To get people to do what you want, you can use pacing and leading. When you have been using the pace + pace + pace and lead structure for a while you can move on to these more advanced syntactic structures: You already have pace and lead (this is called a simple conjunction) What they […]

  • Toxic Leaders and CEOs

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    I’m researching to write my own article for Human Capital Magazine on how to deal with Toxic CEOs, here are some goodies I’ve found. How To Spot A Toxic Leader summarises a Harvard Business Review article for coaches of CEOs which categorises Toxic CEOs into 4 categories: narcissist manic-depressive passive-aggressive emotionally disconnected The guidelines are for […]

  • Settle Workplace Disagreements

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    It has been said that the quality of your questions determines the quality of your response. These 5 Questions You’ll Need to Settle Workplace Disagreements from 99U will improve the quality of your working life!

  • The Leadership Pipeline

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    Interesting summary of Drotter’s Leadership Pipeline. 6 passages between 5 levels of leadership. Nicely summarises the issues of moving from one level to the next. If you’re ambitious, you need to know where you sit and start addressing your next challenge! Read it here.

  • Political Advice from a Curmudgeon

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    Based on the review on Amazon of The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Getting Ahead: Dos and Don’ts of Right Behavior, Tough Thinking, Clear Writing, and Living a Good Life: Charles Murray, there’s plenty to recommend it! Here are some excerpts from the review: “at senior levels of an organization there are curmudgeons everywhere, judging your every move. […]

  • Most people think they could do a better job than their boss

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    This Sydney Morning Herald article Anger management: study shows most workers feel they should be boss says that 3 in 4 workers think they could do a better job than their boss. Of course saying so is bad politics. Click here for more about pleasing your boss (who is, after all, the one with the […]