Tip #4: Manage Up

from Marian Morgan's "82 Tips for Thriving in the Workplace." MANAGE UP Advance your objectives by advancing those of your organization and those of your boss. Ask how you can help. Also, let your boss know what your goals are so you can get support achieving them. […] Continue Reading

Tip #7: Eliminate Your Energy Drains

from Marian Morgan's "82 Tips for Thriving in the Workplace." ELIMINATE YOUR ENERGY DRAINS What are you putting up with? Constant interruptions? Perfectionism? Negativity - yours or others? Make a list of everything you are tolerating and eliminate them one by one. How? Stop it. Fix it. Accept it. You'll be amazed at how much energy you'll have when you stop putting up with things that drain you. If you decide to accept something you've been tolerating, really accept it and let it go. Otherwise you'll be covering up an energy drain rather […] Continue Reading

5 Tips for Dealing with Difficult People

While a popular workshop I give called "Dealing with Difficult People" includes descriptions of typical difficult behavioral types, the thrust of the workshop serves to help participants discover their own hot buttons. Participants are often surprised to discover the workshop focus isn't on “Me good – coworker, family member, partner - bad.” True, some people are just plain difficult. They seem to be hard to get along with no matter what is going on. Some people even have a kind of radar for whose buttons they can push. Yet, have you ever […] Continue Reading