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    Networking Is A Little Give and Take

    A secret of effective networking is to give at least as much as you take. If you only take, you’ll get a reputation for that, and in time people ill avoid you. If you give – especially if you give first, without knowing whether or not you’ll receive – people will be attracted to you. …

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    REACH OUT AND TOUCH SOMEONE — APPROPRIATELY!!

    Touch is human, has been for multi-thousands of years. Sure bad people do things in a bad way. That’s not what we are talking about here in the use of good, effective touch.

    Physical touch is a communication tool few people take advantage of. It can help you bond with people, not just communicate. Yes, …

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    How to Push Back Effectively

    The best way to choose your words when you need to push back is to clearly know what you need to say and then say it to the other person the way you would like it said to you. It’s a big differentiator for you to pause, consider if you were in that person’s Cole …

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    Don’t Wallow In Indecision

    Every decision is a calculated risk.

    Problems are solved by making decisions; problems are avoided by making good decisions. The sooner you make a decision, the sooner you benefit from it. The earlier you make a bad decision, the sooner you can correct it.

    The unanimous response from CEOs and C-level executives when I’ve asked …

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    Speak Up If You Disagree

    No one, including your boss, should hinder you from doing your job, and if agreeing with the supervisor because of the title hinders you, you owe it to yourself to speak up. CEOs tell me:

    “I want people to pick a fight with me,… but not to ad nauseam… Still, they can disagree pretty vigorously.”…

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    Don’t Be a Sycophant

    If you strongly disagree with an approach, a task, an injustice, or anything that pertains to achieving the company’s or your own mission, tell your boss how you feel directly. If you have information that differs from the boss’s position or point of view that will genuinely move the company forward, not just move you …

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    Secret to Success: Do More, and Do It Better

    Instead of trying to get comfortable in your job, try to get constantly uncomfortable. Seek out problems, look for potentially painful experiences, approach the scariest people, juggle more balls than most people handle, and put an extra percentage of “umph” into everything you do.

    You will likely find that you can do what you never …

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    Your Stellar Work is Your Brand

    Stellar work is your personal wealth: your worldly goods, trust fund, gold stash, life preserver, money in your pocket, and 401(k). It is the investment in yourself that no one can take away and no depressed economy or down market can diminish.

    “In the football world, it’s called making plays. Everyone in the game is …

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    Persisten and Drive Override Skill

    The truth is that persistence and drive override skill. When people say “no,” it’s a “no” for now. It doesn’t mean you can’t or shouldn’t come back with a new approach. One CEO told me, “I always give ‘no’ as the first answer, and only if they don’t give up but have the confidence to …

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    Two-Step Remedy For Resting B*tch Face

    There are more resting bitch faces (RBF) in business then there are bitches.  If you want to be a workplace leader you have to rearrange your facial expression.   Same goes for resting fart faces (RFF) in men.    Both female and male boomers and millennials send a message they don’t intend when they unconsciously adopt a…
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