What’s in Your Blind Spot

April 15th, 2012

Many executives risk getting demoted or dismissed because they rate their leadership skills higher than their boss or co-workers do, several recent studies have found. Even those considered high performers by their bosses risk losing promotions or their jobs if they fail to recognize—and address—their faults.

Experts say ambitious executives should pay closer attention to fixing flaws because businesses, after trimming leadership-development efforts during the downturn, have lately raised the bar on management performance.

Click here to read the entire article from the Wall Street Journal.


How to Work with Someone You Hate

April 1st, 2012

Working with someone you hate can be distracting and draining. Pompous jerk, annoying nudge, or incessant complainer, an insufferable colleague can negatively affect your attitude and performance. Instead of focusing on the work you have to do together, you may end up wasting time and energy trying to keep your emotions in check and attempting to manage the person’s behavior. Fortunately, with the right tactics, you can still have a productive working relationship with someone you can’t stand.

Click here to read the entire article from the Harvard Business Review.


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