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Do You Have A Work Addiction?

  During a recent keynote address, I asked the audience the following questions: How many of you would say that the demands and complexities of your workplace have been increasing? This is always greeted with a laugh – one of those “we’re nervous for you, Mr. Speaker, because if you think things are getting easier then you’re talking to the wrong group.” How many of you expect that these demands and complexities will continue to increase? Fewer laughs, but no hands go down. And how many of you feel like your capacity to meet this rising demand will increase at the same rate? Dilemma time. People fidget in their seats a little as the mood turns more uneasy. If your hand falls, you’re admitting that…

7 Effective Ways to Deal with a Toxic Coworker

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ last=”yes” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” hover_type=”none” link=”” border_position=”all” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ animation_offset=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_text] Toxic employees are egocentric; they gossip, lie, focus on the negative and use a variety of tactics to control those around them. Subsequently, they quickly can sap the positivity, productivity and innovation out of you and your business. You can’t necessarily change a toxic coworker, but you can control your response to them. 1) Praise Rather than Empathize. If you can relate to something negative that your toxic coworker is telling you, resist the urge to agree with them or dish about how much you understand their woes. The more they think you “get it,” the more…

How Thinking Like a Professional Athlete Can Help You Become a Power Player

On the surface, professional sports looks like a completely different world than the one you inhabit in the office. If you look deeper, however, you’ll find the two share plenty of commonalities: a demanding schedule, fierce competition, and unrelenting pressure to excel. To thrive in their super-charged environment, elite athletes rely on a host of mind-training tricks, most of which work as well in business as they do on the playing field. If you want to win big in the boardroom, the three athlete-approved lessons below are the perfect place to start. Be Fearless Even when the odds are stacked against them, athletes are always in it to win it. It’s tougher to place first when you think of yourself as a solid third, so…

8 Ways to Improve Your Business Life

Now and then we all get that feeling that we should be doing better. We put this pressure on our selves on purpose because we feel it is time for us to grow. Personal growth is often something that can take the backseat to priorities at work and at home. We are swept up in taking care of our kids, our friends, our cars, that we are distracted from taking care of ourselves. However, it is vital to have a feeling of satisfaction both at home and at the workplace. Often we are so settled into our daily routines that we are unsure where we can improve. We could be exercising more, eating better foods, or managing our finances more economically. We could be reading,…

Stop Multitasking

Do you take pride in your ability to multitask? It turns out that it’s not that uncommon (I recently saw it included on a resume as a skill!). Stepping back, I suppose I can understand the desire to do several things at once. That’s like superpower stuff. Unfortunately, one look around the office or on the sidewalks outside tells a different story. It seems that everywhere you look these days you notice people texting and checking emails as they walk, barely avoiding walking into things or one another. Ever tried to have a conversation with someone at the same time they are texting or reading an email? It’s frustrating and inefficient. When you think you’re multitasking, you’re more accurately engaging in serial tasking: quickly shifting…

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