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Taming Our Talents

Taming Our Talents

Taming our Talents It is too easy to cut loose with our brilliance.  However, it always has a time and place.  We all have them, our areas where we shine.  These talents have two sides to them though, just like a coin.  There is a link to being self-aware, which is...
Email – A Career Timebomb?

Email – A Career Timebomb?

Email a Career Timebomb? I suspect that a fair amount of conflict at work starts with an email.  To be fair, we have all seen it, or been a part of it. Indeed, that human history is littered with misunderstandings from email, at least since its inception, that is. ...
Do Managers Overestimate their Impact?

Do Managers Overestimate their Impact?

Do Managers overestimate their impact? How often do you see someone proudly share their achievements, only to think that the work was completed by a team? It seems easy to bask in the reflected glory of group performance.  It is often expected, especially as ownership...
Interruption and Annoyance

Interruption and Annoyance

Interruption and Annoyance Context shifting can be rage inducing.  Many of us get emotional when interrupted.  For those interrupting us, it can be stressful if we have reacted badly before. When you focus on one particular type of task, challenge, or information set,...
Only the Paranoid Survive?

Only the Paranoid Survive?

Only the Paranoid Survive? In many fields of endeavour, if we are not looking over our shoulder, we should be. I know that this doesn’t sound like fun, however in sales as in competition, someone is ready to displace us. In Formula 1 Max is ready to displace Lewis. In...