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Monthly archive June, 2012
BLENDING . . . the essential skill for dealing with difficult people

BLENDING . . . the essential skill for dealing with difficult people

A guest post from communication experts Dr. Rick Brinkman and Dr. Rick Kirschner: Allow us to tell you about a basic communication skill that is absolutely necessary if you want to bring out the best in people at their worst.  It’s called BLENDING.  The good news is, you already know how to do it.  The...  LearnMore
Learn to Deal With the Mean Girl at Work

Learn to Deal With the Mean Girl at Work

You have so many things to deal with at work—your relationship with other women shouldn’t be one of them.  Women comprise more than 50% of today’s workforce, and it is more than likely you have to work above, under, or with other women. When a male co-worker does something you don’t like, it may not...  LearnMore
The Employee Engagement Mindset—You Choose!

The Employee Engagement Mindset—You Choose!

A Guest Post from Employee Engagement Expert Timothy Clark: Employees can be schizophrenic about what they want. The British philosopher, Isaiah Berlin, observed that humans tend to seek “a state of well-ordered, painless, contented, self-perpetuating equilibrium.” True, but we also want to be anxiously engaged in our organizations. We want to make a difference. We...  LearnMore
Fit In and Stand Out—Both Online and Offline

Fit In and Stand Out—Both Online and Offline

A Guest Post from Leadership Coach Debra Benton: If you are brilliant at what you do, you are simply fulfilling the requirement of your work. So, to stand out among comparably brilliant co-workers you must be that and more. The more is also being memorable, impressive, credible, genuine, trusted, cool, calm, collected, confident, and comfortable...  LearnMore
Leaders Need Sanctuary

Leaders Need Sanctuary

A guest post from leadership experts Bob and Gregg Vanourek: In this season of championship horseracing, we marvel at how some thoroughbred horses contend for the Triple Crown, which has been called “the most elusive championship in sports.” This ultimate prize in the “sport of kings” is indeed rare. Since 1875, there have only been...  LearnMore
Ka-POW! Business and Pop Culture Collide at Comic-Con

Ka-POW! Business and Pop Culture Collide at Comic-Con

Next month, Comic-Con International descends on San Diego, and as always, it will be a spectacle. Die-hards will break out their best superhero costumes for the occasion. Top celebrities will appear out of thin air to hawk their upcoming movies. And the media will be there in force, cameras in hand. Yes, Comic-Con International is...  LearnMore
Guest Post from Suzanne Bates: Cocktail Party Leadership

Guest Post from Suzanne Bates: Cocktail Party Leadership

What miracle in our brains allows us to focus on one conversation while standing shoulder to shoulder in a room buzzing with voices, clinking glasses, and the beat of loud music, punctured by laughter?  It’s a documented phenomenon, something researchers call the “cocktail party effect.” And it doesn’t just happen to us at social events....  LearnMore
McGraw-Hill Professional's 2nd Annual June Management Month

McGraw-Hill Professional’s 2nd Annual June Management Month

If you can believe it, the month of June is already here—which means we’re celebrating McGraw-Hill Professional’s second annual June Management Month. This month, we bring you all the newest ideas in management and leadership from top experts in the field. Tune in for guest posts from our leading authors, including: Suzanne Bates: Cocktail Leadership Bob and Gregg...  LearnMore