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Video: Interpersonal Skills Can Help You Clarify Deadlines

Here’s something that falls into the category of interpersonal skills. When you get an assignment, it's always a good idea to clarify the deadline for the assignment, right? That's like the 101 lesson of how to work in an organization. Your boss gives you an assignment. Go, "Okay, what's the deadline for it?" That's simple.  
Posted by Mark Murphy on 07 January, 2019 Interpersonal Skills, , no_cat, no_recent, sb_ad_2, sb_ad_23, sb_ad_3, Video | 0 comments | Read more →

Do People See You As A 'Positive Disruptor' Or Just Disruptive?


The biggest-name CEOs usually have reputations as disruptors; think Jeff Bezos, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Sara Blakely, and more. But when you’ve invented a smartphone or an electric car or slimming underwear, you don’t need to worry too much about whether people think you’re too disruptive; your inventions are so good that you can disrupt with impunity.

Quiz: How Do Your Time Management Skills Stack Up?

We all suffer from the “busyness disease.” More than half of working Americans say they don’t have enough time to do the things they want to do. The scarcest resource professionals and leaders have is their time (not money or people or influence). Time. And it’s why the top frustrations of professionals and leaders are typically not having enough time, struggling to balance priorities, and reacting to everyone else’s priorities. Take this quiz to see how your time management skills stack up!
Posted by Mark Murphy on 11 December, 2018 , no_cat, no_recent, Quizzes, sb_ad_2, sb_ad_23, sb_ad_3, Time Management | 3 comments | Read more →

Five Ways To Shut Down Workplace Bullying

There are definite steps leaders can take to proactively address bullying. However, if a workplace “conflict” involves an issue of illegal activity, violence (and threats), sexual harassment, worker/customer safety, or other issue with legal ramifications, this is not something to try and handle on your own.

2 Early-Warning Signs Your Leadership Style Is Too Harsh For Your Employees

Leaders are under huge pressure to get results. But sometimes that pressure manifests into a leadership style that’s so harsh it makes employees buckle under the intensity. As I’ve noted elsewhere, there’s a fine line between pushing people to achieve greatness and pushing so hard that it makes them crack.

Video: Stop Blamers With These 3 Words

Stop being frustrated when people won't take ownership for their mistakes. Use the technique in this video to stop blamers!

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Posted by Mark Murphy on 06 November, 2018 , no_cat, no_recent, sb_ad_2, sb_ad_23, sb_ad_3 | 0 comments | Read more →

Here's An Interview Question To Test If Millennial Candidates Are Actually Entitled Narcissists

Of all the charges that get leveled against millennials, the most pernicious, and ubiquitous, is that they’re entitled narcissists. Now, those charges are seriously overblown (and often completely inaccurate). But for the moment, let’s imagine that we do think the ‘entitled narcissist’ label fits and that we need a way to assess job candidates to ensure that anybody we hire is not an entitled narcissist. Is such a thing even possible?
Posted by Mark Murphy on 27 June, 2018 , no_cat, no_recent, sb_ad_2, sb_ad_23, sb_ad_3 | 1 comment | Read more →

How Do I Fix An Employee Who Absolutely Refuses To Listen To My Feedback?

My research has found that 88% of employees say they would want to hear the truth if their job performance was poor. And yet, how many people do you know who actually embrace, and take to heart, tough, pointed, truthful feedback? Very few, I’ll bet.
And it’s not just employees; bosses are also very resistant to feedback or suggestions for improvement. I recently conducted a study of 27,048 executives, managers and employees called“The Risks of Ignoring Employee Feedback.”
Posted by Mark Murphy on 26 June, 2018 , no_cat, no_recent, sb_ad_2, sb_ad_23, sb_ad_3 | 1 comment | Read more →

When You Get Criticized At Work, Try Using The 'Fire Model'

I know my readers rarely do anything worthy of criticism, but play along with me anyway. Let’s imagine your boss enters your office and blasts you with this...
Posted by Mark Murphy on 16 April, 2018 , no_cat, no_recent, sb_ad_2, sb_ad_23, sb_ad_3 | 1 comment | Read more →

How To Tell If A Job Candidate Is Lying In The Interview

Do you ever find yourself suspicious that an applicant is lying during a job interview, but you’re not sure how to uncover the truth without resorting to over-the-top interrogation techniques? The science of textual analysis tells us that truth-tellers actually speak differently than truth-stretchers, and you can apply that data to make better hiring decisions.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 12 April, 2018 Hiring for Attitude, , no_cat, no_recent, sb_ad_2, sb_ad_23, sb_ad_3 | 0 comments | Read more →

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