Harib Shaqsy

Managing Volatile People – Get the Best From Emotional Team Members

[ad_1] Get the Best From Emotional Team Members © iStockphotoChepkoHow do you avoid setting people off? Flavia manages a team of professionals who work together successfully on highly creative projects. However, she is becoming increasingly concerned about the effect that one team member, Sayid, has on the wider group dynamic. Sayid is one of Flavia's most talented team members, but his behavior is extremely unpredictable. Some days he's charming, funny and a pleasure to work with; at other times, he can be angry, moody and rude. His colleagues find his behavior upsetting, and they feel that they're "walking on egg shells" around him. They've become reluctant to involve him in discussions, decisions or social events, which makes the problem even worse....

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Increasing Your Visibility – Raising Your Profile at Work

[ad_1] Raising Your Profile at Work © iStockphotoda-kukBe seen in your company. A promotion opportunity recently came up in Patrick's department. The job matched his skills perfectly, so he was shocked when he didn't get an interview, especially when he learned that the successful candidate was less experienced than him. When Patrick asked his boss why he hadn't been considered for the role, she said the selection panel didn't know anything about him, so she couldn't convince them that he was the right person for the job. Conversely, the successful applicant was well known to the panel – she had built strong connections with influential people and had represented the department at company-wide gatherings. As a result, they knew what she could do. Unfortunately, this...

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Handling Interview Questions Effectively – Putting Yourself in the Best Light

[ad_1] Putting Yourself in the Best Light © iStockphotoRTimagesDon’t be intimidated by difficult interview questions. You're midway through an interview for a promotion you really want, and you think you're doing well so far. Suddenly, the interviewer asks a question you don't know how to answer, and this throws you off guard. Your heart sinks, and you start talking without knowing how you're going to finish the sentence. You don't need to see the interviewer's face to know that you handled this question badly. How you respond to questions in an interview can make or break your chance of getting a promotion. In this article, we'll explore how you can answer even the toughest questions gracefully and intelligently. The Importance...

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Servant Leadership – Being a Servant First, a Leader Second

[ad_1] Putting Your Team First, and Yourself Second © iStockphotoMarkLinnardFind out how meeting others’ needs can make you a more effective leader. A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better. – Jim Rohn, American entrepreneur. Everyone on Samit's team knows that he's "there for them." He checks in with them often to see how they are, and he helps them develop the skills they need to advance their careers, even if this means that they may move on. Samit also makes an effort to see situations from others' perspectives. He makes decisions with the team's best interests in mind, and...

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Working With the Control Influence Accept Model – Giving Your Best When Problems Arise

[ad_1] Giving Your Best When Problems Arise © GettyImagesArandLearn how to ride the waves of uncertainty with the Control Influence Accept model. "You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf." – Jon Kabat-Zinn, Professor of Medicine Emeritus, University of Massachusetts. Imagine the scene: you arrive at work to find that there's been a sudden and substantial increase in the price of a key raw material that your company uses to make its best-selling product. Almost overnight, your business is facing considerable losses. How do you react? You could immediately get to work on finding a solution. Do you pass the cost increase to your customer, in whole or in part? Is there a different raw material that...

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