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Manage Your Bullies Well

Posted April 4, 2013

NOTE FROM JIM

How well do you navigate bullying and toxic behavior, be it from managers, subordinates, colleagues, clients, board directors, investors, or from those in your personal life? Yes, those emotional manipulators. You’ve had a few of them in your life, no?

Do you let them loose your composure or take you by surprise? How have you responded? What best to do?

Each of us is responsible for our own behavior regardless of circumstance. There will always be others around us who don't. Don't take ...

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What's Your Dominant Motivational Focus: Promotion Vs. Prevention?

Posted April 9, 2013

NOTE FROM JIM

How we perform in each of the facets of our life may have much to do about our differing motivations in the various aspects of our lives: professionally, as a parent, and as a life partner.

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. is associate director for the Motivation Science Center at the Columbia University Business School.   In a recent post on HBR, Heidi writes about the difference between Promotion Focus vs. Prevention Focus.

In the separate spheres of your life, what is your d...

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