Trust during a pandemic is hard to get and hard to earn

The theme I have heard most from managers this year is the difficulty of building trust with staff during a period of uncertainty. Subordinates crave certainty – or seem to – but managers can’t deliver when the future is murky and everything can change so quickly. They fear that it erodes trust, since managers look…

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How To Land A New Job In Tough Times

Yesterday a #BabyBoomer called me with a question that many of you might be tossing around. Sandy asked, “I really dislike my current #boss, and I want to leave this #job, but should I just be grateful I have a job and not try for a new one? The #pandemic has caused so much bad…

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How to design better conversations for better results

Conversation seems to happen by happenstance. Sometimes we might develop an agenda for a meeting, offering some structure, but rarely will we go beyond that. Fred Dust, a former senior partner and global managing director at the legendary design firm IDEO, says that’s not enough. We need to design our conversations so something great will…

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6 patronizing phrases you say at work without realizing it

Whether you’re in charge of managing a team, head of a department or are in a role where you’re required to participate frequently in meetings, responding to fellow coworker’s ideas and contributions in a way that’s respectful is important. Not only does it position you as a team player, it also shows you’re collaborative and easy to work with – which is…

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5 Social Media Mistakes You’re Probably Making

#Jobseekers are savvier about #socialmedia than you might think. In a 2019 survey conducted by employment screening services firm JDP, 84% of respondents said that they believed social media had an impact on hiring decisions. Perhaps as a result, 50% reported that they had removed old social media profiles or posts to safeguard their professional…

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International Day of People with Disabilities (IDWPD)

International Day of Persons with Disabilities falls on the 3rd of December each year, with the aim of promoting empowerment, and helping to create real opportunities for people with disabilities. This enhances their own capacities and supports them in setting their own priorities. Empowerment involves investing in people in jobs, health, nutrition, education, and social…

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Thinking about permanently working from home?

In these times of #COVID-related work transitions, do you havethe choice to work from home on a permanent basis? That might have seemed like a dream option six months ago, but for others, one that is not so welcome. Yet, for many, it has become a reality. Plans to have workers returnto the office have…

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