The Key to Influence: Make your Voice Bigger


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Influence and Difficult People

The topic of how to influence difficult people, comes up in my work all the time. (At all levels.)

One of the most useful tools in the influence tool kit is to make your voice bigger. Read More

More than one boss? Serving Multiple Masters


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Managing unreasonable expectations

“How should I deal with having more than just one boss, when all of them have unreasonable expectations? I serve multiple masters and they all act like their work is the only thing that I should be working on.”

This question comes up a lot in my Forward Program for professional development, so I thought I would answer it here on the blog. Read More

The true cost of bad managers


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Bad managers cause real damage

When bad managers are allowed to run free, everyone suffers.

Employees Suffer

Employees feel unsupported, undirected, bullied, confused, unmotivated, unappreciated, frustrated, and constantly questioning, “is it me?” So they are not engaged and they are not productive. Read More

Bullies and Sabotage



This month’s webinar was on Bullies and Sabotage.

If you missed it, you can download the podcast!

Bullies and Sabotage

This is a useful webinar to download if you:

  • Need to deal with a boss or a peer who is a bully, and keep your career intact
  • Need to counter a saboteur who is challenging your credibility and reputation
  • Want some specific tactics to disarm bullies and saboteurs, and protect yourself
  • Want to feel stronger and more confident around strong, negative personalities

My childhood bully

I was bullied for many years as a child. Read More

When your boss is clueless


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I recently have written about bosses being addicted to detail, or wasting time by not appreciating the cost of asking a question.

Several people came back to me and asked me to write about the other side of this problem, when you boss stays so high level that they don’t know what’s going on and don’t understand what needs to be done. Read More

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