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Fixing a Work Relationship Gone Sour

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The good news is that even some of the most strained relationships can be repaired. In fact, a negative relationship turned positive can be a very strong one. “Going through difficult experiences can be the makings of the strongest, most resilient relationships,” says Susan David, a founder of the Harvard/McLean Institute of Coaching and author of the HBR article, “Emotional Agility.” The bad news is that fixing a relationship takes serious effort.

 

“Most people just lower their expectations because it’s easier than dealing with the real issues at hand,” says Brian Uzzi, professor of leadership and organizational change at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and author of the HBR article, “Make Your Enemies Your Allies.” But, he says, the hard work is often worth it, especially in a work environment where productivity and performance are at stake. Here’s how to transform a work relationship that’s turned sour.


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, August 20, 2014 6:27 PM

Sometimes you get stuck in a rut with someone at work — a boss, a coworker, a direct report. Perhaps there’s bad blood between you or you simply haven’t been getting along. What can you do to turn the relationship around? Is it possible to start anew?

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Turning Who You Are into What You Do

Turning Who You Are into What You Do | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

Around 600 B.C., the first of the Greek sages, Thales of Miletus, made the observation that the most difficult thing in the world was “To Know Thyself.” This astute comment still rings true today and is even timelier given the rediscovery of Sigmund Freud’s notion of unconscious processes
 

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How to Be a Powerful Coach and Mentor: Break These Management Rules | Roth Staffing Client Blog


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Dental Dynamic's curator insight, January 21, 3:17 PM

Good coaches make exceptional leaders-- they know how to motivate their people to be their best. 

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Problem Solving

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How to Make Decisions and Solve Problems – Techniques and Methods This guide is designed to give you a better understanding of what problem-solving, critical-thinking, and decision-making entail. Not only will you learn about how these ideas can make you a better learner at school or in your career, but give you amazing web links, videosand research resources to help you continue to learn how to incorporate them better into your daily activities

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5 Emotionally Intelligent Practices To Transform Your Team

5 Emotionally Intelligent Practices To Transform Your Team | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

A filmgoer sits down in the local cinema to watch an old movie: The beauty of the film was being horribly distorted due to the black scratches and spots which flashed across the screen. After about half an hour the filmgoer abruptly got up; taking a handkerchief out, walked up to the screen and rubbed furiously at the black spots. Of course nothing was at all changed. The spots on the screen weren't the problem. The spots on the projector were the real problem. And so it is for us in this world and in businesses across the world, we spend the majority of our time rubbing the screen and then we wonder why nothing changes.

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Who’s Got Your Back? Turning Rivals Into Allies - Mind Tools Blog

Who’s Got Your Back? Turning Rivals Into Allies - Mind Tools Blog | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
In “Cultivate: The Power of Winning Relationships,” Barrett shows us how to turn relationships around at work, making rivals and adversaries into allies.
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Coaching for business | ILM – Insight

Coaching for business | ILM – Insight | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
ILM explains coaching in depth: how it works, who it works for and how it is different from other development tools
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Face Your Fears – and Win! - Mind Tools Blog

Face Your Fears – and Win! - Mind Tools Blog | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Learn how to redirect negative energy to become calm and concentrated during stressful situations with this infographic about Centering.
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The Art of Giving and Receiving Advice

The Art of Giving and Receiving Advice | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

Seeking and giving advice are central to effective leadership and decision making. Yet managers seldom view them as practical skills they can learn and improve. Receiving guidance is often seen as the passive consumption of wisdom. And advising is typically treated as a matter of “good judgment”—you either have it or you don’t—rather than a competency to be mastered.


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donhornsby's curator insight, January 8, 10:45 AM

Excellent article on a subject that every leader needs to master.

 

(From the article): As a leader and a decision maker, you must “give as good as you get,” and vice versa—but how can you overcome all those obstacles? We’ve identified some guidelines by combining lessons from academic research with the practical wisdom of experts on the ground—people we interviewed because they are known for their skill at advising. Although they come from a variety of fields (technology, financial services, law, politics, educational administration, consulting, and not for profit), we found striking parallels in their behavior throughout the five stages of advising.

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Six productivity apps you’ll never want to be without

Six productivity apps you’ll never want to be without | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
These apps will save you hours and headaches.

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8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations

8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
A good public speaker takes their audience on a journey, leaving them feeling inspired and motivated. But structuring your speech to get your ideas across and keep your audience engaged all the way through is tricky. Try these eight storytelling techniques for a presentation that wows.

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Tadas Mickevičius's curator insight, January 2, 8:51 PM

Archetypical ways that ways are walked

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You might want to check out these tips for engaging presentations using storytelling techniques!

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Learning Communities With Purpose

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Communities of developing practice combine formal and social learning to help novice workers acquire specific competencies.

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Over 260 MOOCs Are Now Available for Your Professional Development

Over 260 MOOCs Are Now Available for Your Professional Development | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

Open Culture has just released a new list of more than 260 MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)that will take place during this month. The courses span different disciplines and subjects from digital learning to global health issues.Courses are arranged by start date, while evergreen courses, which can begin whenever you wish, are found at the bottom. Also, most of these courses offer  “certificates” or “statements of completion,” though typically not university credit. A “$” indicates that the course is free, but the credential costs money.

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10 Irritating Behaviors that Will Ruin Your Career | Jeff Haden

10 Irritating Behaviors that Will Ruin Your Career | Jeff Haden | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Talent, skill, education, experience -- all are important. But since no one does anything worthwhile on their own, treating other people with courtesy and respect is a key ingredient in long-term professional success.

Yet here's how some people get that really, really wrong:
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Charles Jennings | Workplace Performance: 70:20:10 – Above All Else It’s a Change Agent

Charles Jennings | Workplace Performance: 70:20:10 – Above All Else It’s a Change Agent | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
It “more or less reflects what’s actually true for employees in a typical workplace”. That’s the key to the 70:20:10 model, and there’s an increasing body of data in support of this.

We all know instinctively that we learn most of what we need through observing, mimicking, discussing, trying things out, making mistakes, and trying again until we are adept. That’s the nature of human learning. We are learning animals, born to learn.
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Important Decisions - And How To Make Them

Important Decisions  - And How To Make Them | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Use tree diagrams to solve problems, make decisions and simplify complex issues. Create them on paper, with software, or using online apps.
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How to Write a Business Plan

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Bartolomeu Fonseca's curator insight, January 23, 7:21 AM

A wonderful Business plan lesson....Congrats!

Tiffany Crosby's curator insight, January 23, 10:57 AM

Here's a comprehensive but palatable guide to writing a business plan. You will find links to examples and additional information. It's worth a read if you want to start a business. However, I wouldn't recommend developing a business plan in a vacuum, if you've never tried to do one before. Since this is one of the most important foundational steps you can take, it's worth investing the time in a coach that can challenge your thinking.  

Tammy Hunt's curator insight, January 25, 11:02 AM

No business should ever begin without a solid plan as it's foundation.

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How to Turn a Great Idea Into Reality

How to Turn a Great Idea Into Reality | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

Donald Trump and Alan Sugar I am not. According to our article on entrepreneurial skills, the key qualities you need to develop a business, or take an idea forward more generally, are traits such as creativity, the ability to keep going in the face of hardship, and the social skills needed to build great teams.


Some experts think of entrepreneurs as people who are willing to take risks that other people are not. Others define them as people who start and build successful businesses. But regardless of how you define an “entrepreneur,” one thing is certain: becoming one isn’t easy.

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Apprenticeship Annual Report - Time For Some Hard Truths

Apprenticeship Annual Report - Time For Some Hard Truths | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

As we enter an Election year, you can be pretty certain that the main political parties will be crawling over each other to be seen as the premier Apprenticeship champions and lining up to position Apprenticeships, if not as a solution to world poverty, at the very least, the answer to the UK skills crisis. With so much focus on Apprenticeships. It therefore seems to be an opportune time to review the current status of the project and to highlight some of the challenges and opportunities

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Science of Learning 101: What’s the Point of Instruction?

Science of Learning 101: What’s the Point of Instruction? | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Patti Shank discusses why numerous disciplines (neuroscience, psychology, education, computer science, and others) expend enormous energy and resources to figure out how we learn and how to best build instruction?
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Become a Better Manager by Asking the Right Questions

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Looking for ways to become a better manager? Nannette Rundle Carroll explains how being a better manager can be as simple as asking the right questions.

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(From the article): Asking well-framed questions advances your direct reports’ competency and confidence, thus preventing people problems while increasing cooperation. The more adept a manager is at using questions in management processes, the more each direct report will be working to his or her potential and contributing to team development.

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How to Adopt a ‘Do It Different’ Mindset

How to Adopt a ‘Do It Different’ Mindset | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

Most of us are creatures of habit, and it serves us well in many ways. We create basic routines and habits that help guide our daily lives, maximize our productivity and give us the sense that we will have the emotional and physical energy we need to fulfill our home, work and other responsibilities and hopefully be able to tend to our own needs as well.

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Watch Your Language!

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Use Clean Language when coaching team members to help them explore their feelings and thoughts, and gain greater self-awareness through their use of words.
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5 Ways Being Too Nice Can Hurt You

5 Ways Being Too Nice Can Hurt You | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Kindness is always in style, but being a pushover can hurt you in many different ways. Here's a list.

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How to give a great presentation

How to give a great presentation | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
I’ve been coaching folks on how to present at conferences for almost 10 years. Among the amazing people I’ve had the honor of giving feedback to—on their launch—include: Dropbox (now worth $10b), Mint (sold to Intuit for $170m), Yammer (sold to Microsoft $1b+), Clicker (sold to CNET/CBS for $100m), Powerset (sold to Microsoft for $100m), Red Beacon (won best overall at the LAUNCH Festival, sold to Home Depot), Brilliant.org (I’m an investor, they won best 2.0), Boxbee (I’m an angel investor, they won best overall), AdStage (I’m an angel investor, they won best b2b) and countless others.
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