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Senior Executives Need a Work Ally

Senior Executives Need a Work Ally

Senior leadership teams are often political, which can make them feel more competitive than supportive. When you reach the top, you may feel that you’re on your own, or that you can’t take risks or make mistakes. To get the support you need to thrive, find a close...

To Use Your Time Better, Track It

To Use Your Time Better, Track It

It’s hard to know whether you’re using your time efficiently. Even if you’re always working hard and stressed out are you sure you’re spending your time on the right things? To find out, try a time-tracking exercise.

Recover from a Cultural Faux Pas

Recover from a Cultural Faux Pas

A social mistake in another culture isn’t easy to recover from. Maybe it was a joke that misfired, an unintentional violation of personal space, or a misreading of the context that resulted in someone losing face. Before working in another culture, make an effort to...

Help Your Boss Be Aware of What’s Happening on the Team

Bosses have a lot to deal with, so it’s not hard for them to miss day-to-day issues with their employees. If your team has a problem, and your boss doesn’t seem to understand what’s going on, try to help them catch up. Without being overly blunt or critical, provide a social reading of the situation that your boss is missing.

Perfectionists, Think About When You’ve Succeeded Imperfectly

Being a perfectionist isn’t easy, especially if your desire for everything to be just right causes you to put off decisions, worry over sunk costs, or ruminate over failures and weaknesses. To help yourself ease up, try focusing on and learning from your successes. Ask yourself: Have I always done everything flawlessly? (Probably not.)

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