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  • 7 WAYS ARGUING BENEFITS YOUR RELATIONSHIP, ACCORDING TO EXPERTS

    While you may not like to argue with your significant other, it probably happens sometimes. You may know couples who argue often and those who don’t. But there are several reasons why arguing may be good for your relationship. In fact, an online study, “Able Arguers,”...

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  • REMOTE EMPLOYEES ARE ANGRY: 3 KEYS TO RE-ENGAGE AND BOOST PERFORMANCE

    A recent article in Harvard Business Review, by Joseph Grenny and David Maxfield, discussed their study of remote employees and their findings were powerful....

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  • 20 LIFE-CHANGING BOOKS YOU MUST ADD TO YOUR LIST FOR 2017

    Crucial Conversations is ranked No. 9 on the list of 20 life-changing books you must read in 2017....

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  • THIS IS WHAT REMOTE WORKERS NEED MOST FROM THEIR BOSSES

    Working remotely is a sought-after perk when it comes to employment, but that doesn’t mean it’s all rainbows and unicorns. Workplace politics can be more frequent and complicated when you work from home, according to research by Joseph Grenny and David Maxfield, coauthors of Crucial Conversations:...

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  • 7 SKILLS YOU NEED TO MANAGE REMOTE EMPLOYEES

    But for all the perks of being productive in pajamas, there are challenges. As part of a recent study, VitalSmarts surveyed 1,153 remote employees and found they more often feel undervalued than their onsite associates do. Specifically, remote employees more frequently feel that coworkers talk behind their...

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  • 3 WAYS TO SALVAGE A MEETING THAT’S GONE SOUR AFTER A BIG CONFLICT

    After exploring various examples of dicey situations, Joseph Grenny, author, keynote speaker, business performance social scientist, and cofounder of VitalSmarts, offers a line that managers can use to “interrupt the chaos” in the Harvard Business Review....

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  • HOW TO SAVE A MEETING THAT’S GOTTEN TENSE

    It can be surprisingly easy to bring order to a chaotic meeting — and to turn conflict back into conversation — if you know how. Perhaps you don’t have an angry mob yelling at your meeting but there are lots of crises that managers face...

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  • SUPPORTING REMOTE WORKERS

    But there are also downsides. A new survey conducted by corporate training firm VitalSmarts finds that a majority of remote workers (52 percent) feels that their colleagues don’t treat them equally....

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  • 7 CRITICAL SKILLS FOR MANAGING REMOTE WORKERS

    Remote and flexible work opportunities are quickly becoming a differentiator for attracting and retaining top tech talent. But remote workers face unique challenges that on-site colleagues don’t, according to a new study from authors and social scientists Joseph Grenny and David Maxfield, including unequal treatment...

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  • FEELING UNDERVALUED AS A REMOTE WORKER? HERE’S WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT

    According to a new study by New York Times bestselling authors Joseph Grenny and David Maxfield, remote employees often feel undervalued by their coworkers. The research, which examined the challenges that remote employees face, surveyed 1,400 employees and found that nearly half (45%) of remote workers feel that their...

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