Something You Should Know about Coworkers


When You Are Overwhelmed

October 27, 2014

 

Interview with Scott Eblin, author of the book Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Do you feel like you’re overworked and overwhelmed?

 

Scott Eblin:
The first thing I would say if you’re overworked and overwhelmed is you’re probably in a state of chronic fight or flight. And we all know what fight or flight is right? It’s useful in emergency situations but life is not a continuous emergency.
 


Scott Eblin

How To Be A Good Employee

October 17, 2014

 

Interview with Kathy Hayward, co-author of the book Wise Words for Employees: Becoming Indispensable

 

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Mike Carruthers:
It’s important to remember that there’s a big difference between being good at your job and being a good employee.

 

Kathy Hayward:
I so often see that people think that "I do a really great job and I produce a hundred widgets per day so they’ll never let me go," and they’re really shocked when they are let go because they were a problem employee.
 

 

Doing What's Important

October 14, 2013

 

Interview with Matthew Kelly, author of the book The Rhythm of Life: Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Think about it. We all have needs in 4 areas of life…


Matthew Kelley:
Physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual. Most simply defined, if you don’t eat, you will die.
 


Matthew Kelly

A More Productive Day

September 22, 2014

 

Interview with Mitzi Weinman, author of the book It's About Time! Transforming Chaos into Calm, A to Z

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Having a productive day really starts with planning it the night before.

 

Mitzi Weinman:
And then when you come in the next day you’re ready to go. And starting your day off with the highest priority or the thing you dread is really the way to go.
 


Mitzi Weinman

Being More Efficient On The Job - Part 2

September 19, 2014

 

Interview with Julie Morgenstern, author of the book Making Work Work: New Strategies for Surviving and Thriving at the Office

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Here's a great way to be more productive at work.

 

Julie Morgenstern:
Stop checking email for the first hour of the day just completely avoid email.
 


Julie Morgenstern

Confrontation - Part 2

August 26, 2014

 

Interview with Barbara Pachter, author of the book The Power of Positive Confrontation: The Skills You Need to Handle Conflicts at Work, at Home, Online, and in Life, completely revised and updated edition

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Most likely you’ve been in a confrontation with someone that got heated and didn’t end well.

 

Barbara Pachter:
When you meet someone’s aggression with your own aggression you’re giving that person power over you.

 


Barbara Pachter

How To Be More Persuasive - Part 2

August 14, 2014

 

Interview with Ruth Sherman, author of the book Get Them to See It Your Way, Right Away: How to Persuade Anyone of Anything 

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When you need to persuade someone of something, a friend, a co-worker, even your boss…

 

Ruth Sherman :
There is something very important that successful people do, that's very persuasive and that is they project confidence.


Ruth Sherman

How To Be More Persuasive

August 13, 2014

 

Interview with Ruth Sherman, author of the book Get Them to See It Your Way, Right Away: How to Persuade Anyone of Anything 

 

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Mike Carruthers:
What does it take to be a powerful persuader?

 

Ruth Sherman :
The idea that you can persuade people is rooted, I believe, in a lot of small but significant behaviors that have done well to differentiate you from the rest of the people out there.
 


Ruth Sherman

How Technology Is Making The Workplace Obsolete

July 18, 2014

 

Interview with Richard Lieberman, author of the book Your Job And How Technology Will Change It

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Technology has changed the way many of us do our jobs and more changes are coming.

 

Richard Lieberman:
Right now people use technology as a tool to help them with their job. The big change is we’re going to see technology as a collaborator in doing your job.
 

 

Why It's Important To Ask "Why?"

July 7, 2014

 

Interview with Bill Jensen, author of the book Disrupt! Think Epic. Be Epic.

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When you're at work and people ask you to do something the first thing you should do is ask why.

 

Bill Jensen:
Because most everyone who is sending stuff to you is just trying to get stuff off of their desk. And frankly they haven't thought through why.
 


Bill Jensen

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