Something You Should Know about Coworkers


Women & Negotiation

December 4, 2014

Interview with Linda Babcock, author of Women Don't Ask: The High Cost of Avoiding Negotiation--and Positive Strategies for Change

 

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Mike Carruthers:
An interesting difference between men and women is that men tend to ask for what they want, and women don't.

 

Linda Babcock:
I interviewed a woman who was getting her first job after her M.B.A., and she said, "You know I didn't negotiate my salary because I wanted to start out on the right foot with my employer." 
 


Linda Babcock

Strategies For Success

November 20, 2014

 

Interview with Alan C. Fox, author of the book People Tools for Business

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you’re going to get ahead in the world you’ve got to know how to make things happen. Here’s a story…

 

Alan C. Fox:
I came into my office after being gone for a few days on a Tuesday morning the elevator didn’t work, it’ stopped working it trapped someone in the elevator on Thursday afternoon and it still wasn’t fixed.
 


Alan C. Fox

How To Listen Better Than You Have Before

November 11, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Marcia Reynolds, author of the book The Discomfort Zone: How Leaders Turn Difficult Conversations Into Breakthroughs (BK Business)

 

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Mike Carruthers:
In any important conversation you have it’s important to remember that…

 

Dr. Marcia Reynolds:
Listening is the most important piece of a conversation. So many people like rehearse what it is I’m going to say and it never turns out the way you think it is anyway.
 


Dr. Marcia Reynolds

When Inexperience Is A Good Thing

November 10, 2014

 

Interview with Liz Wiseman, author of the book Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When it comes to a job or career it’s experience that matters. Or does it?

 

Liz Wiseman:
I think that advice has been accurate for a lot of years but the world of work has changed a lot in the last few years.
 


Liz Wiseman

How To Give & Take Criticism - Part 2

November 4, 2014

 

Interview with Deb Bright, author of the book The Truth Doesn't Have to Hurt

 

To hear the complete interview with Deb Bright click here

 

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Mike Carruthers:
For criticism to be effective there has to be trust between giver and receiver.

 

Deb Bright:
Because when you trust someone then you know the intent is positive. You know that they’re there to help you not hurt you.
 


Deb Bright

 

How To Give & Take Criticism

November 3, 2014

 

Interview with Deb Bright, author of the book The Truth Doesn't Have to Hurt

 

To hear the complete interview with Deb Bright click here

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Criticism in many workplaces the word has become taboo.

 

Deb Bright:
We’ve colored or painted it over with other words like appreciative feedback, caring confrontation, a coaching moment. You know what we’ve done is we’ve really created a tremendous amount of confusion in the workplace.
 


Deb Bright

 

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

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