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Thrive on the Job Despite a Difficult Manager

In a “perfect” world, managers would support, guide and inspire their team with wisdom and enthusiasm. The sad reality is, however, many managers fall short of this ideal. For whatever reason, rather than lead and motivate, many managers simply hold the title without seizing the opportunities - and responsibilities - the position requires.

As a result, those managers’ teams find themselves unmotivated, directionless and unproductive. If you’re one of those team members, struggling to find meaning and a sense of professional satisfaction while suffering under poor management, take solace in the fact that you’re not alone.

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Manage Your Career from Day One

Sometimes we think simply arriving on time for our day and keeping busy with the work in front of us is what counts. It’s the lead most of us follow when we finish up with the new hire orientation or onboarding process that comes with starting a new job. However, this is simply not the case. One of the recurring themes among my clients is, “I don’t know how this happened,” when they are handed bad news about their performance, bullied, or even fired.

How does this happen? It’s truly the difference between managing your career vs. letting someone else do it for you.

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Interviewing & Non-Verbal Communication

Ever wonder what your non-verbals say to others? Studies have shown that non-verbal cues outrank the actual words you say in terms of how favorably you are evaluated and the impression you leave behind. How you manage your non-verbals, and more importantly, how aware you are of what you are saying (without uttering a word) is key to getting what you want.

Have you ever shown up to an interview with sweaty palms? We've all been there.

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