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Everyone needs at least one diversion that makes friends and family go, “Really? You spend your time on that?” Mine at the moment is debunking an urban myth that is making the rounds. Maybe you’ve seen it.
There are multiple versions, but this one concerns a white woman (the story makes a point of describing her as being white and in her 50s) who obnoxiously objects to being assigned a plane seat next to a black man.[…] Continue Reading »
Last week, we asked: How do you deal with team members who disrupt the team dynamic?
- Coach them and better integrate them into the team: 65%
- Remove them from the team for the greater good: 18%
- Accept it and work around them: 17%
Disruptive team members can be more destructive than your competitors.[…] Continue Reading »
It’s all in this week’s top five most-clicked links in SmartBrief for CFOs:
- How to avoid becoming a micromanager
- How changing your thinking can help you deal with difficult people
- 3 ways to win at office politics
- How asking the right questions can help fix your team’s culture
- What Steve Jobs taught us about management
Last week, we asked: How much of a role do office politics play in success at your workplace?
- Somewhat. Being able to play the game helps. — 49%
- A ton!
SmartPulse — our weekly reader poll in Smartbrief on Workforce — tracks feedback from leading managers and HR practitioners. We run the poll question each Wednesday in our e-newsletter and feature analysis from SmartBrief on Workforce Senior Editor Mary Ellen Slayter on this blog.
Last week’s poll question: Would you describe any of your current co-workers as “toxic”?[…] Continue Reading »