How to Communicate With Your Team to Earn Their Respect

Respect, it is said, is earned and not given. For many of us, being respected as a leader or colleague is hard-won and, in the early stages of a professional relationship, it can seem like a bit of...

Written by Emma Serlin

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Why you don't need to act like a man to succeed at work

‘Act like a man to succeed’ is a misguided piece of advice on several counts. Quite aside from the problem of deciding which men to imitate (what if they are dysfunctional or incompetent?), this...

Written by Emma Serlin

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The Do’s and Don’ts of dealing with interruptions at work

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7 self-sabotaging things you’re doing at work

Have you ever found yourself apologising for a suggestion, preceding an idea with a self-deprecating disclaimer, or phrasing a comment as a question in order to soften it? These communication habits...

Written by Emma Serlin

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Be more assertive at work (not aggressive)

How is it that some people seem to get exactly what they want at work, while others struggle to get anywhere at all? We all know the sort of people – they are often the recipients of promotions ahead...

Written by Michael Pryke

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Authentic speech: what does it mean and why should you care?

We all know what inauthentic communication looks and sounds like. Whether it’s a politician from an elite background trying to mimic a Northern working class accent to “get on the voters’ level”,...

Written by Emma Serlin

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