Throughout September 2019, DRIVEN has been analyzing the counterproductive temptation many of us have to be right all the time, and the impacts our actions have on the psychology of the workplace. For some, this temptation has grown into an addiction, and is one of the greatest stressors people face in their careers. We published…

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Have you earned the label “Control Freak”? There are more than a few ways you can be sure, and they’re staring right at you in the workplace. I’m referring to your colleagues, who bear witness each time you dominate a project, shut down their ideas, stand in judgment, and ruminate on tiny details instead of…

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Last week, we gave you a sampling of some of our most informative blog articles of the year (if you missed it, link to it HERE). Today, we’re back with four more significant DRIVEN posts from 2018, each offering advice, direction and food-for-thought designed to enhance your career regardless of what stage you’re in. These…

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Making the shift from anxious to excited has revealed itself to be the formula for a curious mindset. Once you’ve made the transformation (which fits into the rare category of simple and easy), your emotions will stabilize, grooming you to receive workplace feedback constructively and without impediment by bias or defensiveness. My recent article, Self-Check…

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Workplace harmony depends upon some specific EQ tenets, not the least of which is the ability of colleagues to Empathize with one another. Such Empathy is the root of inclusion and is essential for creating trust— without which there is low productivity and substandard office functionality. In my recent article The Crux of Connection: Why…

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When I think of GRIT, it takes the form of someone running towards a finish line, with sweat on her face, but determination in her eyes. To complete the analogy based on DRIVEN’s exploration of Grit, perhaps this woman’s greater goal in running the marathon was not so much to cross it off her bucket…

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Now that you’ve examined the 3 Magical Rules of Safe Workplace Communications, and you’ve observed how the A.I.R. Feedback ModelTM can be applied to colleagues in need of feedback, let’s dig deeper into the practice of revealing people’s Blind Spots to them. After all, living by the simple concept of “the more one sees, the…

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In our detailed look at emotional self-assessment, we’ve identified that measuring the feelings of others is just as important as self-regulation. As it turns out, these assessments cover a major portion of the tenents of Emotional Intelligence. EQ is more important to a healthy corporate culture and an individual’s career success than is IQ. And,…

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Intraoffice trust can be grown when you acquire a baseline assessment of your coworkers’ trustworthiness, and combine it with a wide, historical lens through which to view them individually. My recent article illustrated this process by proposing a familiar-sounding scenario designed to recalibrate your trust-detecting mechanisms (remember Joe?) Trust, however, is a two-way street. So…

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Think for a moment about your idea of trustworthiness. Which attributes do you require in your colleagues to consider them trustworthy? What qualities do you strive to exhibit to communicate your own trustworthiness to others? Before you settle on definitive answers to these important questions about workplace communication, consider a TrustedAdvisor.com study that dissects Maister’s…

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