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Effective or not? Faced with a new idea or innovation the reaction of many people is to ask “Does it work?”

This may be a natural response, but bear in mind that things don’t have to be proven to work for you to use them. You use countless things everyday without guarantee that they’ll work, not understanding how they work, if they do.

Try asking yourself if a spoon ‘works’, or if compassion or gratitude are ‘effective’, and you’ll see what I mean. Things don’t have to work, nor do you necessarily have to understand them, for them to be effective.

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Time to Blame Your Inner Critic?

Self-criticism

Be careful who you listen to.

Self-blame is an ugly habit that can wear you down. When an inner critic gets out of hand its time to call it out, just as you would with any voice raised against you.

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Had An Argument? Do It Right.

Arguments are generally seen as destructive, though some people say the they ‘clear the air’.

Whatever your view, disputes are unavoidable so learning to argue effectively can mean a lot of heartache can be avoided.

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Conflict: Agenda for Managers

Conflict at work

When a dispute between employees becomes visible it usually falls to a manager to intervene but few are confident in doing this so they’ll often ignore the conflict in the hope that it’ll go away, downplay the seriousness of the disagreement, or approach it ineffectively.
Research by OPP charts the costs and benefits of conflict, and a guide from CIPD identifies the behaviours that will help managers recognise and proactively manage disputes at work.

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