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Making excuses

I don’t know of any other talent that comes naturally to all human beings as making excuses. It’s something that we pick up; maybe from our parents, who picked it up from theirs, and so on. I don’t know the genesis of how we came about mastering this art, but there are simply no excuses […]

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Claiming credit that we do not deserve

One of the most super-annoying habits is to overestimate one’s contribution to any team’s successes. Even if you genuinely believe you saved the day, chances are, you didn’t do it all by yourself. There are exceptions, of course, but let’s not go there for now. Instead, try this exercise: a) For one day, take a […]

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Failing to give proper recognition

Not giving proper recognition for a job well done is the most basic and common form of disrespect and rude behaviour within organizations. Yet we see it all the time. The sad part is that not all leaders do it unintentionally. Most don’t do it because it’s “not their style” or it doesn’t feel like […]