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Dealing with politics

How to navigate and survive the politics in a partnership – as well as become politically savvy.

9 tips for successfully dealing with conflict at work

Jon Baker, shares his top 9 tips for dealing with conflict in your team and workplace. Here are nine ideas to help you successful deal with conflict at work: Disagreement is not the same as conflict. Disagreement can lead to discussion and learning. It’s easy to sense disagreement and feel oneself getting ready for battle. …

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6 non-career limiting ways of saying no to partners, colleagues and clients

One little word. No. You would have thought it would have been easy to use this word in the workplace. After all, we are all normal, rational adults. (Well, on second thoughts!) However, why is it that some professionals find it really difficult to say ‘no’? When this word, used sensitively and diplomatically can often …

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9 easy non-verbal signals which mean all is not going well

In our recent blog series on how to navigate your firm’s politics successfully (part 1, part 2, part 3), we talked about the need to learn to read non-verbal body language. Very often it is a person’s body language, which will give the greatest clues to their state of mind. The skill of reading non-verbal body language can …

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8 questions to ask yourself before you contribute to the firm’s grapevine

In our blog series on 12 ways to successfully navigate your firm’s politics  (part 1, part 2, part 3), we talked about avoiding gossiping or supplying information to the firm’s grapevine. Here are 8 questions to ask yourself BEFORE you share some information: Why am I sharing this? Does it create or solve a problem? Do people …

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What are political mistakes? And, can they really wreck my career?

In our last three blog posts (part 1, part 2, part 3) we have been looking at ways to navigate and survive the firm’s politics. In this blog post we will look at what we mean by political mistakes. Firstly, let us remind ourselves about what we mean by being politically savvy: (definition is taken …

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