Month: May 2018

When Networking, Be Yourself

It seems like the right approach to networking: Figure out what the person you’re connecting with wants to hear, and then work to impress them. But tactics like self-promotion and ingratiation can backfire. Research shows there are two reasons why: Trying to anticipate what will impress the other person both increases your anxiety and makes … Continue reading “When Networking, Be Yourself”

Praise Your Star Performer, but Not Too Much

When you have star performers on your team, you may be tempted to lavish them with praise. After all, managing a supremely talented person is a boss’s dream, so why not tell them how much you appreciate them? But be careful that you don’t feed their ego too much, or they’ll constantly be looking for … Continue reading “Praise Your Star Performer, but Not Too Much”

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