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Office tribes

office tribes behaviour Office tribes and behaviour fascinate me. A recent company survey on sponsorship preferences gave the most formidable insight into how different groups of people can interact in a corporate ecosystem. It got me thinking. What are the different tribes in my office? In an open space environment, it is easy to spot and observe…

Sunday night anxiety

Sunday Night Anxiety

It’s Sunday evening   Which means it is Monday tomorrow. Again.   Depending on your time zone, the sinking feeling might or might not have already started. And it is most likely to strike at precisely 4.13pm. How do you know!? Might you ask. Well – there is an awful lot of research out there. A simple Google…

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Office Archetypes — Bosses

If you have worked in professional services for a while, you will have probably noticed a few recurring characters – especially when it comes to office bosses    Here are some of the most common.   The Godfather   Godfathers are Senior Partners or VPs that have been around the office for years. They see themselves…

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Can you be yourself at work?

I recently found out that one of the best people I know is leaving the company. When I asked her why, she said that she was becoming someone she didn’t like – she said that she could no longer stand the snappy and stressed out high-functioning sociopath that she had become.   Most new age management…

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Be your confident best

We all have a different strategy to project confidence in office situations.   I was at a dinner party recently, and ended up chatting to a few really interesting and successful people. We shared stories about instances when things didn’t go so well, and looked at the effectiveness of various tricks to boost confidence in the workplace. Until…