Negotiations are opportunities for collaboration. Going in with a pre-determined agenda of points sets up expectations that the process will be protracted and painstaking
When you find the recipe for success with an individual or group, it’s tempting to try and reproduce those characteristics. But what are the implications?
Pressure. Some people thrive on it; others buckle. But how can we predict someone’s reaction? And if we have an idea of what this reaction will be, how can we help people to develop?
It’s party time and everyone has a role to play. Can you spot yourself and your colleagues?
There’s no avoiding it. The advent calendars are open and Michael Bublé is telling you that it’s beginning to look a lot like… Christmas! The question is – have you done your shopping yet?
How do you break the ice and establish rapport quickly? How do you create a collaborative, engaged atmosphere and work towards psychological safety while ensuring the work stays on schedule?
Have you experienced the impact of anxiety in your team? How does it affect the team's performance? Who in your team is likely to be driven by anxiety? How is this managed, so that it is beneficial?
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