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How to spot narcissists in the workplace?

Although it’s not possible to define a complete list of narcissistic attributes, there are some common qualities which are widely noticed among narcissists. And just to be clear, working with narcissists doesn’t necessarily have only negative consequences. If you notice that someone has narcissistic features, that person can still be your great colleague, manager or …

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How to receive a compliment without being awkward

No matter what we do in life, we all crave approval. Regardless of whether it concerns our work, hobbies, personal features or even our physique. Appreciation makes us feel good about ourselves. It also makes us perform better in the area we’re praised for. That’s because compliments activate the same region of the brain as …

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Why is praising people at work so important?

Praising demotivates, slating motivates There are different approaches to praising people at work as well as plenty of myths regarding the issue. Some managers believe that praising can actually lower people’s performance. They argue that it doesn’t make sense to compliment people too much because it will make them arrogant and pompous. They are scared …

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