Working Together Articles

  • Are you wondering if you are unapproachable? There are three main tells.

    How to Know if People Think You're Unapproachable

    April 4, 2018

    How do you know if people think you're unapproachable? Well, before we get into that, let’s answer two questions. First – does it matter if you are seen as approachable at work? And second, if you are seen as unapproachable, do you have to change your whole personality to be seen as approachable?  The answers: yes and no, LinkedIn Learning author Dorie Clark...

  • Accepting only these five responses will increase collaboration and make your team more agile.

    Why You Should Only Accept These 5 Responses When You Make an Ask

    April 2, 2018

    Fred Kofman – author of the critically renowned book Conscious Business and a LinkedIn Learning instructor – sees a common problem in today’s workplace: too much talk, not enough action. Why does this happen? Because of a lack of commitment, which leads to a lack of accountability, Kofman said. This is the result of meetings where people might philosophically...

  • Here's how and why you should perfect your personal elevator pitch.

    Why You Should Have a Personal Elevator Pitch (And How to Make One)

    February 14, 2018

    Most of the time, whenever we meet someone new, there’s a pleasant exchange of names and perhaps a handshake. And then there’s usually a moment of awkward silence, as somebody searches for something to say. Usually, what’s said next is a generic question or a generic statement, which is met by a generic response. And then the conversation will either last for a...

  • Learn from Benjamin Franklin how to make a work enemy into a friend.

    How to Turn an Enemy Into a Friend, According to Ben...

    February 12, 2018

    Bold prediction of the day: there might be someone at work who you don’t get along with. The problem? In your personal life, you can...

  • If you want to have an unproductive meeting, bring your phone and email on it the whole time.

    How to Lose Friends and Alienate People: Bring Your Phone...

    January 24, 2018

    MIT Professor Sherry Turkle has a simple message for any leader who thinks it’s a good idea to bring a smart phone or a laptop to a...

  • A person's feet or "feet language" can tell a lot about how they are feeling in a given moment.

    Want to Know How Someone is Really Feeling? Look At Their...

    January 8, 2018

    When we are reading someone’s body language, we tend to focus on their upper body: what they do with their hands, the facial...