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1. You’re the dissenting vote, and most junior person
Management is interviewing a candidate to be your new boss. They love her; you don’t.
Management is interviewing a candidate to be your new boss. They love her; you don’t.

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2. Project the right energy
This video explains metaskills, which is your ability to make a conscious decision about what energy you project towards other people.
This video explains metaskills, which is your ability to make a conscious decision about what energy you project towards other…

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3. Meeting fatigue
Tactfully push back on endless meetings that meander down the street, seemingly without resolution.
Tactfully push back on endless meetings that meander down the street, seemingly without resolution.

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4. Better luck next time
A colleague didn’t execute so well. You want to be encouraging, so that he fixes the process and better distributes his staff's time.
A colleague didn’t execute so well. You want to be encouraging, so that he fixes the process and better distributes…

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5. My boss is always distracted
Your boss is seldom fully present; you don’t feel that you’re getting the best insights from her. Here’s how you fix it.
Your boss is seldom fully present; you don’t feel that you’re getting the best insights from her. Here’s how you…

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6. How To Be Heard At Work
You were in a meeting in which everyone agreed, except you. But you didn't say anything, for fear of rocking the boat. In this video, I share ideas and tips based on my experience to help you speak up when you feel like you can't.
You were in a meeting in which everyone agreed, except you. But you didn't say anything, for fear of rocking…

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7. Honoring a dissenting opinion
How you as a leader react to a dissenting perspective speaks volumes about the culture you have built.
How you as a leader react to a dissenting perspective speaks volumes about the culture you have built.

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8. Calling Out Fake Agreement
You're in a meeting in which two groups think they just agreed, but you heard disagreement. Here’s how you respectfully clarify.
You're in a meeting in which two groups think they just agreed, but you heard disagreement. Here’s how you respectfully…

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9. Staying focused
Three tips for keeping your conversations clear and focused.
Three tips for keeping your conversations clear and focused.

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10. Making Sure Meetings Stay Productive
What to say when someone is droning on in a meeting.
What to say when someone is droning on in a meeting.

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11. Balancing Voices During a Meeting
Do this to ensure your team benefits from all voices.
Do this to ensure your team benefits from all voices.

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12. Using Communication To Boost Team Dynamics
Make use of skillful communication to strengthen your team's dynamics. This is a wonderful opportunity to be vulnerable and positive at the same time.
Make use of skillful communication to strengthen your team's dynamics. This is a wonderful opportunity to be vulnerable and positive…

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13. Working With an Edgy Colleague
How to communicate with an edgy colleague while respecting their time and expertise.
How to communicate with an edgy colleague while respecting their time and expertise.

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14. Why showing appreciation is important
In this video, I discuss the power of appreciation and offer examples of good ways to show it. Trust me, you can’t over-acknowledge, over-appreciate or over-thank people.
In this video, I discuss the power of appreciation and offer examples of good ways to show it. Trust me,…

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15. Thank You For Speaking Freely
A huge "Thank You!" this week to everybody who has been watching and sharing my videos. I hope that everyone who has made it this far has seen great benefit in their communication skills, and that these videos can reach as big an audience as possible. A world where we all are confident enough to speak freely and Say It Skillfully™ is a world we should strive to be a part of.
A huge "Thank You!" this week to everybody who has been watching and sharing my videos. I hope that everyone…

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16. Avoid Unfair Blame
When a colleague is thrown under the bus, how do you react? Here are some examples of how to break down the situation and handle it skillfully. Don't sit back and watch, try this!
When a colleague is thrown under the bus, how do you react? Here are some examples of how to break…

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17. How To Push For Innovation The Right Way
When pushing for innovation despite not feeling the full support of your boss, the way you communicate is critical.
When pushing for innovation despite not feeling the full support of your boss, the way you communicate is critical.

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18. Owning Our Mistakes
The most important part of a mistake is owning it. Next time you mess up, don't just feel badly. Here's how to circle back and make it right.
The most important part of a mistake is owning it. Next time you mess up, don't just feel badly. Here's…

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19. Why Didn’t I Say… This?
Two hours after the meeting, it occurs to you what you should have said. Don't panic, there's still time.
Two hours after the meeting, it occurs to you what you should have said. Don't panic, there's still time.

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20. It’s Non-Negotiable
As a leader, here's how you demonstrate what's non-negotiable in your organization.
As a leader, here's how you demonstrate what's non-negotiable in your organization.

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21. Tactfully Help a Colleague Avoid Burnout
How to help save a colleague without appearing to patronize them.
How to help save a colleague without appearing to patronize them.

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22. How To Help Your Boss Gain Self Awareness
Is it career suicide to suggest that a leader might be more self-aware? Not necessarily.
Is it career suicide to suggest that a leader might be more self-aware? Not necessarily.

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23. Calling Out a Feeble Employee Survey
Constructively pushing back on a survey that accomplishes little.
Constructively pushing back on a survey that accomplishes little.

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24. Avoiding Smartest Person in the Room Syndrome
Resist the temptation to always add your two cents and act like the smartest person in the room.
Resist the temptation to always add your two cents and act like the smartest person in the room.

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25. How To Create Space For a Quiet Voice
When you have a coworker who has trouble voicing their concerns, how do you help them? Don't let their valuable input go unheard. Try this!
When you have a coworker who has trouble voicing their concerns, how do you help them? Don't let their valuable…

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