Kathy Harder

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Dealing with Difficult Coworkers

Without totally losing your cool at the office<p>If Alex — my kindergarten bully — wasn't lifting up girls' skirts, he was force-feeding glue to his next unsuspecting victim. The day I refused to relinquish my green crayon to him, he pinched me. Hard. Luckily Miss Judy rushed over and banned Alex from …

University of Florida

The Life Out Loud: Turning Dreams Into Reality With Vision Boards

Have you ever tried making a vision board? It's often one of the first assignments I give my coaching clients -- a powerful visual way of creatively connecting with your hopes and dreams.<p>How do you keep your heart alive when something you're aching for hasn't happened yet? How do you heal from …

Self-esteem

6 Ways to Ignite Your Productivity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<i>“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now”<br>– Chinese Proverb</i><p>The world is a busy, stressful place, and many of us …

Seven tips for more confident presentations

Stumbling over words. Drawing a blank on names. Fumbling with notes and equipment. It's no wonder an estimated 75 per cent of us dread public speaking.<p>Fortunately, there are ways to help you build confidence when presentation anxiety strikes. The first thing to remember? Presenting often has less …

Workplace Depression Tied To How Boss Treats You: Study

Are you unhappy or even depressed at work? It may be partly your boss' fault.<p>That's the conclusion of a Danish study investigating factors that may contribute to workplace depression. The results of the study were published in three articles in 2012 and 2013, but have just recently garnered media …

Promise Yourself

<b>Promise Yourself</b><p>Promise yourself to live every day to the max. If you promise yourself anything else, you’ll be letting yourself down.<p>Promise Yourself<p>…

The 4 Most Effective Ways Leaders Solve Problems

With as many problems as we are all faced with in our work and life, it seems as if there is never enough time to solve each one without dealing with some adversity along the way. Problems keep mounting so fast that we find ourselves taking short-cuts to temporarily alleviate the tension points – …

13-Point Checklist To Quality Control Your Customer Service Call Center

You practice <b>SPARK</b> leadership if you:<p><b>S</b>hare Information• <b><br>P</b>lay to Strengths• <b><br>A</b>sk for Input and Appreciate Different Ideas• <b><br>R</b>ecognize and Respond to Individual …

How To Get More Respect As A Manager

Are you a manager struggling to get the respect you deserve? You’re not alone. Plenty of employees in managerial positions have difficulty earning respect from their subordinates and colleagues. But if you find yourself in this situation, there are a few things you can and should do to improve …

Coworkers Killing You? How To Stop Being Annoyed--And Start Taking Action

When you spend 40 hours a week with the same group of people, fulfilling the same set of duties, something’s bound to start getting on your nerves. Whether it’s a co-worker’s bad habit, your boss’ communication style, or just that one menial task that you have to spend an hour on each day, it’s …

Most Workers Say Bosses Are Setting Good Example

Despite what they occasionally may say under their breath, most employees feel their bosses set a good example around the office, a new study finds.<p>Research from The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated discovered that close to 70 percent of U.S. workers think their managers set a good …

Becoming a Better Boss

AMA recently spoke to Linda A. Hill, the Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, about her new book</i> …

IQ is the Best Predictor of Leadership Potential

I’ve heard countless conversations about the importance of emotional intelligence (EI, also known as emotional intelligence quotient or EQ) and …

Stop Worrying About Making the Right Decision

Much of my work as a coach involves helping people wrestle with an important decision. Some of these decisions feel particularly big because they involve selecting one option to the exclusion of all others when the cost of being “wrong” can be substantial: <i>If I’m at a crossroads in my career, which</i> …

The Best Way to Be More Confident

Maybe it's public speaking or pitching investors. Whatever makes you weak in the knees--next time it happens, try this.<p>Confidence is not something you either have or you don't.<p>Take me. Stick me on a bicycle at a local group ride and I'm confident. I'm self-assured. I feel like I belong (which, if …

The 10 Most Effective Ways to Finish What You Start

I have been the champion of the fizzing out game. My father would joke that I would start anything new with enormous enthusiasm and fervor but …

Time Management

The 8 Ways To Start Every Day Like A Winner

GET THE BOOK BY<br>ERIN FALCONER!<p>Erin shows overscheduled, overwhelmed women how to do less so that they can achieve more. Traditional productivity …

Outsourcing

Pro Presentation Tips: 7 Secrets To Winning The Room

You’ve done the work, you’ve put in your time, you know your stuff—but before you open your mouth to give the presentation you’ve prepared so intently, you’ve been judged.<p>It’s human nature: Our brains are wired to take in all available information and draw instant conclusions. Which means that …

Tips for overcoming workplace misunderstandings

One of the workplace challenges that managers face is effectively communicating with employees. Because of varied backgrounds, experiences and perceptions, employees can interpret messages from managers quite differently, leading to confusion and conflict.<p>During a recent internal training session …

3 Ways To Stay Calm At Work

Workplace stress has never been higher.<p>Blame it on ever shorter deadlines, the pace of a digitally enabled world, or the growing complexity of most industries. Whatever the reason, it’s never been tougher to stay calm at work and still excel.<p>Yet as the stress levels of executives continue to …

Subject Placement Tips in Photography

This should be one of the most obvious things in an image yet many people have absolutely no idea as to where it should go. Most people take their …

High-Protein, Low-Carb Diet Safe for Kidneys

For decades, medical experts have been concerned that high-protein, low-carb diets like Atkins could be damaging to the kidneys, but a new study …