Matthew Pattasaunberg

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What to Do If You’re Smarter than Your Boss

You want to work for a great boss — someone you can respect and learn from. But what if your manager isn’t good at his job? What if you’re more competent or have greater skills? Should you be raising a ruckus or keeping your head down? And how do you get what you need without making your boss look …

How Authenticity Can Keep Professionals From Growing Into Effective Leaders

The concept of “authenticity” means many different things to different people: not putting on a show, being true to one’s values, being transparent, feeling aligned with one’s integrity, etc. For many, the practice of authenticity feels positive, liberating and growth-inducing. But, in practice, it …

Selling

15 Habits Of Exceptionally Persuasive People

Whether you’re convincing your boss to fund your project or your preschooler to wipe his own hiney after using the bathroom, persuasion is instrumental to your success and happiness.<p>Persuasive people have an uncanny ability to get you leaning toward their way of thinking. Their secret weapon? They …

Body Language

What The Longshoreman's Work Slowdown Can Teach Us About Leadership

Unless you’ve been hiding out in a cave I’m sure you’ve heard about the longshoremen’s work slowdown at 29 west coast ports. It’s slowing down and some would say crippling the movement of an unbelievable amount of meat, flowers, food and other products that aren’t moving through the supply chain, …

The Workplace

Seven ways to appear more intelligent than other people

<b>Distrust everything you hear</b><p>Rather than accept everything you hear as the truth, question it all.<p>This does not mean verbally challenging everything …

Psychology