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Interruptions at work: What difference does gender make?

Interruptions at work are common, but perhaps men and women interpret them differently. A few years ago, I was pitching a new idea to a roundtable but left the experience of being routinely interrupted as I tried to get my key points out, feeling a bit battered, bruised and afterwards felt near to tears. The …

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Handwriting analysis suggests larger signatures = higher company costs

Who says size matters? Well, bigger, it turns out, is not always better when it comes to handwriting analysis – and indeed it can be a lot worse. It turns out that signature size is correlated to narcissism, and the bigger the signature a CEO pens, the more overconfident they are. So what’s the bottom-line …

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Bad office conduct and behaviour: ‘Manologues’

No-one likes a self-important blowhard who can’t stop talking. It’s part of the bad office conduct and behaviour the makes people look for new roles. However, it seems we dislike it unevenly. A 2012 study of U.S. Senators, the findings of which may sound familiar to you, found that of the male Senators with the most …

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Women in Stem – How to give yourself a break.

My clients – women in STEM or those in the professional services where men at the top significantly outnumber the women, have LOTS of qualifications. Even then, they are often aiming towards new certifications!  As part of working towards my MCC, the highest certification granted by the ICF (International Coach Federation) it’s humbling having to unlearn …

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