Cultivate@Work: Are you a ‘brilliant jerk’?

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Welcome to the Cultivate@Work Weekly Roundup. We scour the Internet for stories and ideas of how people cultivate winning relationships at work and share them in this blog. It’s perfect for anyone interested in applying the ideas and techniques from Cultivate. The Power of Winning Relationships by SkyeTeam CEO Morag Barrett.

In this week’s roundup we feature three articles about how to avoid being perceived as the ‘brilliant jerk’.

Here are the posts that caught our eye this week:

  • You may already know you work for a bosshole. And if you are one, you probably don’t know it as most bossholes are blind to toxic behavior. Bossholes lack the integrated self-awareness radar system to detect their own inner-jerk. Here are five ways to find out if you are a bosshole!
  • “That’s not what I meant.” If you’ve ever had that thought in the workplace, you’ve likely considered two choices: To clarify the situation or hold your tongue. Find out why we withdraw at work and what you can do about it!
  • There isn’t one leader reading this that hasn’t struggled with the mystery of suffering or wrestled with the mastery of personal sacrifice. Understand how passion and sacrifice influence your leadership style.


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