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Elsabé Manning regularly writes articles on topics such as emotional intelligence, professionalism and relationships. The list of articles is regularly updated. Visit again or follow us on Facebook or LinkedIn to see when new articles are posted.

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MANAGE YOUR EMOTIONS UNDER PRESSURE

Do you struggle under pressure? Let’s face it – successful business is built on successful relationships. Your career success depends on how other people feel about you and how well they support you.

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HOW TO DEAL WITH ABSENTEEISM

10% of employees account for 50 per cent or more of total absenteeism. Employees who continuously let the team down by not turning up for work can cause real problems for management – they are high-maintenance employees.  Here’s how to deal with it:

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FORGIVENESS

Hatred, anger and resentment change your heart and mind – it eats away at your soul.  By holding on to these negative, disabling thoughts and feelings, you sentence yourself to life in an emotional prison.  Negative energy will dominate your entire life and you will be trapped in agony and pain.

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EMPATHY

Empathy is the ability to be aware of, understand and to appreciate the feelings and thoughts of others.  Empathy is the ability to be sensitive to what, how and why people feel and think the way they do.

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DECISION MAKING

No one makes the right decision every time, but by developing your decision-making skills, you can increase your success rate.

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PROFESSIONALISM WHEN INTERVIEWING FOR JOBS

I would like to discuss your behaviour when interviewed, today – not your CV or your qualifications and experience. Your behaviour (everything you say and do, including your body language) will be scrutinised from the moment you arrive until you leave.

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HOW TO MANAGE UP

Do you know how to ‘manage’ your boss? It is so important to know how and when to discuss important issues that affect you, your career, your glide-path, or anything else that requires your manager’s input, consideration or permission.

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INFLUENCING OTHERS

Having influence over people means that you have the ability to gain support for your opinions, views, ideas, thoughts, beliefs, goals and objectives by using language to persuade people to buy into your way of thinking.

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GOSSIP

Gossip can be defined as idle, malicious, slanderous or destructive talking or writing about another person or situation with the intention to hurt them, regardless of fact. Gossip can be true or false, but it is still gossip.  It is by far the most common social weapon.

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COMMUNICATE WITH INTEGRITY

Communicating with integrity means to show more compassion and respect toward our conversation partners. This invites and influences them to do the same toward us.

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AUTHENTICITY

The dictionary defines authentic as: ‘genuine,’ ‘real,’ ‘trustworthy’ and ‘undisputedly credible.’ Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be viewed as genuine and real and therefore trustworthy and undisputedly credible?

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YOUR IMAGE

A new positive image will inject energy and spark into your life and career. It will have a major effect on how you interact with others and it will even affect your bottom line positively because when you feel good about yourself you will attract like-minded people and great business and career opportunities to you.

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UNEXPRESSED EXPECTATIONS

We often don’t express our expectations to others and yet we expect them to deliver on our unexpressed expectations. These unexpressed expectations cause…

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TOXIC RELATIONSHIPS

The ‘toxicity’ referred to in the term ‘toxic relationship’ refers to, not only the behaviours such as name-calling, physical, emotional, sexual and…

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SELF-SABOTAGE

‘Before you can empower the reality of being fulfilled and complete, you have to stop empowering the reality that you are not …’ (Anonymous) If you have…

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CODE OF DRESS

For specific functions, there are specific dress codes one should adhere to in order to remain totally professional at all times. The dress code will be…

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GOOD MANNERS

Having good manners is a prerequisite of professionalism. Your conduct is a reflection of your upbringing, education, values and principles, the…

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CONFLICT SEEKERS

Do you work, live, or interact with someone who seems determined to engage you in some kind of conflict? Do you find yourself getting hooked into their…

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LISTENING

Most people spend about 70% of their waking hours in some form of verbal communication. Yet, how many of us have ever had any formal training in the art…

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CARING AND COMPASSION

People who are placed in positions of authority—especially people in management positions in organisations—may sometimes show a lack of compassion toward…

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BODY LANGUAGE

We constantly communicate with each other—even non-verbally (without talking). In fact 60 to 80 per cent of our communication is non-verbal; only seven…

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ASKING FOR WHAT YOU WANT

People frequently don’t ask for what they want. Fear of rejection is often the reason for this. Believing that it is wrong to ask for anything or that we…

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AFFIRMATIONS

Affirmations were used successfully by Dr Emil Coué around the 1880’s to help alcoholics and drug abusers to overcome their destructive habits…

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ACTIVE LISTENING

Before expressing your feelings or point of view, be willing to listen—actively—to what another person is saying. Active listening means focusing on what…

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RESOLVING CONFLICT

Resolving conflict depends, more than anything, on communication. We want to be heard by someone else firstly because we believe that we can make that…

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PROCRASTINATION

If you feel deeply passionate about achieving a certain goal then nothing should be able to stop you from reaching it. How many of us actually complete…

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NETWORKING

Networking is an important way of marketing yourself, or your organisation and its products or services. Getting to know the right people and having the…

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FEEDBACK

Feedback is reporting on the development or progress of work flow, decisions, requests, problems, deliveries, meetings, answers, queries, outstanding…

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A NEW YOU

It is that time of year again… We start thinking about New Year’s resolutions but we don’t really believe that we can achieve them because good things…

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