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The Benefits of Having Both Optimists and Pessimists on Your Team

The Benefits of Having Both Optimists and Pessimists on Your Team

Optimists are positive, upbeat, and enthusiastic. Pessimists are realistic, cautious, and somewhat negative. Optimists are full of ideas. Pessimists tend to oppose new ideas because they focus on all of the bad things that could happen if those ideas were put into practice. Thus, this can sometimes lead to conflict at work. On a team(…)

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Coping With a Competitive Coworker

Coping With a Competitive Coworker

Competitive coworkers can be a challenge to work with. They’re desperate to get ahead. They’ll take any opportunity to promote themselves, and even take credit for things they didn’t necessarily do. They won’t mention other team members’ contributions. And they may even discredit other people’s work in an effort to make themselves look better. Do(…)

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Finding Inspiration

Finding Inspiration

This article was provided by Jen Jortner Cassidy, Customer Success Manager at LinkedIn Learning & Lynda.com. I’m back from an amazing vacation, which afforded me almost two weeks away from the office. I know that there are different schools of thought regarding working during vacations. Some people like to try to remain connected and keep on(…)

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