Our Corporate Life
August 22, 2017   •   Volume 8, Issue 15   •   ISSN: 2154-3240    
In This Issue
♦   Feature Article: Overcoming Blocks
Ask Amanda: My peer is stealing my leads, wtf!
♦   Practical Tips: Staying on Track
Overcoming Blocks

Everyone gets stuck sometimes. Whether it’s finding the right solution, figuring out the best way to approach an issue, or determining the best strategy to sell your ideas, it just seems like no matter what you do, you’re not making progress. The next time it happens, experiment with these techniques.

Do Something Physical
When you’re brainstorming, try doing something with your hands. Juggle. Flip a pencil around between your fingers or squeeze a stress ball.
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Thought to Ponder

Force gets you compliance, not commitment.

Practical Tips: Staying on Track

Many businesses are getting ready to start planning for 2018, which makes it the perfect time to check in on your progress achieving your 2017 personal goals. Are you on track? Or are you going to come up short unless you make some significant changes?
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  ask Amanda

About a year ago we underwent a merger and any overlap between the companies was ironed out. However my peer is not playing ball and she is stealing my leads. My boss is aware but keeps telling us to “work it out.” I’m at my wits end—what should I do? J.K., Ann Arbor, MI

Amanda Mitchell

First, I’d ratchet down the judgment (“stealing”)—it’s an assumption, wastes energy, and introduces a level of drama that isn’t helpful. It’s not clear what, if anything, you’ve done to resolve the situation. From your manager’s response, it sounds like s/he is looking for you two to come to a solution and inform him/her.
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