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MCLEOD: A guide on how to win the hearts and minds of other people

How do you get people excited and engaged? Traditional wisdom says that you have to show people what's in it for them if you want them to join your team, support your cause, work long hours or buy your product.

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MCLEOD: The one thing exceptional leaders and parents do differently

We're weird about paying for advice.

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MCLEOD: The one thing exceptional leaders and parents do differently

We’re weird about paying for advice.

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MCLEOD: It's always personal: Why even men cry during work

She was absolutely blindsided, sucker-punched. She hunched over the telephone, turned her back on her colleagues and gazed unseeingly at the high rise across the street as Sumner Redstone. Then the almost 70-year-old chairman of Viacom Inc. let loose with his tirade.

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MCLEOD: It's always personal: Why even men cry during work

She was absolutely blindsided, sucker-punched. She hunched over the telephone, turned her back on her colleagues and gazed unseeingly at the high rise across the street as Sumner Redstone. Then the almost 70-year-old chairman of Viacom Inc. let loose with his tirade.

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MCLEOD: Why people become extremists during arguments

It starts out calm. You're having an intelligent debate with a colleague. Then they say something that pushes your buttons and before you know it, the words are flying and logic is out the window.

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MCLEOD: Why people become extremists during arguments

It starts out calm. You’re having an intelligent debate with a colleague. Then they say something that pushes your buttons and before you know it, the words are flying and logic is out the window.

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MCLEOD: Is a lack of innovation keeping you stuck?

Do you ever find yourself trapped inside the same issue over and over again?

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MCLEOD: Seeing the best in others makes you terrible at hiring people

I admit it. I'm not very good at hiring people. My husband is great at it.

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MCLEOD: How to keep emotional vampires from leeching your ambition

She was my boss' secretary, back in those days when there was such a thing as personal secretaries.

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MCLEOD: How to be more persuasive and influential in the workplace

You know who they are, they're the people who can walk into a meeting and charm the socks off everyone in the room.

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MCLEOD: Five ways sleep deprivation ruins your relationships

Think you’re doing your employer or family a favor by giving up on sleep to get more done?

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MCLEOD: Why some successful people won't admit they're lucky

Have you ever noticed how prickly some people get if someone suggests that luck had anything to do with their success?

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MCLEOD: Making change isn't a willpower problem; it's a math problem

Have you ever tried to lose weight, quit smoking, or get out of debt and become frustrated when you failed?

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MCLEOD: The reasons so many people are bad communicators

From the anal retentive drones whose power point presentations seem to last for weeks to the overbearing braggart who can’t stop telling you how wonderful he is, some people just aren’t very good at communicating.

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MCLEOD: What Adams, Jefferson teach us about collaboration

How do you live or work with someone who sees the world through a different lens than you do?

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MCLEOD: Three things Congress can do - but probably won't

An open letter to Congress:

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MCLEOD: Is your job the problem or is it your personality?

How did you choose your profession?

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MCLEOD: Give yourself the priceless gift of human connection this year

Have you ever noticed that when you give to others you feel better about yourself?

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