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Compliments of johnhain from Pixabay

Sara Ban Breathnach describes confidence as a magic elixir, a feeling that enables us to be our best self. Appearing confident is the mental equivalent of elongating our posture — standing straight up so that we can stride forth. Turn the page…

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Compliments of Bullying UK Charity via Flickr

Bullies “dominate [their targets] into submission.” Ted Leonhardt describes abusive putdowns as a means of control; a “one-upmanship” that made his father feel superior in the moment. Dictatorship arises at work when people use brute force to achieve results and then proceed as if nothing has happened. Building rapport takes time, and so does listening to understand—especially when you might have been the person at fault. Turn the page…

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