Thilan Legierse's Blog (7)

All we need is love and understanding (also in the workplace)

Hi there,

Since mediating hundreds of workplace conflicts - between 2 or more than 100 people - I have come to the conclusion that all we need is love and understanding, in life but also in the workplace.

I hear you say: hallo Thilan, that's no rocket science!

Yes, I know it's cliche and it is not original, but if we all know this to be true than why do I still see such a a lack of love between colleagues in some…

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Added by Thilan Legierse on January 7, 2019 at 12:00 — No Comments

Do you lead as a boss or are you a bossy leader?





I often work with leaders who are perceived as 'too bossy' or worse.



The interesting thing is that many of them are completely unaware of their ‘dictatorial’ leadership style. 



I once worked with a leader who had received 26 (!!) complaints about his behaviour and was clueless as to what the issues were that his staff had with…
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Added by Thilan Legierse on October 15, 2018 at 13:00 — No Comments

How to Deal with Passive-Aggressive People

  

We all know them; passive aggressive people.

It is that colleague who in meetings always rolls his eyes, makes snide comments and refuses to engage in any way, shape or form.

Or the co-worker who murmurs under her breath: ‘yeah, yeah, been there, done that, why are we reinventing the wheel’, and when asked to repeat out loud says: ‘never mind’ and goes…

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Added by Thilan Legierse on September 8, 2017 at 11:35 — No Comments

The day I received crappy news – and how it changed the way I now break bad news to others

Let’s face it – life can be challenging, especially when you’re a leader.

Yes, you have the status, the salary and the company car. But with that comes all the hard stuff, too.

Being in charge is not all beers and skittles (most workplaces have banned alcohol now anyway). Every leader has to have difficult conversations with his or her people from time…

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Added by Thilan Legierse on March 20, 2017 at 14:36 — 1 Comment

The ONE thing you need to do in 2017 if you're a leader



Time flies.

Can you believe that it is already March, that tricky time of the year?

It’s that time when New Year’s resolutions made enjoying a glass of wine under a sparkly sky seem like a distant memory.

The time where the busyness of life takes over and lack of time and energy provides a good reason (or excuse) to abandon those…

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Added by Thilan Legierse on March 7, 2017 at 9:02 — No Comments

How to Handle Conflict with a Corporate Psychopath

‘Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people’ ~ Carl Gustav Jung

 As a mediator I frequently come across people who refer to their colleagues as psychopaths. Only professionally trained experts can label people as psychopaths, others should refrain from doing so. That being said, it is important to understand what signs to look out for so that your alarm bells will start ringing when colleagues display certain characteristics.  Armed…

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Added by Thilan Legierse on October 9, 2015 at 7:18 — No Comments

Workplace or Warzone? Three steps how to Manage Workplace Conflict.

 

 A quarrel is like buttermilk: once it is out of the churn, the more you shake it, the more sour it grows – Irish proverb

 Conflict is part and parcel of life. In any place where people spend nearly half their waking hours together, there are bound to be misunderstandings, disagreements and annoyances. This, in itself, is not a problem; expressing and exchanging different perspectives and opinions enhances creative…

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Added by Thilan Legierse on May 13, 2015 at 22:30 — No Comments

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