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Friday, 22 November 2019 08:04

How to spot a sociopath in the workplace

We've all encountered a sociopath whether we have realized it or not. Most of us have had the unfortunately task of realizing long after the storm has cleared that we've been played by a sociopath and we are left to clean up the mess.

When trying to identify whether or not someone is a sociopath, it's harder than you think. We are all human and we all make mistakes - that's a fact. We all display different traits at different times, that has even the most observant of us all wondering whether we too could be inflicted by different mental health issues that taint who we are.

But the reality is much simplier than that. A good sales person spends their lives manipulating people to buy from them. Their ability to manipulate is second to none, so are they are sociopath? The answer isn't so simple.

Being a sociopath is a mental condition in which a person has a long-term pattern of manipulating people, exploiting them and/or violating the rights of others.
Published in Management
Friday, 22 March 2019 11:34

Reputation in Today's Workforce

The workplace used to be treated with reverence, even when deciding to leave it to pursue other opportunities. The typical exit followed a protocol of courtesy between the employer and employee. That isn’t the trend anymore, and many younger workers will even treat previous companies with spite prior to leaving.

Published in Marketing
Thursday, 26 July 2018 11:06

Nailing the "Group Hug"

They are an affectionate bunch - by accident. It's not how they intended to be and it certainly is not politically correct to hug your colleagues particularly in this era of 'harassment' claims, but someone had to do it, and they did it right.
Published in Culture
Do you ever feel like you are always saying the wrong thing at work? The last thing anyone wants to be is the unprofessional person in the office.

Published in Marketing
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 11:59

Tips for Attending Post-Work Socials

We as employees try to put on our best face when going into work every day or at least when our boss or boss’s boss comes around. While at work, it is best to give your fellow employees as well as your employer. Once the workday is over, we become a lot more relaxed and we tend to get back into our natural element. Most corporate jobs have after work events, and a common mistake made by employees is that they tend to become too comfortable and relaxed at these events.
Published in Marketing
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 08:58

Working In A Tech Incubator

Marketing Eye Atlanta is blessed to be located in the heart of Buckhead in the Atlanta Tech Village (ATV), or as some call it, The Village. With over 100 companies in the building, we are surrounded by great minds, innovative ideas and genuinely cool people.
Published in Culture
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 10:05

Introverts vs. Extroverts in the Workplace

The difference between an Introvert vs. Extrovert is commonly misinterpreted. Most people believe that introversion goes hand and hand with being shy while extroversion goes hand and hand with being outgoing. That is not necessarily the case. Being an introvert or an extrovert stems from your energy not just your personality traits.

Offices are filled with numerous different personalities. It can often be difficult to mesh well with others that possess different characteristics than you. You must learn to overcome adversity in the workplace.
Published in Culture
Wednesday, 17 February 2016 09:26

There Is Always Room For Improvement

An intelligent person knows that they aren’t perfect and that they always have room for improvement. They listen, rather than just talk. They engage with others more frequently, and they often engage with the philosophy that there is always more they can learn. If it's sport, they know that practice and discipline is essential.

The question I ask is; "Are you as good as you think you are?"
puzzle blog-2
Curating a team of would-be champions in the workplace is like trying to put together a 1000-piece miniature puzzle; it is difficult, takes time and is a challenge you can’t turn away from until it’s complete. The workplace puzzle, however, is never complete. When one vital piece is lost, another takes its place … and it’s never the same fit. 


Different personalities in the workplace is an advantage, but managing a range of psyches, emotions and needs provides serious challenges. 
Published in Culture
Tuesday, 25 February 2014 09:15

Why common sense is hard to find

Common sense is not so common. The older I get the more I realise the truth to this statement.

Lately, I am getting more and more frustrated about the lack of common sense amongst the young, and today I realised that perhaps I am being a tad unfair. Gen-Y are not apt at using common sense particularly when it comes to business. I find myself constantly pulling my hair out when I hear and see things that they do, because I just don't get it. I don't understand how something so basic can be forgotten, not thought about or completely ignored. 

But am I being unfair. Often its things that they have been trained on, and they just constantly forget a process or sometimes its just when a client or supplier asks a question that has an obvious answer (at least to me) and they just don't get it.

Ignoring my #24yrold and #24yroldblackguy (the latter is his own hash tag - not mine!), I find myself constantly getting irritated at the lack of common sense in the typical Gen-Y. They are the exception and I have never found myself to be having "the conversation" with them.

#24yrold says "you are born with it".

With lots of thought given to this problem as it seems to be the only issue I face in the office these days, I realise that perhaps its actually mine. In general, I have had 10 years to hone my skills to ensure that I think before I act, and based on experience, minimize errors. I cross all my "T's" and dot all of my "i's" - if you know what I mean.

The question is, what is common sense? To me it is not another kind of knowledge, nor is it a simple cognitive process or ability. My common sense tells me that is as complex as the factors inherent in a situation to which it may be applied.

Published in Culture