Travis Bradberry

We hesitate to call liars out in professional environments because we feel guilty for being suspicious. Calling someone a liar for no good reason is a frightening proposition for most.Travis Bradberry

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People often cover their mouths when lying. A hand on the mouth or even a touch of the lips shows you that they are lying because this unconscious body language represents a closing off of communication.Travis Bradberry

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Liars hate silence, so they often try to fill it up by talking more than they need to. They provide far more information than was needed or asked for.Travis Bradberry

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When it comes to getting promoted, you want to present yourself in a way that feeds into the biases that bosses have about what makes someone promotable. You're already doing the hard work, so why not frame your effort in such a way that it increases your chances of obtaining the position you want?Travis Bradberry

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When you take on more than the norm, your boss can't help but think that you're capable of a bigger role. This includes showing that you're willing to take risks by making innovative suggestions.Travis Bradberry

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The best way to find a balance between doing your best and showing that you're ready for more is by developing other people. As tempting as it is to hoard knowledge, don't. Instead, make certain that there are others who know how to do important aspects of your job.Travis Bradberry

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Emotional self-control is the result of hard work, not an inherent skill.Travis Bradberry

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There are a ton of qualities that can help you succeed, and the more carefully a quality has been studied, the more you know it's worth your time and energy.Travis Bradberry

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Great leadership can be a difficult thing to pin down and understand. You know a great leader when you're working for one, but even they can have a hard time articulating what it is that makes their leadership so effective.Travis Bradberry

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It's through a leader's actions - what he or she does and says on a daily basis - that the essence of great leadership becomes apparent.Travis Bradberry

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One of the toughest things for leaders to master is kindness. Kindness shares credit and offers enthusiastic praise for others' work. It's a balancing act between being genuinely kind and not looking weak.Travis Bradberry

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Kindness is weak when you use it in a self-serving manner. Self-serving kindness is thin - people can see right through it when a kind leader has an agenda.Travis Bradberry

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Mistakes and pressure are inevitable; the secret to getting past them is to stay calm.Travis Bradberry

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Staying composed, focused, and effective under pressure are all about your mentality. People who successfully manage crises are able to channel their emotions into producing the behavior that they want.Travis Bradberry

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If you struggle with putting things into perspective, just ask yourself two simple questions: What's the worst thing that could happen as a result of this? Will this matter in five years? Your answers should put a stop to cataclysmic thinking.Travis Bradberry

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Nobody's perfect. Even the most successful people make serious mistakes.Travis Bradberry

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Drinking lemon water as soon as you wake up spikes your energy levels physically and mentally. Lemon water gives you steady, natural energy that lasts the length of the day by improving nutrient absorption in your stomach.Travis Bradberry

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Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people's buttons.Travis Bradberry

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