Projects at Work

The Courage Solution

The only thing you can reliably change or control in any company or team is yourself. So start there and be a truth-teller, says Mindy Mackenzie, author, McKinsey senior adviser and former WalMart executive. It’s the first step in building a credible partnership with your boss and collaborative, reciprocal relationships with your peers.


Kathleen O'Connor

I’m a freelance journalist and digital content strategist with 15+…

Most of us take on major work challenges with the best of intentions, whether it’s a promotion, relocation or responsibility for a new line of business. Sure it’s stressful, but isn’t the next rung in the ladder supposed to be?

But what happens when suddenly Mondays go from time-to-wrap-the-Netflix-binge-session to full-on ulcer-inducing?

For some, experiences like this can leave them dazed and most definitely confused. So they rely on the same skills that got them ahead in the first place: Grind it out. Work more hours. Whip the team into shape. Go into that turf battle guns a-blazing. Or perhaps they secretly start blaming those above or below. Bad boss. The team doesn’t understand …



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