Bruce Tulgan

Bruce Tulgan is a best-selling author and CEO of RainmakerThinking, the management research, consulting, and training firm he founded in 1993. All of his work is based on 27 years of intensive workplace interviews and has been featured in thousands of news stories around the world. His newest book, “The Art of Being Indispensable at Work: Win Influence, Beat Overcommitment, and Get the Right Things Done”( Harvard Business Review Press) is available for purchase from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and all major booksellers. Follow Tulgan on Twitter @BruceTulgan or visit his Website at:

Sticky Notes: When to Say, “No”

“No” at work is a way to prevent you and your colleagues from wasting time and attention and, very likely, money and other resources on something that cannot be done, is not allowed, or should not be done.

Smaller Chunks of Work – Bigger Chunks of Time

Identify your schedule gaps every day and use them to plan and execute the items on that “do” list.

Sticky Notes: Reimagine Yes and No

It is crucial to tune in and engage with people when they make a request of you.

How to Expand Your Repertoire

The biggest mistake that keeps people from getting smarter is thinking that being smart is a fixed status, rather than a dynamic process.

Sticky Notes: Turn Every Ask into an Intake Memo

An intake memo is a document professionals create for their own reference to capture and memorialize the particulars of a need a potential client or customer presents to them.

Sticky Notes: How to Build Real Influence

Real influence is rooted in servant leadership—adding value to others in every interaction up, down, sideways, and diagonally.

Mastering Formal Structured Meetings

Just as people notice when colleagues are especially horrible at running or attending meetings, they also notice people who are great at meetings. Be that person.

Sticky Notes: Welcome to the Collaboration Revolution

Collaboration is teamwork at a much-heightened scope, frequency, and intensity—brought about by technology, globalization, and decades of restructuring and reengineering.

Sticky Notes: Practice Extreme Alignment

How to stay aligned with so many more people than ever before—your boss, your direct reports, and your colleagues all over the organization chart.

Align, Align, Align

How you align yourself in terms of decision-making and support—and with whom—is critical.

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