Do you ever feel like a ping pong ball being bounced around every day? Think about your actions. Who are you rewarding? Disrupters or schedulers? How are you training people to interact with you? Do you give your attention to squeaky wheels? Whose agenda is it anyway – yours or are you allowing it to be someone else calling the shots?
Factoid: If you’re looking at emails as they come in you are allowing someone else to manage your time.
Factoid: If you’re looking at texts as they come in you are allowing someone else to manage your… Continue reading
What happens when that goes away? You may be out of a job, retiring, changing careers or have decided to stay home with your young family. There may be times where your definition of self is not as clear as it used to be.
Tip one: Embrace the loss. There is a sense of loss when your identity is in transition and you’re no longer a [fill… Continue reading
I’ve attended, listened to and read all kinds of self development and motivational seminars, tapes and books. Almost every one has something about self talk. What we say to ourselves is what we believe and what we will become – or what we are. Easy concept!
Taking an easy concept like self talk and using it to personal advantage can be difficult. The reason is our thoughts are routed in habits. Most of my behavior is routed in habits. Habits are great – they save so much time and energy. Habits can also keep me from trying new things, thinking… Continue reading
Recently a client hired me to screen applicants for an Office Manager position she was looking for. I interviewed a handful over the phone. If you get the interview, keep the following in mind. You only have one chance to make a first impression.
Tip 1: When you receive an email back requesting a time for an interview, be gracious and offer to call the interviewer. Assuming the interviewer will call you can come across as arrogant.
Tip 2: Do your homework. If possible, find out specifically what the organization stands for. Research the website and keep in mind… Continue reading
Let’s look at why you might be nervous when it comes to negotiation.
1. Confrontation. Some people think negotiation is an argument. It doesn’t have to be confrontational. In fact, effective negotiation is characterized by the parties working together to find a solution, rather than each party trying to WIN the contest of wills.
Keep in mind an attitude of cooperation, that will set the tone for the interaction.
2. Win at… Continue reading