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Be open, approachable, gracious and graceful. Walk up to someone, smile, make eye contact, shake hands. Introduce yourself by saying your name.
Don’t: Overdo it. When you smile, be authentic. If your smile is not in your eyes, people will know you're faking it.
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Providing timely feedback may be a sign that the manager cares and wants you to improve.
One should not be defensive when provided with negative feedback, and understand that it is for our own good.
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