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Start With Something Positive

Start With Something Positive

When telling someone he's wrong, don't be too direct with your approach:

Before jumping right in with something like, “This is really wrong!”, try saying, “It’s evident that you put a ton of time and effort into this project, and it looks great!

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When correcting someone, avoid yelling or screaming, don't use short sentences and avoid using defensive body language.

Try to maintain an overall positive posture.

Being overly authoritative, confrontational, and closed-minded when making a correction will only make you look pretentious and condescending. 

Be open for discussion and try saying “I’m looking at page 10 of this document, and something’s not quite matching up for me. Can we take a...

Evidence is helpful for demonstrating that you have logical reasoning behind your correction—and that you’re not just shouting out random remarks to make your co-worker look incompetent.

Phrasing things as inquiries, rather than statements, makes it obvious that your intention is to facilitate a conversation that ultimately improves the end result—not just dole out strict demands.

It’s your chance to demonstrate that you weren’t trying to be insulting. Plus, you’ll be able to ensure that everything is correct the second time around.

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Go into every day with the hope to come out with new knowledge and insight into the world.

End every day knowing you’re just a bit smarter than yesterday and you’ll have a lot more to contribute to those around you.

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Visibility As A Valuable Remote Work Skill

Visibility at work is when you are included, recognized, and valued by networks within your organization. Its how you get credit for your work, get considered for advancement and build influence.

Visibility is also necessary for teams. Research points out that remote t...

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Let it Go

Interruptions can be frustrating. But, the point here is that not all of them are worthy of addressing.

Sometimes, the best thing you can do when faced with an interruption is nothing at all, particularly if it happens just once or very infrequently.

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