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Weak objections tend to not only get overruled, but they send a signal to people that you’re not willing to take a stand.
“The client said they don’t like plastic, what about using glass?” is more effective than saying, “It’s just that the client said they don’t want to use plastic.” Or any...
When asking for a hand from a co-worker, announcing you’re about to bother them, increases the odds of you actually bothering them.
“The words we say become the world we see!”
if you catch yourself complaining instead of saying “Sorry for venting” or “Sorry for laying this on you,” tr...
People’s time is limited and you don’t want them to have to search for your point.
If you need a status update, be direct and ask for it. Drop the “This is just a friendly nudge…” or “When you have a moment…” and ask “I have to get X over to Y at Z time today. Can you give me a status pleas...
One of the major keys to advancement — if not the key — is found in how well you and your colleagues thoughtfully disagree.
Don’t hedge and take power away from your position by leading with “I don’t necessarily agree with this, but…” or “I’m not sure I agree with this…”
Actions may speak louder than words, but our words still hold tremendous power
If your goal is to have your voice heard and your ideas respected at work, cruise over the phrases below, and if you’re guilty of saying them, consider a re-word or eliminate them entirely.
Phrases like — “I’m not an expert, but…” and his popular cousin — “I’m not sure if this is a good idea….” are harmless prefaces for relaxed brainstorming sessions. But if you’re in a situation where you’re trying to get people to respect you and take your ideas seriously, these phrases undermine ...
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Spending time alone can help you get back in touch with your mind, feelings, emotions, thoughts and ideas.
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Self help isn’t here to make you feel burnt out and frustrated. You’re not working on yourself if you’re constantly comparing your results to someone else’s.
Being better can mean taking five more minutes to sip your morning coffee in calmness instead of rushing to work.
Instead of just randomly quitting a task, make sure you leave off at a place that will inspire you to get going next time you’re ready to pick it up.
Before you finish work for the day, capture any open questions that you’re currently working on. Ask yourself: i...
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