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- September 25, 2013
Many misused words and phrases have become so common they're now included in some dictionaries, but they once had correct usages. Here's a list of phrases you might be saying wrong.
Workplace rejection is a painful but expected part of life. Of course, no one wants to be turned down for a job or promotion, but when it does happen there are ways you can cope. Here are three strategies offered by Debra Wheatman, of Careers Done Write.
Only 30% of employees are “involved in, enthusiastic about, and committed to their work," according to a Gallup poll.
Most people work hard and do their best on the job, but feedback can always help us to do better. Outside of regular performance reviews, how can you get feedback on what you’re doing well and what you could be doing better?
Valuable or not, self-assessments seem here to stay, so you need to figure out how to do them well in a way that’s honest without appearing arrogant or getting yourself in trouble. Harvard Business Review contributing editor Amy Gallo compiled expert advice on how to do just that.
If you want to influence people and effectively persuade them to embrace your ideas and follow your lead, you need to start by becoming an excellent listener, say Mark Goulston and John Ullmen, authors of Real Influence: Persuade Without Pushing and Gain Without Giving In. They identify four levels of listening.
Management may sound like a great gig, but it’s not all fun and games. If you’ve been offered a promotion or are considering seeking one, you should take a serious look at the difficult aspects of being the boss before you make any moves.
When the job gets too far out of whack, it’s probably time for you to move on and even in this still-difficult economy, there are plenty of opportunities to do so, says Glassdoor career and workplace expert Heather Huhman. She offers 10 signs that it’s time for you to let your old job go and look for a new one.
When you talk, do people listen? Sure they do, but are they hearing your great ideas, or are they distracted by your personal speech patterns? Take a few minutes to conduct a quick speech audit.