Self-Assessment

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As you go through your career, you’ll learn that every workplace has its own set of characters. But some types are better than others—and some are so bad no one wants to work with them.
Feedback is crucial in the workplace. The problem is that giving feedback can put you or your work position in jeopardy, depending on how it’s perceived by your co-workers or boss. Stephanie Vozza, writing at Fast Company, suggests ways to give constructive feedback without hurting your relationships or opportunities at work.

Checked your E.Q. lately?

August 22, 2016 Categorized in: Self-Assessment

Being aware of others’ feelings (emotional intelligence, or E.Q.) can help to improve work interactions. Melissa Moore, writing at Time’s Motto, offers these tips to stay aware of co-workers’ personality styles and make meaningful connections.

3 tactics to getting back on track

July 26, 2016 Categorized in: Self-Assessment

It is better to realize you are stuck and unable to move forward on a big task than it is to avoid it.
So you think your workplace performance speaks for itself and that everything you do is amazing. Guess who might not see it that way.

What to ask before taking a promotion

February 18, 2016 Categorized in: Self-Assessment

Q. Since Word can edit pdfs now, what can I do to prevent changes to my Word doc when I send it to someone?
No matter how well we plan our projects and define our goals and objectives, sometimes it seems like putting out fires is the most important task in our job descriptions. How well do you handle crises that break up your workflow? Take this quiz and find out.

Tested your EQ lately?

October 22, 2014 Categorized in: Personal DevelopmentSelf-Assessment

Emotional intelligence is seen by many experts as a prime quality of leadership. Take this quiz and see how you’re doing when interacting with your team.
At times, you may feel your motivation begin to flag. But while a little dysphoria is normal, the blues can turn into full-blown job burnout.
Most of us have had periods at work where it seems all we’re doing is putting out fires and dealing with interruptions. But when those occasional periods turn into everyday experience, it can lead quickly to burnout. Take this quiz and see how well you cope.
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.

Develop a personal feedback system

August 12, 2014 Categorized in: Self-Assessment

When you’re ready to make personal improvements, start with self-reflection, then track your progress with a personal feedback system, Sarah Chang writes.
The best administrative professionals plan for success by setting personal goals and objectives. Assess your goal-setting strength with this quiz.
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