Self-Assessment

More pink slips are on the horizon … While you can’t control the job market, you can control the impact you make at work every day. “It’s important for your own survival to do what you can, as opposed to backing into a corner and waiting for the ax to fall,” says Deb Bright, a longtime executive coach, of Bright Enterprises. 
“I  know you were looking forward to going to the conference, but we’re not able to send you this year,” Melanie’s boss explained. “Oh, that’s OK,” she sheepishly replies … What do you do if you’re a “that’s OK” person? Find the courage to speak your truth.
Here’s a three-part prescription to “rewire” yourself for happiness, courtesy of Dan Baker, author of What Happy People Know. For the next week, do these things daily …
Do you saunter into work each Monday with a spring in your step and joy in your heart? If so, you’re in the minority. Here are seven ways you can feel content on a Monday, according to Jeff Garton, author of Career Contentment: Don’t Settle for Anything Less.
Every year, you probably receive (or help write) your performance evaluation. But have you evaluated your job lately? Workplace coach Joan Lloyd suggests asking yourself these questions annually:
No time for modesty—this is the time to toot your own horn.

Emotional awareness

April 1, 2007 Categorized in: Personal DevelopmentSelf-Assessment

"Your article, ‘Manage your emotions at work,’ really shocked me because of its gender-driven nature and stereotype of women crying when men just get mad. "

Adopt a more positive outlook

March 1, 2007 Categorized in: Self-Assessment

Adopt a more positive outlook by telling yourself a good story, especially after a defeat, recommends psychologist Martin Seligman.
You’ve probably heard of the body’s instinctive “fight or flight” reaction to stress, but have you heard of “tend or befriend”?

Passed over? Find out why

March 1, 2007 Categorized in: AdvancementSelf-Assessment

You applied for a position change but didn’t get it. You might feel like crawling under a rock, but resist the urge. You’ll be better off in the long run if you act boldly and ask for constructive criticism.
Without a best buddy at work, the chances of your being engaged in your job are only one in 12. So says Tom Rath, author of Vital Friends: The People You Can’t Afford to Live Without.
Sure, you’ve glanced at the organization’s balance sheet. But do you know what all those financial terms really mean? First step: Match the financial terms below left with their correct definitions on the right.
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