Submitted by Peter on May 22, 2012
Master the art of small talk with senior people: comment about a shared experience (weather, sports, weekend); keep it light and general; ask open-ended questions.
Submitted by Peter on April 30, 2012
Have respect at meetings: put electronics away and turn off sound notifications; if you are expecting an interruption, tell the person in charge in advance; show respect by listening and responding
Submitted by Peter on November 28, 2011
What happens when your boss denies you a day off? You’re entitled to some work/life balance: make sure your request and approval for time off is in writing, try to be fair about your plans based on your team’s workflow, be assertive if something really matters to you.
Submitted by Peter on October 26, 2011
See Joann mess up during her presentation. Bad stance. Bad hair. Bad facial expressions. Bad gestures. Bad eye contact. Bad body language.
Submitted by Peter on September 8, 2011
What do you do when a coworker won’t leave you alone? You deserve to work in peace: change the pattern (turn away, stand up, excuse yourself), take or make a call, chat for a minute, then say, “I wish I could chat more, but I have to get this done by noon.”
Submitted by Peter on July 11, 2011
Think strategically for your manager when you’re asked to research options: assess what matters most; come prepared with a recommendation, action plan, and a backup: keep track of all the details
Submitted by Peter on June 12, 2011
You’re adding value if your boss is taking credit for your ideas: calm down before you confront; document all your ideas in writing; decide whether the battle is worth it.
Submitted by Peter on May 22, 2011
Take-Your-Child-To-Work Day is not a play-date: arrange for specific activities, teach them to behave respectfully, don’t forget your own professional demeanor
Submitted by Peter on May 17, 2011
Leaders aren’t dictators: inspire through actions as well as words, demonstrate trust in your team, listen to others and be flexible
Submitted by Peter on April 6, 2011
Check your attitude at the door: don’t alienate people with negativity; consider others’ feelings before you speak; do your homework about different cultures and respect their norms.