By Todd Dewett | Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Whether delivered at work, at a conference, or to a client, a presentation is a rare opportunity to significantly help—or harm—your professional reputation.
You’re on stage, the introduction is over, the microphone is on, and everyone is waiting for you to open your mouth. What will you say?
By Todd Dewett | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
People quit their jobs for lots of different reasons—and it’s often perceived as a difficult or negative event.
But what if I told you it could be a very positive and productive part of your career?
By Todd Dewett | Wednesday, September 10, 2014
As a professional, being a contrarian can be difficult. On the one hand, you see opportunities for change and improvement more readily than others. On the other hand, your inclination to shake things up may irritate people.
There are a few things we know about how to survive at work as an outside-the-box thinker. In this week’s tip, I’m going to ask you to start thinking not just about your great ideas—but how to make others actually listen when you share them.
By Todd Dewett | Wednesday, September 03, 2014
One of the trickiest things you’ll ever have to do at work is deal with a public insult—especially one you didn’t see coming—and especially one delivered by your boss!
You’re sitting there in front of colleagues, possibly even clients, and your intelligence, work ethic, or judgment are questioned for all to see.
By Todd Dewett | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Here’s an uncomfortable but inevitable truth: Sooner or later, we all have to work for people we don’t like!
Hopefully, this won’t happen to you too often—and when it does, let’s hope it doesn’t last.
But when you’re in the middle of it, you need to know how to effectively navigate the situation.
By Todd Dewett | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
You’re using your phone incorrectly.
No, I’m not talking about the way you allow it to distract you in your meetings. I’m not even talking about your text addiction.
I’m talking about how to hold a conversation over the phone: You’re doing it wrong. You’re not communicating at your optimum level.
By Todd Dewett | Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Let’s be honest: We all face some interpersonal friction at work.
And sure, one reason is that some people just aren’t nice—but that’s not actually the most common reason.
When coworkers don’t get along, it’s usually not because one of them is “wrong.” It’s because people are different. Those differences are the focus of this week’s Management Tip.
By Todd Dewett | Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Here’s a funny truth: Even very experienced and successful professionals occasionally forget what it means to behave correctly and courteously at work.
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