Join Dr. Chaz Austin for an in-depth discussion in this video Show energy in your new role, part of Succeeding in a New Job.
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- In your workplace, you need to be aware of what's involved…before tackling any problem or situation.…You need to think critically.…Critical thinking can be defined as the process of…analyzing information gathered through…observation and communication.…In other words, awareness of the elements…of a given situation, in order to…determine what needs to be done.…But awareness is only half the battle.…I taught critical thinking at a film college for many years.…
Only, I called it critical thinking and action.…Just knowing the specifics of an issue…doesn't produce results.…For example, let's say you're in psychotherapy.…In the course of treatment, you realize…just how neurotic your father was.…That's good information to know.…You may now be able to explain in part…why you are the way you are.…But if the information you learn doesn't in some way…improve your situation, the awareness isn't enough.…
If you don't act on it, it makes no difference.…As Chekhov said, "Knowledge is of no value…"unless you put it into practice."…
Success starts with a good foundation, a great plan, and an attitude of humility—no matter your level of expertise. From there, you learn techniques to integrate with your team, communicate and collaborate effectively, and find mentors at your company. Dr. Austin also helps you cultivate an energetic and focused attitude that will position you for future success.
- Starting with humility
- Communicating effectively
- Feeling overwhelmed
- Bonding with teammates
- Finding mentors
- Learning to give and take