Join Dr. Chaz Austin for an in-depth discussion in this video Be on your best behavior, part of Succeeding in a New Job.
- Your new job represents a new opportunity,…to learn, to make friends, to challenge yourself.…Yes, at times it will be scary and overwhelming.…Focus on your ultimate goals, personal growth,…while serving the company and its customers.…Maintain a positive attitude, don't complain.…Aristotle said that there are four ways…to communicate effectively.…First are declarations, those are statements…that stand alone and require no proof.…
The Declaration of Independence would be a good example.…Number two are assertions, which state something as fact,…but do require proof, like if you say,…I'm gonna be the top salesperson…in the company next quarter.…Third are requests, which require the respondent…to either accept, decline, or counter offer.…When your boss asks you to do something, that's a request.…And finally, there are promises.…Those are the results of the requests.…
Whether you know it or not, when you accepted…your boss's request, you were making a promise…to deliver something measurable by a specific time.…If you didn't deliver, you had to face the consequences.…
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