No one likes to be criticized—even when it is deserved! The truth is, however, that every one of us could use improvement. So instead of hating to be criticized, think of it as a gift that will help you be better in the future. Here are some tips for receiving criticism from your co-workers gracefully. Continue reading “How To Take Criticism At Work Gracefully” »
Whether you are the employer or the employee confronting or criticizing others is always difficult. Usually you decide to confront someone because that person is making you angry or upset for reasons that can range from a personal habit that gets on your nerves to an action in the workplace that is against the rules of your company. No matter the reason behind your desire to confront, there are five basic steps to follow if you want to create a more positive working environment for yourself and everyone around you. Continue reading “Constructively Confronting Others At Work” »
Do your co-workers comment on your being too emotional in the workplace? Do you tend to take work situations too personally? Would you be more effective at your job if you didn’t get sidetracked by your personal feelings? The following questions designed to help you grab control of excessive emotional reactions to everyday work situations. Continue reading “How To Control Your Emotions at Work” »
Don’t be fooled—it is a very rare person who isn’t daunted by the idea of giving a speech in front of a room full of people. Even the most talented actors often suffer from stage fright. The following are some tips designed to help diminish your fear and possibly even increase your enjoyment of a speech well given! Continue reading “How To Improve Public Speaking Skills” »
Everyone feels self-conscious from time-to-time in the workplace. There are a million different reasons why people feel self-conscious, but the important question today is why you feel awkward in the workplace. The following questions are designed to help you figure out what triggers your sense of discomfort. Your answers to these questions will help you find solutions for yourself. Continue reading “Do You Feel Self-Conscious at Work?” »
(Article Trader) I will not make age an issue of this campaign. I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent’s youth and inexperience’ – so said Ronald Reagan during a 1984 presidential debate with Walter Mondale. While some might view his comment as a defensive move to cover up his less than brilliant performance during an earlier debate, it could also be considered to be precisely the opposite – an offensive strategy which played on the wisdom and experience of age.
The reality for many in the 40 or 50+ age brackets, however, is that by the time they reach ‘middle age’, they feel that it is safer to stick with their current employer than face the competition of ‘the bright young things’ out there in the job market. In an age where youth is celebrated and revered, a great many employers perceive younger applicants to be more energetic, enthusiastic and full of fresh ideas. Continue reading “Does Middle Age Mean the Death of your Career” »
(ARA) – Travelers are finding the silver lining of the current economic climate is the availability of some incredible travel values. Hotel, airfare and vacation package prices are all down significantly from last year, helping to make travel more affordable than it has been in years.
With a little planning, even the most budget-conscious travelers can find affordable trips this fall and winter. The general manager of Expedia.com, Tim MacDonald, offers some advice for ways to get the most value out of your next vacation: Continue reading “How To Cash in on Recession-Driven Travel Deals” »