In case you haven’t been listening, your office is saying a lot about you to your employees, clients and customers. Yeah, it’s just a boss cave, you say—the place where you spend more time than any other—and you’ll doll it up or neglect it as you see fit. But with a glance, everyone can glean what you’re all about.
Let’s take a look at some of the stuff that’s going on in your den, the tales they’re telling, and what you can do to fix it.
Do you have a clean desktop? Is there nothing else on your desk but a leather ink blotter, a shiny brass letter dagger and an unreliable rolodex? Then you come off like a pompous master delegator, unwilling or too lofty to pitch in. On the other hand, a trashy desktop and cork boards pasted over with layers of irrelevant memos, old schedules and Dilbert cartoons, paints you as a person far removed from the big picture. Find middle ground.
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