Bad first impressions are hard to shake. Getting off on the wrong foot with a co-worker or a boss means it could take a while before they see you the way you want to be seen. Dorie Clark, writing in the Harvard Business Review, suggests ways to overcome a bad impression and change others’ perceptions of you.
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Marie Boker is the director of first impressions at Phelps, an integrated marketing communications agency in Playa Vista, Calif. She was downsized from another agency almost 20 years ago, but when that company was acquired by Phelps soon after, she got a boost.
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