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Keep setbacks in perspective.

Proofread in spurts

by on October 1, 2001 10:00am
in Office Management

If you’re reviewing a long document, limit your proofreading to about 10 minutes at a time.
An acquaintance refers to your boss as a pillar of integrity, although you suspect he may ‘cook the books.’
When workers lose their composure, they often rail against their colleagues or the company.
To get ahead, ask your bosses, “What do you see as the three most important skills for my position?”
As tension mounts, avoid big, gulping breaths or choppy, high-speed breaths.
You want more allies at work, but you’re not a natural at making friends. Perhaps you’re too quiet, prickly or blunt.
Have remaining employees change their passwords.
You give a great speech, only to fall apart during the Q&A. Unscripted interplay may cause you to stutter, misspeak and repeat yourself.
In the first few minutes of a meeting, everyone’s attentive. But as tough issues arise, participants might bicker, form cliques and ignore the facilitator.