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A reader called us to ask, “Should I start job hunting? My company is
scaling down longtime perks like free coffee. Even the water coolers
are now unfilled. Am I overreacting—or should I flee while I can?”
Win compliance from employees by highlighting what’s to gain by cooperating, not what’s to lose if they don’t.
You have a chance encounter with your division president and you want
to say something impressive. Nothing comes to mind, so you resort to
that old standby: compliments.
An employee says, “Stop nagging, it’ll get done,” but you’re still concerned it won’t.
Some speakers don’t end their comments with finality.
You explode at an employee in front of onlookers. Or you make an offensive faux pas at a team meeting. Don’t ignore it.
When chatty visitors drop by, stand and approach them.
Automobile pioneer Henry Ford once complained, “Why is it that when I want to hire a set of hands, I get an entire human?”
Alice, 57, has three grown children.
She’s a capable administrative assistant but her real “talent” is
parenting younger workers.
If you’re giving a presentation that lasts longer than 10 minutes,
you’re probably going to lose everyone’s attention after the first 10
seconds—unless you compel them to listen.