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A slimy, no-good manager got promoted over me. It makes me question whether to stay.
To upgrade your persuasiveness, present your ideas in small, appealing packages.
Rigid attendance policies can backfire.
You can’t watch home-based employees at work, but at least you can ask for a summary of what they’re doing.
Some staffers will try to persuade you by saying “I’ve been through this before” or “Trust me, I know how this works.”
You know you’re supposed to acknowledge superior performance, so you dole out rewards such as gift certificates or cash bonuses.
Some people love to pick apart whatever you say. Rather than cooperate, they raise objections or challenges.

Sell, sell, sell!

by on April 1, 2001 8:30am
in Office Management

Our CEO asked all employees to bring in more business. We’re supposed to turn our friends and family into customers.
Most conversations that last more than a minute are interrupted.
If a top executive requests a reasonable favor, such as having you attend a short conference and report on what’s said, say “yes” with enthusiasm even if you privately dread doing it.