In an era of Casual Fridays and work-from-home colleagues, how can you maintain effective office communication in a changing business climate?
We’ll steer you through changes in business etiquette, and help you successfully navigate through the new realities of workplace conflict and office politics.
You’ve undergone rounds of interviews, negotiated a good salary and
received a job offer. You’re about to accept, but there’s one more
hurdle: Your potential employer has asked you to sign an employment
Getting ahead often involves knowing where to go to get your questions
answered—and knowing how to collect accurate information so you can do
Shun meaningless consultant-speak when you launch new projects.
Remember Dale Carnegie? Today, he’d make a great career coach with
advice such as, “Become genuinely interested in others,” and, “Get
others to say, ‘yes, yes,’ immediately.”
More than 2,300 years ago, the Greek philosopher Aristotle gave us a blueprint to speak persuasively.
Career advancers complain just like everyone else. But they make sure
their complaints are sound—not shrill—and heard by the right people.
Ask a small business owner about her top managers and she’ll probably rave about their skills.
To listen well, you must make sure you understand before you judge. It’s easy to skip right to making a judgment.
Avoid e-mail acronyms unless you’re replying to someone who already uses them.
Before you hit the Send button to e-mail your résumé, increase the odds it will enhance your reputation as a hotshot.