How do office politics
help or hurt you?
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How to WOW: Secrets to Communicating Memorably
By Crystal Jonas, author of The Power of Purpose
Jackie asked during a recent seminar on Powerful Communication Skills for Women, “Crystal, how do I communicate so that people will remember me? I’m more shy than showy, if you know what I mean.” Read More
Office politics are part of work â€” you can’t escape them! Whether it's a network of allies you can depend on when you need to rush something through to completion, or a network of gossips and backbiting, office politics can be a double-edged sword! How do office politics help or hurt you? Share now.
Maintaining Your Composure —
Even Under Stress!
If you’ve ever lost your composure at work, you know how awful it can be. You feel embarrassed, communication breaks down, feelings are hurt, and relationships can be damaged. So, how do you stay calm and respond effectively when someone is yelling at you? Read More
We have some of the most amazing — and savvy — readers in the world! Every month, it’s exciting to see how you’ll respond, and what you have to say. This November, we’d like to take a moment to thank you for being readers and to share just a very few of the many comments that inspired us, informed us, or just made us happy.
Who or What Inspires You? http://www.nationalseminarstraining.com/WomensLink/Wom_0911/Question.cfm
“Making a difference inspires me. I believe that I am placed on this earth for a specific purpose; and in that purpose I am to make a positive impact to those that I come in contact with. And it is that positive impact (the difference) that inspires me because then I know I have achieved my ultimate purpose which is to help, inspire, and motivate others in meeting and having a greater leader, a greater way, and a greater life.”
“My greatest inspiration has always been my dad. He grew up in the Depression, worked hard on his family farm every day and despite only a high school education, he became a success. He never made what some of these reality stars make in a year but he did well through hard, honest work. He never spoke bad about a person and always forgave if someone cheated him on a deal. He is truly the best man I have ever known. Now at 93, he struggles with Parkinson's as it robs his mobility. I try to learn from him and I hope my son inherits the best of my dad.”
My Day With Dr. Kim
“I had the fortune to attend an ‘Event with a capital E’ with Dr. Kim several years ago and I still remember and apply what she said.
She had very practical wisdom and a day spent with her is unforgettable.”
What Would You Tell Your Past Self?
“Really think about your future. What you do now will be carried with you and becomes part of you for the rest of your life. Invest the time and effort to learn valuable life skills and to develop sound, healthy habits. Listen to older people. They know what they’re talking about! Do NOT make a habit of spending extra hours at work, especially if you are not paid for it. At first it is somewhat appreciated, but in the end, it is merely expected and YOU pay for it at the expense of your time, health and family.”
“I would tell myself:
“Use your head! Stand up for yourself and what you believe in. Really listen to that little voice that will tell you when you are making or about to make a mistake. Intuition and ‘gut feelings’ are real. Heed them. Don't be afraid to strike out for parts unknown. Get out of your comfort zone and experience the unforgettable!”
The Biggest “Leap of Faith” Career Move You’ve Ever Made
“Three years after my divorce, I finally exhaled. Scraping by financially and cleaning up my past was behind me. Now, each new breath consisted of gratefulness, freedom, and abundance. Every day, I thought to myself, ‘I did it!’ As I counted my blessings, a new job opportunity dangled before me. Did I want to change again by moving into a different industry and lifestyle? Realizing that my positive and grateful state of being attracted more positivity, I told myself, ‘Of course, I do!!’ Each opportunity is a gift and never be fearful of designing the life you want. Stay positive and you will attract positive things.”
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