Posts tagged with 'relationships'
Break the 'Hi, How Are You' Conversation DeadendRead the rest of this entry »
Is there anything more conversationally uncomfortable than a co-worker who welcomes you with a "Hi, how are you?" and actually wants an answer? A real one.
The New York Times tells us that with a little planning there's a way to turn the "How are you? Great, how are you?" loop into a real conversation and in the process learn to get comfortable with office small talk.
"Every day around …
The End of Office FriendshipsAre we "bowling alone" when it comes to find friendship at work? That seems to be the case. National surveys from years ago had half of the workers in the country saying they had a close friend at work. Surveys from the past several years find only 30% saying they have a close work friendship. Four decades ago, a majority of high school seniors told researchers finding a job where …Read the rest of this entry »
How to Know If You Are a Terrible, Horrible, Very Bad Boss (and What to Do If You Have One)Read the rest of this entry »
Are you a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad boss?
Probably not, even if almost 4-in-10 respondents to a Monster poll think they work for one. But with only 17% rating their boss as excellent, it's clear there's room for improvement.
Recognizing your shortcomings is not easy, but it's the first step to doing something about them. Marta Steele, a partner at the leadership and talent development consulting firm PeopleResults, …
250 Coffees to Successful NetworkingRead the rest of this entry »
Robbie Abed meets for coffee with people 250 times a year. It's how he networks.
It's how he went from a bad job situation to building a successful IT management consulting business.
Like so many people, Robbie had almost no network when he first decided to go out on his own. He knew networking was how you build contacts and develop relationships that can lead to a better job, a …