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Keep your own performance file

Keep your own performance file

Your work achievements lay the foundation for your advance. So make a performance file on yourself. No one else will do it. Take the time to add the special or business-as-usual…

cindytonkin January 11, 2015
You're responsible for your own professional development

You're responsible for your own professional development

People who get ahead ensure they get the skills and develop the networks they need. Sometimes work will pay. Sometimes work won’t. In the end, you are responsible…

cindytonkin January 10, 2015
Stop the will

Stop the will

Listening to complaining literally damages people’s brains. It takes away neurons from the hippocampus. Not only that, it drives people away from the complainer.…

cindytonkin January 9, 2015
Stop the whining

Stop the whining

Listening to complaining literally damages people’s brains. It takes away neurons from the hippocampus. Not only that, it drives people away from the complainer.…

cindytonkin January 9, 2015
Don't be a zombie

Don't be a zombie

Maybe you can do your job on your ear. Phoning in your job, never going out of your way to help those around you, and never showing any enthusiasm. That’s…

cindytonkin January 8, 2015
Say Good Morning

Say Good Morning

Some of us can be a bit too task-oriented in a world where a lot of people focus on maintaining relationships. If you’re one of the task-focused people, put…

cindytonkin January 6, 2015
Laugh

Laugh

People want to be around people who make them feel good. What does that mean in business? Laugh! Laughter relaxes the whole body, boosts the immune system, triggers…

cindytonkin January 5, 2015
Find your boss' number

Find your boss' number

Your boss has a button. Find out what it is. One of the easiest ways to find a button is to check out your boss’ Enneagram type. The Enneagram is a people-typing…

cindytonkin January 4, 2015
Escalate Well

Escalate Well

In many offices, being politically astute means knowing when and what to escalate to your boss. That is, as I wrote a few days ago, knowing what information they…

cindytonkin January 3, 2015
Know what your customer cares about

Know what your customer cares about

Getting ahead and building your reputation is hard if you give your customers marshmallows when they really care about toast. Clients, bosses and all types of customers…

cindytonkin January 2, 2015
You don't have to play, but you need to know the rules if you want to stay off the field!

You don't have to play, but you need to know the rules if you want to stay off the field!

You don’t have to love office politics. You don’t have to play office politics. You do need to know the rules though, to steer clear, or stay off the…

cindytonkin January 1, 2015
How To Read People Like Sherlock Holmes

How To Read People Like Sherlock Holmes

Want to read people better? Read this article on Reading people like Sherlock Holmes does.  Here’s his summary: Don’t make assumptions based on a single…

cindytonkin December 22, 2014
Compelling People's Blog

Compelling People's Blog

After more on how to persuade? Try the blog at Compelling People.

cindytonkin December 1, 2014
4 things your boss will never tell you about getting a raise

4 things your boss will never tell you about getting a raise

4 things your boss will never tell you about getting a raise or promotion gives some very useful information.

cindytonkin November 17, 2014
The Dullest, Most Vital Skill

The Dullest, Most Vital Skill

The Dullest, Most Vital Skill You Need to Become a Successful Manager 

cindytonkin August 21, 2014
Toxic Leaders and CEOs

Toxic Leaders and CEOs

I’m researching to write my own article for Human Capital Magazine on how to deal with Toxic CEOs, here are some goodies I’ve found. How To Spot A Toxic…

cindytonkin July 14, 2014
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