Tag Archives: Pleasing your boss and your clients

  • Make Friends, Not Contacts: 5 Tips for Networking


    If you want to be happy, make friends. If you want to get a head in business network, right? No, just make friends. Here’s why and here’s how. This review of the book Never Eat Alone offers 5 tips for networking: try to Make Friends, Not Contacts. And here’s how to make friends (and why you’d want to). […]

  • When you have to say no!


    Saying no isn’t a comfortable experience for you. Or for your clients, colleagues or kids. They don’t want to hear it. You don’t want to say it. Read Seth Godin on when you have to say no. And we know there are so many reasons to say no. So you need to know how to make No […]

  • Why Karaoke will give you success at work


    Karaoke can make you look foolish. But showing your vulnerabilities can work to make you more popular. See this excellent post from Barking up the Wrong Tree which suggests ways to improve difficult relationships, including Screw up: If you’ve been presenting too perfect an image, it’s time for karaoke. Show you care: Apologize for the rain […]

  • A feedback option that works


    Seth Godin has so many nuggets it’s hard not to just re-post about 80% of what he writes. This one is very useful though. He suggests that when we receive negative feedback we don’t counter each one, but instead write each down. This makes the client (staff member, spouse) feel heard. And it gives us time to […]

  • Making A Good First Impression


    If you’re dating, meeting a new client, interviewing for a job or even interviewing for a place to live, 5 Secrets To Always Making A Good First Impression will help you with some good common sense things to do.  

  • How’s your strategy?


    Six Strategy Traps outlines the do-it-all strategy the Don Quixote Strategy the Waterloo Strategy the something-for-everyone strategy the dreams-that-never-come-true strategy the program-of-the-month strategy. Which one are you in danger of setting up right now? Fix it!