Despite your incredible work ethic and near perfect attendance record, you probably find yourself in situations where you feel underappreciated at work. In these instances, self-advocacy is critical. Here are a few tips to prepare you to stand up for yourself in the workplace.
Posts Tagged: confidence
Developing a sense of humility prevents us from getting defensive about our ideas, decisions, and direction for the organization. It makes us open to new ideas and lively debate.
Confidence is a companion of success -- in and out of the workplace. Armed with confidence, you are more likely to gain workplace recognition and be a satisfied worker. Here are a few simple strategies for boosting your confidence in the workplace.
Tactics for successful negotiations.
In this week’s blog, I will cover some of the general lessons I learned about negotiations that can also apply to general conversations and interactions with others.
Google the phrase “how to become more confident” and you’ll find 9,370,000 answers. Clearly, people want to know how to become more confident versions of themselves — more assured, savvier, and more well-respected. It’s a good goal! And amongst those 9,370,000 articles, there are a variety of good tips. Stand up straight. Smile more. Get... Read more »
It took me took me several years before I could think about this one particular boss without feeling physical anxiety. My heart would start beating faster, my muscles would tense up, and sometimes I'd be so anxious I couldn't fall asleep. He was the kind of boss to whom all my work was a disappointment... Read more »
Should I speak up, or is this a dumb idea? Did I do a good enough job on that project? Am I in over my head? Chances are you recognize that voice. It's the downward spiraling mantra of self-doubt, and almost everyone has had it in his head at one point or another. Self-doubt can... Read more »
Picture this: Lucy has convinced Charlie Brown to run up to kick the football while she is holding it. Charlie races toward the ball and just before he kicks it, Lucy pulls it away – again. Of course, Charlie kicks nothing but air and winds up on his back with a thud; humiliated and disappointed... Read more »
Have you ever been bullied? Have you supervised a team that included a bully? Though they sometimes go by other names, I have known my share of bullies and have struggled to deal with them at different times in my life. It doesn’t really matter if the bully is part of a little league soft... Read more »