Research shows that bad or negative interactions with bosses and co-workers can have as much as five times the negative influence on you as positive interactions. When you are trying to do excellent work, build a team, or start a new project, the negative trumps the positive.
Your job search efforts have finally paid off, they called and invited you for an interview. Your resume and cover letter were excellent. You know to never be late for an interview and make a reconnaissance run just to make sure you know where the company is and how long it will take you to get there. You always treat people with respect and kindness and you always make good impressions. Appropriate eye contact is important; too little and you may appear untrustworthy, too much and you will make the interviewer uncomfortable. You also know that about 90 seconds is all you want to take
How many afternoons do you struggle to stay awake at either your computer, your meeting or during a class? Surely, at some point during the day, you have wondered how much more effective you might be if you just had enough sleep and felt fully rested.Too often we accept this sleep deprived state as the norm instead of taking a serious look at how important sleep is as a habit vital to not only our good health but how we perform at our jobs and how we learn.
In our society we constantly see things that cause us fear—shootings, price increases, job losses, home foreclosures, muggings, murders, bullying, war, the possibility of war, cancer and this is only the beginning of a long and fear-inducing list.
We all have style—learning style. We all have preferred ways of learning new ideas, tasks, information and activities.
There are a number of popular ways of describing these styles. The three major categories of learning style that get referenced most often are learning by 1) seeing, 2) doing and 3) hearing. These categories get high-brow words attached to them but what they are called isn’t as important as knowing the primary style that YOU use.
With nearly 15 million Americans out of work, there is a lot of competition for just about all job postings. Those job seekers who want to learn and develop, are ambitious and have a clear vision of where they want to be in the next three to five years may find that a bottom-rung job may be their leg up the ladder. Even in those so-called “dead-end” jobs, you will learn something and develop some new skills, that is, if you don’t carry around a load of resentment.
For myself in particular, I hated to read for fun during school. Of course there were always the reading assignments everyone dreaded. On a more positive note, one of my favorite books during those high school years happened to be one of those "requirements." While reading To Kill a Mockingbird, my imagination played out the book as I read.
Thinking about this brings to mind those students in every class who couldn't read and even those who couldn't read well. I can't help but wonder how they made it or did they give up and not even try.