Corporate Suffering Solutions
June 15, 2010   •   Volume 1, Issue 12   •   ISSN: 2154-3240    
In This Issue
♦  Feature Article: Staying Proactive in Uncertain Times
Ask Amanda: How can you get ahead when the path isn’t clear?
♦  Practical Tips: Prioritize Your Agenda
Staying Proactive in
Uncertain Times

Most people consider themselves to be very proactive—I’ve yet to hear a corporate executive tout their ability to be reactionary!  However, be aware that there is a difference between taking action and being proactive, although on the surface they can look very similar.

In either state—taking action or being proactive—you’ll appear to others as energetic, forceful, highly motivated, and active.  Management often identifies taking action as being proactive.
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Thought to Ponder What drives you crazy in others is often something that bothers you about yourself.
Practical Tips: Prioritize Your Agenda

The boundary between work and “real” life is increasingly blurred. Our “wired” culture, lean corporate structures and demand for instant results all contribute to the feeling that being accessible 24/7 is critical. The irony is that having clear boundaries actually results in better work outcomes than working all the time. Try these tips to help preserve time for you.  read more

 ask Amanda
Question:I want to progress in my company but it’s not clear what I need to do to get ahead. I keep asking but no one will tell me the path. We have performance reviews but they are very general. Others are getting promoted and even skipping levels. What should I do? E.A. Danville, CA Amanda Mitchell

Well, the good news is that you recognize it’s your responsibility to manage your career. Knowing what you do well and making others appropriately aware is a win-win. You’re able to spend the bulk of your time working on projects that take advantage of what you enjoy and naturally do well and the company knows who to tap into for those types of assignments.  read more

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About Us: Corporate Suffering Solutions LLC (CSS) is a company that offers a new system for reducing unnecessary workplace suffering caused by the organizational, interpersonal, and ethical issues of our time. It is founded on the belief that adhering to core human values and achieving business success are always compatible. Working with both companies and individuals, CSS helps create solutions that enable corporate employees at every level to optimize profits while enabling them to thrive in the corporate environment. CSS was founded by Amanda Mitchell to help meet the needs of people working in corporate America during this transformative moment in our nation’s history. The CSS system reflects her experience and insight gained from a 20-year corporate career working with Fortune 500 companies, and as an executive coach to senior-level corporate executives. Corporate Suffering Solutions
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