Our Corporate Life
May 29, 2012   •   Volume 3, Issue 11   •   ISSN: 2154-3240    
In This Issue
♦   Feature Article: Handling a Crisis
Ask Amanda: How do I handle the constant “hat passing” given my budgetary constraints?
♦   Practical Tips: Behavior Is Contagious
Handling a Crisis

With the changing world of work, it’s likely that most of us at some time will have to deal with a crisis at the office. In hindsight, events become clear but life is always lived forward. And in real-life situations, when faced with unprecedented circumstances, people often take the path of least resistance. This is rarely your best option.

Here are some tips for handling difficult events or crises you may face in your professional career.
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Thought to Ponder

Strengths overused become our greatest weaknesses.

Practical Tips: Behavior Is Contagious

While you may have suspected it, it’s now been proven: nastiness is contagious.

According to Dr. Michelle Duffy, it doesn’t take long for employees to be adversely affected by a new boss who is “morally disengaged” and insensitive to others.
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 ask Amanda

It seems every time I turn around the hat is being passed for some cause or another. I'm on a tight budget. What do I do? P.B. Minneapolis, MN

Amanda Mitchell

I know exactly what you mean. For me, when the envelope was passed I felt obligated to give, no matter what my relationship was with the intended receiver, because I was afraid that if I didn't they might feel that I "meant something" by not participating.
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