Our Corporate Life
October 30, 2012   •   Volume 3, Issue 22   •   ISSN: 2154-3240    
In This Issue
♦   Feature Article: Increase Your Ability to Innovate
Ask Amanda: My boss is on my back because my office "is a mess." How can I get her to back off?
♦   Practical Tips: Overcoming Jitters
Increase Your Ability to Innovate

Companies are always looking for new ways to make and save money. Regardless of your role, innovative thinking positions you to be part of the solution, which increases your desirability and ultimately, your options. Innovation takes many forms, with small changes often having a big impact. Don’t take yourself out of the game because you don’t think of yourself as innovative.

What can you do to help yourself and your team think differently?
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Thought to Ponder

Your emotional wake is your responsibility.

Practical Tips:
Overcoming Jitters

No matter how experienced you are, most of us get jitters before an important presentation or meeting, or when being introduced to a power player in our industry. To help yourself manage your anxiety, try these tips:

Prepare and Self-Manage
Anxiety comes from not knowing what’s going to happen—so preparing yourself for what’s to come is an obvious first step.
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 ask Amanda

My boss is giving me grief because my office "is a mess." I don't know what the big deal is—I know where everything is. What can I do to get her off my back? C.D., Madison, NJ

Amanda Mitchell

Your question reveals a common mistake. You’re confusing ability to do your job with how you’re being perceived. Your work doesn’t speak for itself. Your boss is actually doing you a favor by telling you that your office is sending a mixed message.
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