Our Corporate Life
December 11, 2012   •   Volume 3, Issue 25   •   ISSN: 2154-3240    

Holiday Hiatus - We’ll Be Back in 2013!

In This Issue
♦   Feature Article: Coworkers Can Make
You Fat
Ask Amanda: How should I handle office
gift giving?
♦   Practical Tips: Resolutions
Coworkers Can Make
You Fat

Most are aware that the holidays are difficult for those who are watching their diet. Now research has shown that coworkers are often the culprit, sabotaging their peers’ efforts to maintain a healthy weight. According to a survey of 325 dieters by Survey Sampling International for Medi-Weightloss Clinics, a franchiser of physician-supervised weight-loss clinics in Tampa, Florida, almost a third of people on diets said colleagues pressured them to eat more, made fun of their diets, or ordered them restaurant food they knew wasn’t on their diets.
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Thought to Ponder

What you can become, you are already.

Practical Tips: Resolutions

While it can be exciting to imagine what life will be like after you achieve your resolutions, most of us unfortunately donít get that far. According to FranklinCovey, the time-management experts, nearly four out of five people will not keep their New Year's resolutions. In fact, their survey found that only 23% of those making resolutions kept their commitment to themselves. Even worse, 35% of resolutions never made it to the end of January before being broken.
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 ask Amanda

This is my first holiday in this office and they have a tradition of gift giving. What's the protocol? D.A., Cherry Hill, NJ

Amanda Mitchell

Holiday gifting is an area where you should tread lightly. This is one time when following the crowd is your best strategic move. Since you’re new to the company, check with human resources about gifting policies and ask around to determine what the office has done traditionally.
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About Us: Our Corporate Life LLC (OCL) 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, OCL helps create solutions that enable corporate employees at every level to optimize profits while enabling them to thrive in the corporate environment. OCL 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 OCL 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. Our Corporate Life
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