Our Corporate Life
August 4, 2015   •   Volume 6, Issue 16   •   ISSN: 2154-3240    
In This Issue
♦   Feature Article: Assess Your Work Habits
Ask Amanda: Should I tell my boss I made a mistake?
♦   Practical Tips: Banter Better
Assess Your Work Habits

It's important to periodically take a look at your work habits to make sure you are not inadvertently sabotaging yourself. According to CareerBuilder.com, there are 10 work habits you should try to break.

I’ll get back to you on this—hahaha! Leaving yourself no wiggle room adds unnecessary pressure for you and can negatively impact others involved in the same project.

Sloppy E-mailing
Proofread and double-check the recipients. Do you really need to “reply all”?
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Thought to Ponder

The successful are willing
to be uncomfortable.

Practical Tips:
Banter Better

Every interaction with someone creates an impression, so why not leave the best impression you can? Unskilled people try to leave a good impression by bragging or calling attention to their achievements. It’s much more effective—and more fun—to authentically connect with others instead.

Active listening is at the heart of this technique, so make sure you stay present during your conversations.
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 ask Amanda

I made a mistake at work. I fixed everything and I don't think it will ever happen again. I'm conflicted about confessing this to my boss. Do I really have to? J.W., Boston, MA

Amanda Mitchell

Put yourself in your boss’s shoes. Would you want to find out the mistake yourself or perhaps be informed by someone else? Making mistakes is natural and expected. How you handle the mistake demonstrates your judgment.
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