Our Corporate Life
November 24, 2015   •   Volume 6, Issue 24   •   ISSN: 2154-3240    
In This Issue
♦   Feature Article: Smart Questioning
Ask Amanda: Should I focus on finding my path?
♦   Practical Tips: Gratitude
Smart Questioning

The best questions are those that lead to an insight, strengthen a relationship, or open up a dialogue. Try experimenting with different types of questions to deepen your conversations—you may be surprised what you learn!

Try these techniques:

Ask clarifying, non-judgmental questions. Develop openness and trust by asking to truly understand, e.g., “What led you to that conclusion?”
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Thought to Ponder

Hard work is a prison only if you don't care about the work.

Practical Tips: Gratitude

Gratitude is the gift that keeps on giving. Not only does expressing it make the other person feel good, it helps make our bodies and minds healthier too. “There is a magnetic appeal to gratitude,” says Robert Emmons, a professor of psychology at the University of California, Davis, and a pioneer of gratitude research (who knew?). “It speaks to a need that is deeply entrenched.”
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 ask Amanda

I'm in my thirties and my friends all seem to know what they want to do career-wise. I'm not sure and really haven't spent a lot of time thinking about it. Do you think I need to focus on this? A.R., Hoboken, NJ

Amanda Mitchell

Take your friends out of the equation. What is important to you? Are you bringing this up because you really want a goal for your career, or because you feel you “should” have a goal? What’s your vision for your life, and how does work fit in?
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