Our Corporate Life
May 24, 2016   •   Volume 7, Issue 11   •   ISSN: 2154-3240    
In This Issue
♦   Feature Article: Practical Self-Promotion
Ask Amanda: How can I avoid being constantly accessible without putting my job at risk?
♦   Practical Tips: Choosing Wisely
Practical Self-Promotion

Most people have strong feelings about self-promotion. The type we’re talking about here isn’t about making yourself sound like the Second Coming, it’s about making sure that the people who matter appropriately understand your value.

This helps the company understand how to use your talents to their fullest, which increases your satisfaction, your skills, and ideally your compensation. With cross-company initiatives becoming more common, you can’t rely only on your direct manager to sing your praises.
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Thought to Ponder

Confidence comes from doing the work.

Practical Tips:
Choosing Wisely

Most of us face decisions every day that can lead to anxiety over whether we’ve made the right decision. Sports psychologist Jim Taylor, Ph.D., author of Prime Sport: Triumph of the Athlete Mind, suggests that you simplify your decisions by focusing on the facts in order to take emotion out of the equation. This will make it easier to understand what’s really at stake in a given situation.
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 ask Amanda

Our company uses all kinds of technology to keep us constantly in touch—email, HipChat, Skype, FaceTIme—so much so that it feels like I have to always be available or I'm letting down the team. How can I handle this situation without jeopardizing my job? N.S., New York, NY

Amanda Mitchell

Whether you’re at home or in the office, being constantly available is a choice you make. While there may be implicit pressure to be available, that doesn’t mean you have to be on call 24/7. It’s about setting boundaries.
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