Our Corporate Life
March 1, 2016   •   Volume 7, Issue 5   •   ISSN: 2154-3240    
In This Issue
♦   Feature Article: Always Being Right
Ask Amanda: My boss is making me uncomfortable!
♦   Practical Tips: Align Your Digital Footprint
Always Being Right

Undoubtedly you’ve run across someone in your career who always has to be right—no matter how off base they are. “Always Being Right” is actually a faulty way of thinking that psychiatrist Aaron Beck and his student, David Burns, included in their list of 15 cognitive distortions. Cognitive distortions are thoughts that cause people to perceive reality inaccurately.

If you’ve run into a person like this, you’ve probably seen them go to great lengths to try to prove their point of view, especially if they perceive a challenge to their thinking. They will continuously dig until they find something, anything, that will prove them at least partially right, and then they are satisfied.
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Thought to Ponder

Maintain a good work:fun ratio.

Practical Tips: Align Your Digital Footprint

It’s a good idea to periodically check your online profiles to ensure that they’re accurate and consistent. As we end the first quarter, take a few moments to compare your LinkedIn, Twitter, About.me, and any other digital profiles a potential employer will check.

It is generally easier to print your LinkedIn profile and check it offline because of its length. To do so:
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 ask Amanda

My boss has a foot fetish and I’m very uncomfortable. I love shoes but find myself avoiding my favorites because I don’t want him to check out my feet. What can I do? L.E., New York, NY

Amanda Mitchell

I’m not even going to ask how you know this...

You can control only your own behavior, no one else’s. You are choosing to limit your shoe choices in an effort to change his behavior because of what you think his behavior means.
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