Our Corporate Life
April 26, 2016   •   Volume 7, Issue 9   •   ISSN: 2154-3240    
In This Issue
♦   Feature Article: The Five Ws
Ask Amanda: Should I go back to my old job?
♦   Practical Tips: Career Checkup
The Five Ws

One of the most important jobs a leader has is to convey information in a way that allows for the most productive interpretation. Your goal is to tell a complete story. If you’ve ever taken a journalism class, you’ve probably been taught that basic information gathering requires that you answer the five Ws—who, what, where, when, why, and sometimes how. In business you’ll usually change the order (how, what, why, who, when) so that you answer questions as they’re asked by your audience. A good habit is to plan your communications so that you consistently cover the following aspects...
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Thought to Ponder

Create space between stimulus and response.

Practical Tips:
Career Checkup

When things are humming along well at work, it’s easy to become complacent about your career. However, it’s actually the best time for a quick career checkup because your thinking won’t be driven by an immediate need to leave your job—which is when most people think about their careers!

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 ask Amanda

I think I made a mistake when I took my new job. My old employer wants me back and I'm seriously considering it. What do you think? G.S., Forest Hills, NY

Amanda Mitchell

Undoubtedly this is an emotional time for you. Before you make any moves, it’s important that you analyze a few things.

First, why did you leave in the first place? Has something changed at your previous job in the interim or are you just more appreciative of what you had?
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