Our Corporate Life
June 20, 2017   •   Volume 8, Issue 11   •   ISSN: 2154-3240    
In This Issue
♦   Feature Article: Feeling Lost
Ask Amanda: My new colleague is a game player. What should I do?
♦   Practical Tips: The Work/Life Seesaw
Feeling Lost

It’s not unusual for goal-oriented people to occasionally feel lost. It may be that you’ve grown and your original goal isn’t relevant to you anymore. Or the tradeoffs you’d have to make for success are not worth it to you. Or perhaps you’ve realized that you aren’t talented enough to achieve the level of success you deem important (Olympic gold medalist, genius, leader of the free world, etc.).
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Thought to Ponder

Make peace with your path.

Practical Tips: The Work/Life Seesaw

How many times have you heard someone complain about their work/life balance? It’s completely the wrong metaphor. The concept assumes that you’ll be equally accomplished in both spheres constantly, and that’s not how life works.
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  ask Amanda

There’s a new manager in my group and he’s behaving like a douche. He sits right next to me, yet insists on sending inappropriate emails (asking for status of my projects, suggesting I do extra research to provide background to the team for upcoming meetings, etc.) and cc’ing the CEO, who is located in another city. I’m concerned that he’s affecting my reputation. What can I do to get him to stop? P.B., New York, NY

Amanda Mitchell

This is the time to stay focused on your strategy so that you don’t get sucked into his game playing. He’s not your manager even though he’s behaving as if he is and given he’s cc’ing your CEO, he’s stirring the pot for some reason.
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