Our Corporate Life
September 5, 2017   •   Volume 8, Issue 16   •   ISSN: 2154-3240    
In This Issue
♦   Feature Article: Why Are You Always Late?
Ask Amanda: How do I deal with a dissatisfied leader?
♦   Practical Tips: Clothes Make the (Wo)Man
Why Are You Always Late?

We all know people who are never on time (or never deliver on time) but why do we continue to be late when there are so many disincentives? One often overlooked factor is the personality type of the individual.

According to a study in the journal of Human Performance, Type A people tend to be punctual and underestimate time e.g. they estimated that a minute passed in 58 seconds.
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Thought to Ponder

Knowledge with action is power.

Practical Tips: Clothes Make the (Wo)Man

What we wear definitely influences how others see us, but did you know it also affects your performance? According to a study led by researchers at Columbia University, participants wearing formal clothing scored better on the ability to think abstractly...
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  ask Amanda

I have a great team and a stellar second-in-command (SIC). However, my SIC is often overwhelmed and dissatisfied with what she sees as the “chaos” around her. I have offered help, resources, and a listening ear but nothing makes her happy. I don’t want her to leave. What should I do? B.B., Palo Alto, CA

Amanda Mitchell

No matter what situation you’re faced with, your first question should be “whose problem is this to solve?” Her happiness is not your responsibility.

Based on your question, it sounds like you question her judgment e.g. “with what she sees as the ‘chaos’…” If you haven’t already, have a conversation with her to manage her expectations about what is “normal” in your company.
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