Our Corporate Life
November 14, 2017   •   Volume 8, Issue 21   •   ISSN: 2154-3240    
In This Issue
♦   Feature Article: Rejection Is a Skill
Ask Amanda: How do I adapt to a much more casual environment?
♦   Practical Tips: Use the Grapevine
Rejection Is a Skill

Everyone experiences rejection but rarely are we taught how to deal with it productively. And knowing how to deal with rejection is an important skill for everyone to have.

Your first reaction will likely be defensive. No one likes to be told they’re wrong. When it happens to you, take a breath immediately and strive for objectivity. Most of the time there’s a reason you’re being shot down.
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Thought to Ponder

Certainty is the enemy of growth.

Practical Tips: Use the Grapevine

The office grapevine gets a bad reputation because it’s often associated with gossip or rumors. However, it’s also an excellent source of critical information. It all depends on how you use that intel.

Do you know when the budget for raises is finalized? Are you aware of succession plans for management?
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  ask Amanda

I have always worked in a very corporate environment. Now I am in a much more casual office. I’ve stopped wearing suits but the lack of boundaries between people’s work and private life makes me really uncomfortable. I like keeping things separate. What should I do? W.S., Nashville, TN

Amanda Mitchell

Just as you adapted your clothing to your new surroundings, you’ll need to adjust to how people interact in your new office in order to be successful. You’re uncomfortable right now because it’s new to you and it sounds like you’re going from one extreme to another.
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