Our Corporate Life
January 9, 2018   •   Volume 9, Issue 1   •   ISSN: 2154-3240    
In This Issue
♦   Feature Article: Message Discipline
Ask Amanda: I work in a negative place and want to remain optimistic, help!
♦   Practical Tips: Project Gridlock
Message Discipline

A key responsibility of a leader is to create an optimal environment so their team can thrive. Their mental “environment” is much more important than the physical but it is often overlooked. Think about what your team needs in this regard in order to excel. What mental obstacles can you remove to make it easier for your group to get things done and done well?
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Thought to Ponder

Live by choice, not chance.

Practical Tips: Project Gridlock

With the start of a new year there often comes a heightened focus on making tangible progress, especially on gridlocked projects and initiatives. As more attention is directed toward project owners, the added pressure can backfire and depress the effort expended.
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  ask Amanda

My New Year’s resolution is to be more optimistic. The problem is, I work in a very negative environment. I think my negativity is making me feel worse at work. How do I keep my “glass half full” mindset? K.S., New York, NY

Amanda Mitchell

Smart move! The best thing about optimism is that even if it’s unwarranted you’ll still feel better just by choosing to see the bright side.
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