Our Corporate Life
February 20, 2018   •   Volume 9, Issue 4   •   ISSN: 2154-3240    
In This Issue
♦   Feature Article: Strategic Proactivity
Ask Amanda: My manager is in my shorts. Help!
♦   Practical Tips: Preserve “You” Time
Strategic Proactivity

Proactivity is about taking purposeful action towards a clear, specific goal. When you’re proactive, you are creating situations based on a strategy. Making conscious choices about where to invest your time and energy helps you identify which opportunities, projects, and events deserve your attention.
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Thought to Ponder

Help more, judge less.

Practical Tips: Preserve “You” Time

With the boundary between work and personal life increasingly blurred, it’s easy to deprioritize your personal objectives. The irony is that having clear boundaries actually results in better work and a happier experience.
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  ask Amanda

My manager has been in my shorts for the past month. I have never had any issues and in the past 3 years she’s never acted this way. Any advice? A.D., New York, NY

Amanda Mitchell

If the quality of your work hasn’t changed, recognize that this behavior is about her, not you. This is important because you don’t want to be perceived as defensive when you have a conversation with her.
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