Tuesday, June 4, 2013

How to Leave Your Job And Keep Your Dignity - Jesse Lyn Stoner ~ Seapoint Center

If you want to quit your job, make sure you don't leave your dignity behind. It's a good idea not to burn your bridges. But more importantly, how you quit is about who you are and how you feel about yourself.

These 8 suggestions will help you leave on a good note. They won't guarantee it, because you can't control other people's reactions. But even if there is negativity, if you leave with what cultural anthropologist Angeles Arrien calls Honorable Closure, you will be able to feel good about yourself.  Read more...  http://seapointcenter.com/leave-job-keep-dignity/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=leave-job-keep-dignity&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Harvey Mackay: Getting better at your job

When I am hired to speak to a company or association, I typically talk ahead of time to six to eight people who will be in the audience to get a better sense of the group. I ask them a series of questions about creative selling, teamwork, negotiations, how they get close to their customers and so on. Then I surprise them and ask what they do to get better at their jobs.

Over the years, some of the typical answers I’ve received include: going back to school to learn new skills or get another degree, joining trade organizations and attending events, networking, listening to speakers, reading everything they can get their hands on, being more available, working harder and smarter, improving people skills and many more.

These are all great ideas, but I’d like to add to the list and share some of my ideas:

Improve your time management. Most people fail because they let time manage them. Time becomes a crook. Often it’s the people who make the worst use of their time who complain there is never enough of it.

Get organized. This will not only improve your productivity, but it will streamline your life, lower your stress and save you money. The Wall Street Journal reported that the average U.S. executive wastes six weeks per year retrieving misplaced information from messy desks and files. (I’m still working on this.)

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