Strategies for Making Your Body Language Work for You
Do ever wonder why you don’t get the respect you deserve? Do others often ignore you? Your body language might be sending out the wrong signals.
To alter your body language, you must understand what you’re currently doing with your body. If possible, set up a video camera and record yourself interacting with others. What you see might shock you.
Enhance your body language and your communication skills with these tips:
Through the years, I have often seen talented individuals that were well qualified for a job not offered the position due to many issues which I will discuss in more depth in this article.
There are many different reasons why these talented individuals were allowed to go work for a competitor!!! Yes, that’s right….A competitor is where they end up and now that talent is working against you and your organization!
Your internal promotes are great for maintaining the culture that you have in place. In fact, they spur growth in your company as an example to others of how they can grow their careers as well. This is the minor leagues per se.
Outside hires are important because they have experience in your field and have shorter learning curves. They also will bring several new ideas into your business and this process infuses growth. This will also assist in the training and development of your internal promotes.
In turn your internals help with the cultural development piece since they have been acclimated and in the system for some time.
This type of symbiotic relationship is paramount for growth. It aids in the development of the teams you are building as they both contribute and help each other grow in different ways.
I would not. Her expertise and talents are valuable, and she will likely bring some great ideas in the marketing area that easily make it worth it.
As a hiring manager your goal should be to bring on the best talent you can. If you spend that extra $5,000 on a talented manager typically they make that up and then some.
I once had the pleasure of speaking with the founder of Sam Adams, Jim Koch. We were talking about people and the one pearl that he left me with was to always raise the talent pool by hiring people that were smarter than he.
This recipe and the great culture he created at Sam Adams (not to mention the best lagerJ) has created a great working environment and happy team members.
Go into battle for talent!!! They are out there, find them, get them, and keep them!!
All the best,
Coach In Training
Mistakes That Could Be Harmful To Your Career
Your career won’t manage itself, you must be an active player in making it work for you. Even if you’re a superstar at work, it’s possible to make mistakes that harm, or even end, your career. You spend a lot of time at work. It would be a shame to undo all of your effort by making an easily avoidable mistake.
Avoid these mistakes that harm your career:
Undervaluing your worth. Avoid being afraid to ask for a raise or a promotion if you deserve it. Be prepared with bullet points of special projects you have completed and an overall rundown of your accomplishments.
Few companies will give you more than you demand. If you’re content to stay in the same place and make the same salary, they’re happy to accommodate you.
Be assertive, but stop short of being a nuisance.
You can always look for another position if you’re being undervalued.
Don’t ever threaten to “quit or else” the outcome might not be what you’re looking for.
Failing to toot your own horn. If you’re doing good work, ensure the word gets out. Take advantage of LinkedIn and keep your activities updated. Do your peers know what you’re up to? Let everyone know how great you are.
Take on projects that showcase your strengths. Be willing to be seen. Others will notice, and your reputation will grow.
Avoid bragging, but avoid being bashful.
Talking about others is generally a mistake. Whether it’s social or professional, avoid speaking about other people unless you have something positive to say. Everyone has been negatively impacted by oversharing at some point. Discuss ideas, yourself, and the other person taking part in the conversation.
Failing to make your boss look good. At the end of the day, you’re there to serve your boss. If you’re making them look good, your job is secure. If you’re not, you’re not doing your job properly. And don't think for a second that it goes unnoticed.
Being too negative. There’s no place at work for anyone that complains or criticizes. Maintain high standards and be supportive of your workplace. If you can’t think of anything positive to say, it might be time to find new employment. This type of behavior brings down morale and definitely attracts the wrong kind of attention towards you.
It’s also a good policy to stay away from negative people. You might be penalized for associating with them.
Searching for another job on company time. Your company is likely to check your internet log from time to time. If you’re spending time each day on Monster.com, you might find your employment ending. Search for a new career on your own time.
Publically searching for a new job. What you do on your own time is your own business, but you don’t want your employer to know that you’re seeking greener pastures. Keep a lid on your social media messages. It’s not necessary, or smart, for the entire world to know that you’d like to work for someone else.
Look around your office building. The people with the more prestigious jobs are better dressed than the rest. A good rule of thumb is to dress as well as your boss. Avoid dressing like your peers. People will begin to associate you with the more powerful people in your workplace. When a new job opportunity becomes available within the company, you’ll have a better chance of success.
Remember Attitude is everything, it’s the one thing that you fully control. If you’re in a bad environment that is effecting your mood then leave it and find a good one.
A career can be ruined very quickly. Avoid making the mistakes that can derail your career. Remain professional and value your worth. If you’re thinking about another career, keep your search to yourself. You can share after you’ve secured a new position. Avoid being complacent in your career. Be proactive and see your career blossom instead of fade.
Coach In Training