7 professional tips worth thinking about
It is a well-known fact that the one who loves to give advice needs it most. Often, such advisers can be painfully direct comments, but if you think about it, they can be far from useless.
“Keep your personal opinion with you”
This is exactly how the “experienced” like to teach us when we are graduates, we get a job. But in fact, our youthful maximalism sometimes overshadows our mind. We forget about the responsibilities and responsibilities in the ardent desire to show themselves. We are all employees, in the good sense of the word. Our clients, colleagues and bosses have their own needs. And, as happens in most cases, meeting these needs is more important than nurturing your own pride. Staying honest with yourself and maintaining a balance with your actions at work are vital conditions. But there is a big difference between: “being true to yourself” and “just being yourself.”
The first impression is deceptive
It is very easy for us to look at others through the lens of evaluation, especially when this assessment is negative in advance. But after all, the workers in the majority do not deliberately do a poor job. Customers do not deliberately cause any inconvenience to your company. And the chiefs are mostly not to spite you. It is worth remembering, the less you look into the depths of the situation, the more you can complicate things. See the root.
They are just as scared as you are.
Remember how often the boys from the neighboring yard seemed stronger, how awesome they looked, before playing football at the school stadium. Someone in a T-shirt with the name of a favorite player, someone sneakers were so similar to professional ones, that you unwittingly ascribe to him the skills of a champion. Probably no one thought that those boys were looking at you with the same frightened eyes. In the business world, the same thing happens. All success symbols are just a mask. Under the whole farce, most likely, the same entrepreneur as you, who is also worried about the deal.
When you dismiss an employee, you should say something more than “You can not cope with the work, you are fired.”
With the exception of special circumstances, dismissal is the final step in a fairly long process. You should consider and suggest options for additional training, set goals and deadlines for improving employee performance. Only in this case, when you have done everything possible, and there is no progress, then you may not need additional conversations. The employee himself will understand everything, you have done everything possible.
If you calmly fall asleep after you fired someone, then something is wrong
Even if you did everything right, dismissing an employee, it will be a lousy soul. It is clear that “he dismissed himself.” But still, you have influenced someone’s life, career, family, and this leaves a residue. Any leader must leave a place for humanity.
Sell yourself harder than it looks
Many consider themselves rather modest and shy, and therefore “selling” themselves to them will be problematic. It is always more convenient when the boss will notice your talent and will advance you along the career ladder. It’s easier for us when customers find us themselves. And this is a problem, because success in any field and profession is currently at least partially, but depends on selling skills. Take the initiative in your own hands, especially regarding yourself, and people will reach out to you.
Just shut up be kind
We talk a lot. We consider ourselves to be witty and insightful, but in fact, rarely, when others also think so. But in fact, self-confident people do not feel the need to talk at all. It is strange and even unpleasant to realize this, but more often we speak not because we are listened very attentively, but because we are interested in what we say. In business, you shouldn’t talk only for your own pleasure.