5 Steps to Standing Out Above the Crowd at Work

Written by Joan Schramm

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4. Know when to hold Ďem and know when to fold Ďem. Pick your battles. If youíve maderepparttar best case you can for doing something a certain way andrepparttar 144564 boss decides to do it Sallyís way, smile and go along (unless doing it Sallyís way is going to send you to jail). If your way really is better, people will remember that when Sally folds like a cheap card table. When you do decide to keep fighting to do it your way, make sure itís something worth fighting for and not just because you canít stand to lose. If you only start a war whenrepparttar 144565 stakes are high you have a better chance of coming out on top than if you try to fight every low-level skirmish like Sherman going through Atlanta.

5. Donít hide your mistakes. As soon as it becomes apparent that something has gone wrong, take it to your boss and be upfront about what happened. Have a plan laid out to correctrepparttar 144566 problem and limitrepparttar 144567 fallout. You should be able to tellrepparttar 144568 boss that youíve already putrepparttar 144569 recovery in motion and exactly whatrepparttar 144570 final outcome will be. The key here is to acceptrepparttar 144571 blame without hand wringing or whining and pointing fingers at your subordinates or other departments. You takerepparttar 144572 responsibility, and then you takerepparttar 144573 lead in fixing it.

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Joan Schramm is a career, executive and personal coach with twenty years experience in management, training and coaching. For more information about Joan, or to talk about whatís going on in your career, e-mail coach@achieve-momentum.com, or go to www.achieve-momentum.com.

5 Simple Steps to Creating an Allergy Friendly Home

Written by Emily Clark

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Leather furniture is also ideal for homes with pet allergies. Forrepparttar same reason as hard flooring is more suitable than carpet, leather holds far less allergens than fabric.

Keep a seat forrepparttar 144563 allergy sufferer that pets are not allowed to sit on. Also be certain that animals do not sleep onrepparttar 144564 beds or enterrepparttar 144565 bedrooms of allergy sufferers. Consider keepingrepparttar 144566 sleeping area ofrepparttar 144567 home as a pet-free zone.


There are even things you can do with your pet to reducerepparttar 144568 allergic effects of having them in your home.

Frequent grooming and bathing with a mild soap to prevent over drying will reducerepparttar 144569 dander that is one ofrepparttar 144570 main causes of pet allergies. It would be recommended that someone without allergies take on this task.

Washing hands after playing with a pet and avoiding touching your face with unwashed hands will also help. Since some individuals are also allergic torepparttar 144571 saliva of pets it would be sensible to not allow your pet to lick you.

Inrepparttar 144572 case of more serious allergies or asthma it may be best that no pet sharerepparttar 144573 home. For older children or adults it may be possible to find a medication or treatment which makesrepparttar 144574 situation tolerable if they prefer to keeprepparttar 144575 pet despiterepparttar 144576 allergy. The information contained in this article is for educational purposes only and is not intended to medically diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Consult a health care practitioner before beginning any health care program.

Emily Clark is editor at Lifestyle Health News and Medical Health News where you can find the most up-to-date advice and information on many medical, health and lifestyle topics.

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