Ask for that Raise!

Written by Kimberly J. Schenk

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Caught off guard, his boss simply said, “I hear you. Give me 48 hours to get you an answer.” The next 48 hours were agonizing for Jeff and Judy. Finally, Jeff was called into his boss’ office. “After careful consideration we are prepared to offer you $12,000. Will that work?” Now Jeff was dumbfounded. He was thrilled he had maderepparttar request. “Yes. That works fine. When will it start?” was Jeff’s response. Jeff had newfound respect for himself and his credentials. He did what was right in his mind for his future. He followedrepparttar 142033 four steps inrepparttar 142034 Ripple Effect on how to create an effective message. He spoke in words that were comfortable for him. Emotions could have derailed his request but Jeff was careful to check his statements againstrepparttar 142035 one principle and edit out any ineffective comments. Negative messages can trigger resistance, or resentment. Jeff disliked conflict and was happy with his behavior. We all live complicated lives. Using proven communication tools is easy when we simply get to know them. The Ripple Effect gives you an advantage. You can create outcomes that move your life forward and get your needs met consistently.

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The Five C’s To Building A Career You Will Love

Written by Dave Lindbeck

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1. Culture - In what kind of company do I want to work? - Large or small? Public or privately owned? Nurturing environment or "sweat shop? Fun or serious? 2. Command - For what type of boss/supervisor would I like to work? - Warm and friendly or distant? Micro-manager or hands off? Dictator or leader?

3. Comrades - With whom do I want to work? - Team players or mavericks? Highly social or indifferent? Helpful and supportive? Shared work ethic?

4. Compensation - What would I like my financial package and other "benefits" to be? - How much money do I want to make? Do I want professional growth and development? Would I like to work on a commission basis? How important is recognition to me? 5. Contribution - What would I like to give in my work? - Do I need to make a difference inrepparttar world? Do I need to express myself creatively? Do I need to take on a lot of responsibility? Do I want to lead or manage people? The 5 C's raise your awareness and ultimately improve your job satisfaction, because you're more likely to be doing and experiencing what you love, than taking what you can get. Although you can't control all these aspects of your career norrepparttar 141992 people in it, being clear will help you ask better questions and do better research as you evaluate your career. The key is in gettingrepparttar 141993 most you can, and also agreeing with yourself that what you are able to get is what you truly want.

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