Career Advice

Written by Richard Lowe

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Use performance reviews as a method of letting your people know where they are doing well and where they need to improve. This is a very legal, highly controlled method of communicating with your people (or your boss) and must be done correctly to be effective. One golden rule of reviews is nothing should ever be a surprise torepparttar employee. If a person is not doing well, he must know about it long beforerepparttar 102067 review so he has a chance to correct his mistakes.

Another rule of mine is that all critical comments must be done in private, one on one (unless there are legal reasons, such as a reprimand for sexual harassment, for witnesses). Never give reprimands, no matter how minor, in a public location. Conversely, it's great to give positive remarks and reinforcement in public - in fact, generallyrepparttar 102068 more publicrepparttar 102069 better.

Remember that communication is very powerful, and used properly it, combined with your knowledge, talents and abilities, can propel you uprepparttar 102070 corporate ladder.

Onrepparttar 102071 other hand, when used improperly you will certainly succeed in stalling your career. Use communication very poorly and you may find yourself jobless in short order.

If you use your emails to cover your behind, you will soon find it is exposed and ready to be kicked. If you try and sling mud at others around you, it's very possible you will find yourself not only covered in mud, but even tarred and feathered.

For example, I had a boss a number of years ago who thoughtrepparttar 102072 main purpose of email was to ensure that everyone understood whatever had gone wrong was someone else's fault. I remember on several occasions our department had failed to provide service torepparttar 102073 users, and our boss had us write emails that went on for pages, patiently explaining how these failures wererepparttar 102074 fault of someone else. My god, we all got so tired of protecting our bosses behind. In fact, when he finally leftrepparttar 102075 company, we felt such a feeling of relief that it was amusing.

This same man is a great example at how a lack of communication can doom a person. He tried to build a wall between our department andrepparttar 102076 rest ofrepparttar 102077 company. All communications between our group andrepparttar 102078 outside world had to be approved by him, and he often insisted on performingrepparttar 102079 communication himself. Thus, it became impossible for any of us to do our job - and it became very difficult for anyone inrepparttar 102080 department to understand how they fit intorepparttar 102081 overall company business.

So to sum it all up, what's my advice? Use communication to your advantage. Ensure your boss knows that you want to contribute torepparttar 102082 success ofrepparttar 102083 group and, more importantly, that he completely understands how valuable you can be. Use communication to give positive feedback and to let everyone know your commitments and understandings, as well as other areas in which you could be helpful.

Equally important, don't abuse communications. This is a very powerful tool, and if you've ever been onrepparttar 102084 wrong end of a public reprimand orrepparttar 102085 subject of water-cooler gossip you understand exactly what I mean.

The managers who excel in their career have learned these lessons and apply daily to their jobs without even thinking. That'srepparttar 102086 main tool ofrepparttar 102087 trade. Simple communication.

Richard Lowe Jr. is the webmaster of Internet Tips And Secrets at - Visit our website any time to read over 1,000 complete FREE articles about how to improve your internet profits, enjoyment and knowledge.

Missed Once, Twice, Thrice Got It!

Written by Susan James

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Then It came. No More. I could not take it. I knew there was more, I just did not know what it was. I quit reading all ofrepparttar Business & Marketing stuff that I used to love & absorb like a sponge, it was my hobby reading all of that great stuff.

Instead, I chose to find out how stuff really works, and not how we are *taught* it works. And this now 3rd time, I am working totally for myself. I have a very profitable E-Media Business that is fun and full of money andrepparttar 102066 momentum increases daily.

My Moral to this story: Forgetrepparttar 102067 *they* people and what you've been *taught*. *Swing forrepparttar 102068 Fences*, and then just watch what happens to your life ! (sj)

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