Ten Top Tips on How to Get the Best from Changing Situations

Written by Martin Haworth

Change is thrust upon us every hour of every day - in a radically and rapidly changing world, you just have to get over it! There are ways to do this - common sense ways which when we get into turmoil with ourselves, we lose track of. Here are a few reminders for you.

It can be great to do something new 'for a change', when it's your choice. It's fun then. But when it comes up on you from out ofrepparttar blue, when you're least expecting it, it's something very different. So, here are a few things you can do.

  1. Accept How You Feel How you feel is OK. Whoever is going through this change experience would feelrepparttar 134857 way you do, whether it is angry, sad, frustrated etc. allrepparttar 134858 emotions are acceptable. It is OK inrepparttar 134859 moment to feelrepparttar 134860 way you do.

  2. Sleep on it Avoid being hasty about anything - let it sink in. The better news will be tomorrow - after you have had time for it to stew a little. Your right brain will kick in - and then you can get creative!

  3. See Throughrepparttar 134861 Emotion Here you can combinerepparttar 134862 facts that you have - and be very honest and realistic here, withrepparttar 134863 possibilities. What opportunities could this present?

  4. Think Big Picture At this point you can seerepparttar 134864 micro-environment - how it might affect you and what a difference it might make to your life. But, what if whatever happened was going to be OK. What could you use out of this experience to help you go wherever you might want to inrepparttar 134865 future? Taking a pro-active position on this will make a BIG difference.

  5. Create a Plan Atrepparttar 134866 beginning this will be very sketchy, but how about creating a plan of how you can utiliserepparttar 134867 change to create a better more fulfilling life for yourself. As Benjamin Franklin said 'Out of adversity truly comes opportunity'.

What to Ask When You’re Invited to a Meeting

Written by Steve Kaye

Here are five questions that you must ask before agreeing to attend a meeting.

1) Where isrepparttar agenda? A meeting without an agenda is like a journey without a map; it will always waste your time. Once you haverepparttar 134838 agenda, make sure that it consists of more than a list of words because this is almost useless. The agenda for an effective meeting will provide a complete description of howrepparttar 134839 meeting will proceed.

2) What isrepparttar 134840 goal? Isrepparttar 134841 chair seeking an agreement, a solution, or a plan? Knowingrepparttar 134842 goal gives you head start on participating effectively. Be cautious of meetings that are held just “to talk about something,” because this type of meeting seldom accomplishes anything.

3) What is my role? Make sure that your participation adds value torepparttar 134843 meeting. Avoid meetings where you have a superficial role, such as to find out what’s happening. In that case, ask forrepparttar 134844 minutes. If you’re needed to work on only part ofrepparttar 134845 agenda, ask if you can attend only that part ofrepparttar 134846 meeting.

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