The beauty of your career is it doesn’t happen in one day and you don’t only have one opportunity for the success you want to enjoy. You have an opportunity every day to make a difference, to change your path and to set a new precedent for what you plan to do. Even if you were in a rut yesterday, listened to gossip and did nothing about it, or showed a weakness in your leadership, you have a chance today to make changes and improve your career. Take a step back and look at what you need to make happen in order to have the career you want to enjoy and be proud of by analyzing where you are and making necessary changes.
How to Tell the Difference Between Venting and Office Gossip
Harvard Business Review Article:
This is one of the toughest challenges in your professional life. You may have colleagues that trust you and want to be able to bend your ear on a regular basis, which is fine, but you need to make sure it doesn’t cross the line from venting about the actions that took place into gossip. Gossip is an attack on an individual when they aren’t around and it can be cancerous in the workplace. Venting allows people to get their frustrations out to be able to enjoy the ability to get back to work after this expression. To tell the difference you need to listen to the words used. If the person is talking only about the events that took place and not getting personal about the other individual, that’s venting. Once they cross the line to personal, that’s gossip and you need to put a stop to it so it doesn’t become a problem in your workplace.
Is Anything We Thought About Leadership True?
Smart Brief Article:
Does how you treat others in business actually matter? Are you expected to take the feelings of other people into account when you’re the figurehead of a major corporation that’s become a global success? If you look at the leadership styles portrayed by Donald Trump during his life you might think everything you knew about leadership was false and could be put into question. The reality is, the public portrayal of his leadership style isn’t what most of us would want to live with and work under, but many have and do. Does this mean humility, apologies and feelings no longer count? Not at all, these are still important and there are instances that show leaders in Trump’s companies have shown a respect for these feelings.
5 Ways to Get Yourself Out of a Rut
We all face ruts in our professional lives. It happens at different times of the year and in different circumstances, but you need to get yourself out of the rut and be ready to go again with the vigor you once had, but how? Get yourself out of your rut first by trying to be healthier. Go for a walk or run, eat more healthy food such as vegetables and go to bed a little earlier. You also might need to become uncomfortable. Get out of your office and work somewhere else, reach out to people you don’t normally spend time with and look to see how you can be uncomfortable and how your respond. Check out this article and learn more about how to get yourself out of your rut and get back to being the productive person you know you can be.