Why Showing Your Face at Work Matters

Here’s a cautionary article about the importance of “face-time” at work, and the, (often unconscious), perceptions it may cause in others.  Much as we love our tele-commuting and virtual offices, there can be a “down-side.”

Here are some smart tips to help mitigate that “down-side” while still gaining some flexibility with where you do some portion of your work.

Why Showing Your Face at Work Matters.

(Let me know your ideas, too.)

5 Qualities of Charismatic People. How Many Do You Have? – Forbes

5 Qualities of Charismatic People. How Many Do You Have? – Forbes.

I do believe that some people have some innate advantages when it comes to this, but I also feel that many of these areas can be cultivated, and, that they are easier to learn if modeled by someone whom we admire.

 

 

 

Is there someone in your life that fits the bill? Are you paying attention?

How HBO’s ‘Girls’ Mirrors the Spirit of Sisterhood in Nature – NYTimes.com

We’ve known for a long time that  good social support is a powerful  predictor of health and longevity, and that women, in general, seem to have the edge in this area.  Here’s an interesting article from the New York Times Science Magazine  about recent research on female friendships in primates and how they may relate to human “sisterhoods.”

How HBO’s ‘Girls’ Mirrors the Spirit of Sisterhood in Nature – NYTimes.com.

Coaching Questions:

Do you have a least  three “real”  friends?  (People whom you can trust and confide in? People who would come through for you if you needed them?)

How strong is your social support system?

How happy are you with its current status? On  a scale from 1 to 10 with  1 being “It’s abysmal” to 10 being , “Couldn’t be better” what number would you give it?

If it is not a 10, what could you do now, this week, to start moving it in a positive direction? (Is there a phone call you need to make, a “catching up” date you need to get on the books?)

If so, you can make it happen. Just allow yourself to take a break and do it.  Remember, it’s ultimately one of the best things you can do for your work performance, your health and your happiness.

Have a great day!

When Choosing a Job, Culture Matters – Bill Barnett – Harvard Business Review

Some organizations will excite you. They’ll stimulate your success and growth. Others will be stressful. They may lead you to quit before you’ve accomplished much or learned what you hoped to. With the pressure (or excitement) of finding a new job, it’s all too easy to pursue a job opportunity or to accept an offer with only a hazy view of how the institution really operates. The path to an institution you’ll like is to investigate the culture you’re thinking of joining before you accept the position.

When Choosing a Job, Culture Matters – Bill Barnett – Harvard Business Review.

So many times when talking to clients, I find they get so excited about wanting to be chosen,( “Pick me. Pick me. Oh, please, pick me!”), that they forget that they are interviewing the organization as well.  Here are some wonderful ideas to use now if you need them, or save for later when you are likely to,which will to help you choose more wisely.

Coaching tip:  Culture is key to a good fit in a job. Do your research before you accept a position, ideally, before you interview, and vastly increase your odds of finding you have an enjoyable job and sucessful tenure at the company.

How to Turn Job-Seekers into Happy Customers — Even When They Don’t Get the Job – At Work – WSJ

The High Cost of Treating Job Applicants Like Cattle

Here is an important post for all employers, and particularly the people who are involved in the hiring process. While in this economic times there tend to be far more applicants than positions. it is still no excuse to treat those applying as if they or their time are not valuable.  This article  is a “must read.”

How to Turn Job-Seekers into Happy Customers — Even When They Don’t Get the Job – At Work – WSJ.