Just some stuff I learned along the way!
First off- if you have a boss that has somewhat of a mean streak; smile and greet them every day! Not sarcastically but genuinely. And if it’s appropriate and timely, if they happen to look nice that day, tell them!! I can tell you from personal experience that you can break them down and turn them into your friend! By the way, it doesn’t hurt to be really, really good at what you do either!!!
Second- I don’t know why this is in Corporate America but you’ll run across this if you haven’t already. Some bosses like to do this thing called staring you down. It’s like they’re a predator and they want to know if you’re scared of em. Listen, learn to choose your battles. You can do one of two things. Either you can speak and say, “how ya doin?!” (and not in that cowardly, shriveling demeanor either) or you can look the other way. Not because you’re afraid but because you know if they make the wrong move it’s called a LAWYER!!!
Looking at it like this puts you in a position of power and you don’t have to feel belittled in your own eyes!! You’re not there to challenge them but to work with them, (and to pay the rent :))!!
One last thing- if you’re starting a new job or even a new position. If you haven’t learned this, learn it early. Go in with the mindset that you’re going to be “the problem solver”!!! Because people will pay you well to solve their problems!! And if they don’t, someone else will, so market yourself well😄!!
That is all……. make it a great night everybody!
“Soft Skills are the new currency that puts you in a position of power and keeps you in demand!”
Successful Enterprises, your soft skills coach!