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“Go ahead and tell me the steps you will take to complete this assignment.” This is the question that NONE of my early supervisors ever asked me on the job. And boy was I relieved that they never asked this question. Why? Because I had no clue! When I was new on the job I [...]
Posted: April 1st, 2015 under Ask Margaret.
Tags: ask for help, asking for help, asking for help at work, business help, getting help from others, how to ask for help at work, strong leaders ask for help
It is wonderful to see a project come to completion. Last fall I was part of a book project. SelfGrowth.com reached out to 101 of us as experts in career enhancing strategies and asked us to contribute to one special book. A book that would be a comprehensive guide, a ‘go-to’ resource for the many [...]
This month we tackle how to prepare for conflict given the constraint that other people might behave somewhat randomly. Q) Margaret you say that when I know I will face conflict or a difficult situation I should prepare in advance. You also say you cannot control others, only yourself. I am confused. How can I [...]
This month’s question is not uncommon. You are interviewing for a job that you really want (and possible also really need), you match MOST of the qualifications. What do you say about the areas where you are not a match? Of course this leads to internal conflict, lose the opportunity or misrepresent your skills and [...]
This month it is my honor to introduce to you Josh Nankivel. Josh coaches new and aspiring project managers to achieve their career goals through various publications and training courses. Visit Josh at http://pmstudent.com/. Just a few weeks ago Josh and I worked together to answer some of the questions that he was receiving from [...]