Tuesday, February 26, 2013
February 26, 2013
Still worried about your job? Many companies in every industry try to save their way to prosperity by cutting costs, and jobs. Ours is no different and as consolidations continues introducing "economies of scale" and job redundancies they are sure to continue.
In an independent study for Psychology Today magazine, consultant Lynn Taylor surveyed 586 about "managing up" and found the Top 7 techniques for doing so that they believed to me most effective.
- Strong listening and communications skills
- Demonstrating calm under pressure
- Being a good role model for leadership and respect
- Proactive problem solving
- Working around a boss's strength's and weaknesses
- Using humor
- Showing empathy
She also discovered an acronym that might help you stay focused on this. It's called "CALM" - Communicate (openly, honestly and frequently); Anticipate (remain aware of potential problems before they escalate and offer proactive solutions); Laugh (use levity to diffuse tension and create a bonding atmosphere; and Manage (manage up, or "parent" without patronizing.
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