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Take steps to start a new job the right way

The opportunity in a new job is that you can set aside baggage and make a fresh start. How you make this start is fairly important to your success.

One-on-one meetings can aid management

As in all interviews, the more you speak, the less you learn. This is the time for shrewd questioning.

For managers, well begun is half done

Beginning a new job as a manager is a terrific opportunity. It gives you the opportunity to reflect on your past practices, and refine them to become a better manager.

Remember, you are always communicating

John Langhorne/Tree Full of Owls
Evidence shows most of us make very rapid first impression judgments about others. If you don’t understand that these judgment bursts may be very inaccurate, it can cause problems.

Remember, you are always communicating

John Langhorne/Tree Full of Owls
First impressions are very powerful. Evidence shows most of us make very rapid first impression judgments about others.

Control, influence and manipulation

John Langhorne/Tree Full of Owls
A friend who had bounced through several poor jobs and finally landed in an excellent work environment raved about how much better he felt in every way.

When the temperature rises, the light dims

Conflict requires heat and speed. The emotional temperature goes up and drives rapid reactions. This one-two punch produces transient stupidity.

Maintaining balance in your life

John Langhorne/Tree Full of Owls
In many respects, the job and family are an accurate representation of our lives and in the past decades, both have changed markedly.

Small kindnesses and leadership development

As people age, they become more reflective and are able to review and identify small kindnesses that have essentially been done to them earlier in their lives.




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