TITLE

What you say can determine your destiny

AUTHOR(S)
Graham, John R.
PUB. DATE
November 2004
SOURCE
Proofs;Nov2004, Vol. 87 Issue 5, p51
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses how the words uttered by employees may affect their career destiny. There are some clear signs that an employee is on thin ice. They reflect basic attitudes about work and what's expected on the job. When you hear them, you take note because they send the wrong message. But nobody told me...This is among the worst. In essence, this is the anti-responsibility affirmation and it reveals how certain employees feel about their relationship to their work. Whenever the line They haven't gotten back to me is used, you can almost always be sure the individual is disorganized. It applies to the person who just realized that the meeting is either tomorrow morning or 30 minutes from now and dashes off an electronic mail or picks up the phone and leaves a hurried message. I'll try is the very best excuse of all. Work is about doing, not trying. There are no points for trying. These are some of the efficient ways to terminate your employment. The words we use mean something to us -- or we wouldn't employ them to express our feelings and attitudes. Words tell us about who we are and what we believe is important. In a very practical way, words determine destiny.
ACCESSION #
15350617

 

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