Do You Want to Be Liked or Respected at Work?

You may take pride in your skill as a nurturer, but here's why you should leave all that at home. 

by Caroline Dowd-Higgins • More.com Member { View Profile }
Caroline Dowd-Higgins is "This Is Not the Career I Ordered" and maintains the career reinvention blog of the same name www.carolinedowdhiggins.com

Self Confidence is Empowering. As you navigate your career path, consider how you can assert yourself more and earn the respect of your colleagues. The goal is to be more emphatic and self-assured, but not aggressive. Your new persona of respect will be palpable to others and perhaps cause a positive ripple effect in your organization. Don’t ever compromise and sell out on this most precious commodity because you deserve to be respected.

A bonus to being respected at work is that many people will also enjoy being around you and that’s a good thing. You will continue to foster professional relationships at work but keep the “liking” to Facebook.

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