Attitude is Everything to Your Boss

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CEOs tell me about the importance of managing your good attitude: "I can easily hire qualified people, but it's not so easy to find people with a good outlook." "I hire attitude. Skills can be learned. I'll take good attitude any day." "I can teach people the technical side of the business a lot easier than I can teach them how to have a good minds...
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You Are In Control of Your Attitude, and Only You

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The only things you can control in this world are your attitudes and your effort. You have little or no say over the craziness of your colleagues, boss, the government, or your family, but you can take charge of your own actions and how you interact with others. As a thinking adult, your outlook on life is managed by you, not by others, although th...
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Persistence Pays

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The truth is that persistence and drive override skill. When people say "no," it's a "no" for now. It doesn't mean you can't or shouldn't come back with a new approach. One CEO told me, "I always give 'no' as the first answer, and only if they don't give up but have the confidence to persist and come back at me will I believe their conviction." Bei...
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How Do You Improve Self-Confidence?

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So how do you become more confident? Get a head start by telling yourself that you're gaining more confidence now. It helps! Various experts add: being in good health, regularly exercising and taking care of your body, frequently participating in activities that are fun and not just working all the time, having some close confident friends that you...
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Push Back With Respect

There is a new show on NBC this season called Madam Secretary starring the talented actress Teo Leoni.  My favorite line in the season opener was when the Secretary of State (e.g. Madam Secretary) was told about her boss's order (e.g. The U.S. President), "You don't have a choice."  And her response, "Here's the problem.  I've never met a situation where I don't have a choice in the matter." I like that attitude:  With respect, do not defer.

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