Business Communication Today, 15th Ed.
Chapter 14. Planning Reports and Proposals
" University of Illinois study found that people who earn the most (more than $10 million annually) are only a smidge happier than the average Joes and Janes who work for them.
"Email etiquette continues to be one of the most requested topics at our seminars.
"People size you up in seconds, but what exactly are they evaluating?
"For a long time, it was believed that people are born with a given level of intelligence and the best we could do in life was to live up to our potential.
Robert Whipple ruminates at TheTrustAmbassador.
"There’s nothing I love more than a good list, especially at the end of the year, when reflecting and resolution-making abound," says Adrian Granzella Larssen, editor-in-chief at TheMuse.
Kim Lachance Shandrow reports.
"Contrary to popular belief, the key to productivity is not simply working yourself to the bone.
"Many of us dream of being magically persuasive, to be able to enlist our co-worker to help us, our team member to support us, and our partner to listen to us," says Lolly Daskal of Inc.
"As you sink into the couch, or slide onto the barstool, at the end of an exhausting workday, it’s hard not to experience the warm glow of self-congratulation.
"To make sure productivity doesn’t slow after you walk out of the room, do two things after and in between meetings: Quickly send out clear and concise meeting notes and follow up on the commitments made.
"Remember when changing jobs every couple of years was viewed as problematic?
Adrienne LaFrance reports from TheAtlantic.
"What follows are the 10 most common body language blunders that people make, and emotionally intelligent people are careful to avoid.
"Finding a job after graduation can be a daunting task for most graduates.
According to Christina Baldassarre (photo, left), "Being aware of what is perceived positively on social media is key to a successful personal brand.
"Job interview prep is often focused on nailing the questions your future employer will ask you, and delivering the best answer.
"There’s a quote from Benjamin Franklin that says, “Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.
"College can be an overwhelming and intimidating experience for even the best student.
"Here are the best blogs at the Fortune 500 companies with an important note: The blogs at high-tech companies like IBM, Google, Dell, Intel, Cisco and Microsoft are so good, they are in a category by themselves.
Kevin Daum covers the topic at TheMuse.