Our Place Out Loud, is live in the pre show with Bob Cowsill.
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Making the grades
Where are the nice boys?
She likes him, but does she “like like” him?
Growing apart from friends
Plus Thread Theater
and a whole lot more
Xio , Kio and Nutella!
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Recently shared by me with the wonderful young ladies of the Mathews-Dickey Boys’ & Girls’ Club in St. Louis, MO at “The Sky is the Limit Career-Readiness Luncheon.”
1) Be prompt. Be where you say you are going to be. Do what you say you are going to do.
2) Be proactive – anticipate what needs to be done before you’re asked to do it.
3) Be someone that other people like to be around. (believe it or not, this is the most important item on this list. We spend more time with our co-workers than we do with our friends and many members of our family. People hire and promote people who feel like family.)
4) Do not expect immediate feedback on your performance. You may go weeks or months thinking that nobody notices when you slack off or thinking that nobody notices when you bust your tail. Guess what? – they notice! Your boss has his or her own responsibilities and his or her own boss to report to. Her first priority is not to chew you out or pat you on the back. If you think you’re getting away with it, you’re not. If you think no one cares how hard you work, they do.
5) Don’t get ahead of yourself. If you’re in too big a hurry to get promoted, you won’t get promoted. Concentrate on this job for one solid year. If you are not further ahead in a year, stop and assess why and what you can do about it. Meanwhile, give yourself the freedom of one year to do the best job you know how to do without worrying about the next raise or the next promotion.
6) If you feel like you deserve a raise and you take the attitude that slacking off will prove to your boss that she better give you one if she wants you to work harder, pack you’re desk, you’re about to get fired. If you want a raise, work as if you just got one.
7) Be respectful of the environment. People are working. There is no need to announce your arrival in song or with a whistle as you travel hallways. You are not more important than what is already going on in any given location. When you walk into a room, assess the dynamic that is already in place and behave accordingly. If someone is concentrating or if people are talking. Stand in the doorway, tap the door jam and ask if you can interrupt.
8) Respect your privileges. Phones, internet, computer games, lunch hour, breaks, etc. Be careful not to take advantage of these perks or any freedoms you’re given as people come to trust you.
9) Watch people and notice what they do. If someone is doing something you can see yourself doing, get to know that person. It’s OK to ask questions as long as you’re not overstaying your welcome. Remember that people have work to do and read the mood. Don’t spend too much time in other departments during your work hours, but do visit, if you’re welcome, after hours and volunteer yourself if they seem open to it
10) Spread Good News. If you hear something nice about someone else, tell them about it. If a co-worker has made an outstanding contribution, compliment that person in front of other people. If you hear something nasty about someone else, keep it to yourself. If you’re treated unfairly, keep your cool. Think before you talk. Do not pass blame. trust that the truth will ultimately surface. Even if the only truth that surfaces is that you have excellent character.
KIIS FM Reunion. Ed Mann, Ray Delagarza and JU! (at The Sportsmen’s Lodge)
Thank You, St. Louis and Matthews Dickey Boys and Girls Club! (at Gate C6)
Life inside the arch. Not roomy. (at Old Post Office Plaza)
Inside the Arch. ClaustrophobiaPalooza
Go Cards! Why? Because if they go, we may get some sleep tonight. Our hotel is right next to Busch Stadium.
So, it looks like I’m in St. Louis.
Our Place Out Loud. Live right now in pre-show mode.