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Are you unhappy at work?

Are you feeling unhappy at work?  Even when we are doing a job we really love, there can be days when we don't feel happy. That happens sometimes to all of us. But do you feel miserable at work most of the time?. Maybe you started out happy but now when you wake up in a morning you get that feeling of dread. Or maybe you're just bored with it. All the passion you felt at the beginning has gone. Perhaps something has changed, you have a new boss or you have new colleagues you don't like. Or maybe you don't feel your contribution is recognised these days and they are not giving you the opportunities you expected. Or may be stress at work is just wearing you down and you think it might even be starting to affect your mental or physical health.  Sometimes  stress comes from ethical or moral differences - you don't agree with something the organization is doing. I know my employer treating my colleagues badly once led to me quitting. Is your unhappiness is affecting both

How To Get Promoted

How To Get Promoted – are you doing well in your present role but feel ready  for the next step up? Even in this tough economic climate some people are still managing to get promotion. But how do you make yourself part of that √©lite group?  Today over on our sister site we have a two post series on how to get that precious promtion.  Here is a link to Part 1 –  link Wendy Smith  is a career consultant, life coach and business coach with depth of experience in  organisational development, management, coaching and personal development. That experience means she is equally at home helping clients find a new career direction, starting-up new businesses or dealing with life’s more challenging personal issues. You can contact her at  wendy@wisewolfcoaching.com Wendy has written a little eBook on how to get on with your boss and a book on job search - you can find all her books on Amazon at this  link          

When things go wrong! Giving criticism and negative feedback! Seven Ways to Be!

When things go wrong Sometimes in leading or managing a team we need to give criticism or negative feedback.  Not everything can be perfect every time.  Sometimes things go wrong.  And sometimes that something is down to an action or lack of action by a person or a group of people. First and most important be sure of the facts.  Try to find out exactly what went wrong and why. To do this properly you need to have won the confidence and trust of your team.  They need to know that you will deal with them honestly, fairly and with compassion.  That does not mean that you will never give criticism when it is due. Make sure that your criticism is constructive – it should be about getting things right in the future not about punishment or about scapegoats.  It should not be about the personal qualities of people.  You are not a parent, a school teacher or a judge in a Court of Law. Dealing with discipline If you think there has been a disciplinary offence then deal with it in line wit