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Feelings, gripes and complaints about anything not related to work have no place in the workplace. They're distracting, and can hinder work - and your professional image. Learn to control your emotions - and boost your career.
Leave Your Troubles at the Door
Bringing your emotional baggage into the work place is inappropriate for all the reasons you may imagine. Yet employees, managers and business owners do it all the time.
The question is, how do you handle it? How do you look at your manager and think, "No one is going to tell me what to do!" What if a client, peer or prospect gets you on a Bad Day?
How do you take the personal out of the workplace?
It requires discrimination and distinction. If you are having communication problems at work, look at how
Examine your values. Values are how you live your life, about what is important to you. Choose values that help make you what you truly are. Your personal
Warning! Many businesses like to say they are like a family. Be cautious if you are enticed by this. Employees, managers and business owners may manifest characteristics found in your personal family.
Why is this important?
What can happen is, you may take on the role that you do in your own family. If you are passive at home and come to work as a manager, what does that look like? Confusing at best.
As a manager or business owner, you have to know what your values are; what the values of your company are, as well as the values of the people you manage. The basic rules of respect and acceptance apply. The Golden Rule is: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you", not: "Do it to them before they do it to you".
People who bring emotional baggage into the workplace can be temperamental, grasping and neglectful. Even more frustrating is that they act out all their pent-up, misplaced emotions on the job without consideration for others. Employees and co-workers react to this, work efforts and results go by the wayside, and profit and productivity go down.
Leave your unexpressed feelings at the door. Take a break if you become frustrated. Know that you are at work to provide results.
Heal yourself first, determine your values,then you will be a better employee, manager or business owner.
Joanne Victoria - Author, Speaker