Worklife Round-Up for June 25th, 2018
This week we have articles on super skills, negotiation secrets, communication touch points and using constructive criticism.
Chances are your job description has changed over the past five years. Or maybe your role didn’t even exist a short time ago. The workplace of today and the future looks quite different due to technology, the economy, the environment, and politics, according to the Institute for the Future (IFTF), a not-for-profit think tank that helps organizations plan for the future.
What’s more, not negotiating can cost you as much $1 million over the course of your career. A few thousand dollars a year can really add up. If you stay at the same company for many years, your raise will likely be calculated as a percentage of your current earnings, which means that a lowball salary will follow you throughout your tenure with the organization.
In an interview setting, communication is always the trait that differentiates a group of equally skilled candidates. Some people are just naturally good communicators, giving them the advantage. But if you don’t consider yourself a natural, that doesn’t mean you’re incapable of improvement. There’s also no need to start acting like someone you’re not either.
At some point in your professional life — maybe more often than you’d like — you’ll have to offer someone a piece of negative feedback about their performance. For many leaders, this is an unenviable task: If the recipient of your critique doesn’t take it well, you’ll be responsible for mitigating the emotional damage.
Jimmy Choo co-founder Tamara Mellon may be a trailblazer in the fashion industry, but that doesn’t mean she hasn’t dealt with her own share of challenges during her career. Speaking at the Cannes Lions communications and advertising festival, the British designer looked back at her time in the fashion world, describing how she and the businesses she has been involved with developed.
Shattered expectations in a new gig can be an issue for job-hopping executives.