BCR #26 – advance your career by monitoring your behaviour

by Lee Hopkins on February 24, 2006 · 13 comments

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BCR podcast #26 now online

Show no. 26 of Better Communication Results the podcast is now available for download and in this show I look at how you can advance your career by monitoring your own behaviour.

At just 8 minutes and 14 seconds long — and worksafe — it’s a bargain!

00:01 Introduction
00:26 Advance your career by monitoring your behaviour
07:05 How to give feedback and send in a comment

Of course, if you subscribe to my podcast feed you will have already have downloaded this. If you don’t, but you’d like to know more about web feeds and rss, might I suggest you have a look at this page.

Source article: Nonverbal communication: advance your career by monitoring your behaviour

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  • http://andreaweckerelecopywriting.typepad.com/new_millennium_pr/ Andrea Weckerle

    Lee, so that’s the voice behind the words!

    BTW, I found your point about competent vs. spectacular employees very interesting. With regard to future topics, I’ve always been interested in questions related to dealing with competitive colleagues whose approach to “getting ahead” involves misrepresenting and sometimes sabotaging the reputation and work of others. This becomes particularly problematic when the boss doesn’t witness this behavior and therefore thinks highly of the offending employee.

  • http://andreaweckerelecopywriting.typepad.com/new_millennium_pr/ Andrea Weckerle

    Lee, so that’s the voice behind the words!

    BTW, I found your point about competent vs. spectacular employees very interesting. With regard to future topics, I’ve always been interested in questions related to dealing with competitive colleagues whose approach to “getting ahead” involves misrepresenting and sometimes sabotaging the reputation and work of others. This becomes particularly problematic when the boss doesn’t witness this behavior and therefore thinks highly of the offending employee.

  • http://leehopkins.net/ Lee

    Ahhh, indeed Andrea, that is probably the largest complaint I hear in companies. What goes on behind the boss’ back is often what undermines performance. Not sure how you can address this, unless it is by getting a quorum together to air their views to the boss all at once, or else secretly videoing the offending behaviour (and *that’s* a legal/HR minefield).

    HR departments are supposed to be useful places to discuss these issues before going to the boss, or confronting the offending colleague. But if the offending employee is a ‘favoured son or daughter’ in the boss’ eyes then sometimes all that is left for it is to either stick it out and hope they get promoted out, or else move yourself.

    The stress of working with someone like that is sometimes too hard to bear — especially as you start doubting yourself, your ethics, your perceptions and your sanity if no one else sees the offending behaviour.

  • http://leehopkins.net Lee

    Ahhh, indeed Andrea, that is probably the largest complaint I hear in companies. What goes on behind the boss’ back is often what undermines performance. Not sure how you can address this, unless it is by getting a quorum together to air their views to the boss all at once, or else secretly videoing the offending behaviour (and *that’s* a legal/HR minefield).

    HR departments are supposed to be useful places to discuss these issues before going to the boss, or confronting the offending colleague. But if the offending employee is a ‘favoured son or daughter’ in the boss’ eyes then sometimes all that is left for it is to either stick it out and hope they get promoted out, or else move yourself.

    The stress of working with someone like that is sometimes too hard to bear — especially as you start doubting yourself, your ethics, your perceptions and your sanity if no one else sees the offending behaviour.

  • http://leehopkins.net/ Lee

    So when do we hear the voice behind the face of New Millennium PR then? And when are you flying me over to address your company on how to podcast and why you should? :-)

  • http://leehopkins.net Lee

    So when do we hear the voice behind the face of New Millennium PR then? And when are you flying me over to address your company on how to podcast and why you should? :-)

  • http://andreaweckerelecopywriting.typepad.com/new_millennium_pr/ Andrea Weckerle

    Lee, I was going to ask *you* when my airline ticket is arriving…

    With regard to podcasting, if I were invited, I would gladly be your guest. Just let me know :-)

  • http://andreaweckerelecopywriting.typepad.com/new_millennium_pr/ Andrea Weckerle

    Lee, I was going to ask *you* when my airline ticket is arriving…

    With regard to podcasting, if I were invited, I would gladly be your guest. Just let me know :-)

  • http://www.leehopkins.net/ Lee

    Sure — would First Class be okay? I just need to confirm booking dates and times — can you shoot me over your credit card so I can prebook your hotel room for you. :-)

  • http://www.leehopkins.net Lee

    Sure — would First Class be okay? I just need to confirm booking dates and times — can you shoot me over your credit card so I can prebook your hotel room for you. :-)

  • http://leehopkins.net/ Lee

    Just realised something — don’t you listen to the ‘For Immediate Release’ podcast? I present a 6min report every Monday…

    You’re mentioned in my report this week…

  • http://leehopkins.net Lee

    Just realised something — don’t you listen to the ‘For Immediate Release’ podcast? I present a 6min report every Monday…

    You’re mentioned in my report this week…

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