Friday, October 19, 2012

Good advice

I was having lunch with a colleague earlier in the week and like so many of my conversations, this one turned to work.

She is a mentor and is working with a new employee who is in her first professional job.

She is working on the model of sometimes listening and sometimes sharing.  She asked me for my very best advice for a new employee.

 1) read Ask A Manager's blog.  EVERY DAY.  It's a fabulous way to see, hear, and experience what is really going on in the business world.

2) Listen.  A lot.  Two ears.  One mouth.

3) Remember that bad news never gets better with age.  Take care of little problems before they become big problems.

Your best advice to a new employee?  Would love for you to add your two cents.  Cheers to the weekend!


Ask a Manager said...

Thank you, Deirdre!

Deirdre Honner said...

Happy to - your fabulous blog is a glimpse into everything possible going on. It's invaluable.