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Why Complaining Is Killing Your Reputation At Work

Why Complaining Is Killing Your Reputation At Work | RMStaples Topics | Scoop.it

In one of my first jobs out of school, at a tender 25 years old, I found myself at a firm with no career ladder and a particularly demoralizing, tyrannical boss. Every morning that I walked from my house to that job, I was wretchedly miserable. My one glimmer of happiness was a smart, funny peer—let’s call her Sarah—who became my instant friend. We were in the same unhappy boat, at a similar level in the organization, and I seized on our lunch breaks as prime opportunities to vent my gloom and misfortune with someone who I knew would understand.


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 13, 6:19 AM

When you complain, you’re not endearing yourself to anyone.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 13, 8:36 PM

Complaining is problematic, but is it really what others think about the complainer that is important. Actually, it might be that the complainer ends up focusing on the negative and ends up in a morass of non-productivity. I used to just go back to my classroom and do what I felt was best. It did not make any difference whether the School manager agreed or not. Once I said my piece, I had better things to do.

John Michel's curator insight, July 14, 7:42 AM

Next time you feel the urge to reflexively complain, think through these common perceptions of workplace whiners (by non-whiners). They may just be the best deterrent when you have the need to gripe:

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8 Ways to Say No Without Killing Your Reputation

8 Ways to Say No Without Killing Your Reputation | RMStaples Topics | Scoop.it

If you want something done, ask a busy person. The old saying rings true, but it also spells doom for that busy person. When you develop a reputation for being responsive and generous, an ever-expanding mountain of requests will come your way. This may be why Warren Buffett says: “The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say ‘no’ to almost everything.”

 

 

For those of us who enjoy being helpful—or just plain polite—this is no easy task. Every “no” is a missed opportunity to make a difference and build a relationship. And if it comes across the wrong way to the wrong person, it’s also a surefire way to brand yourself as selfish and rude.


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, March 12, 4:58 PM

8 ways to say "no" without killing your reputation.

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Why Leaders Lose Their Way

Why Leaders Lose Their Way | RMStaples Topics | Scoop.it

Dominique Strauss-Kahn is just the latest in a string of high-profile leaders making the perp walk. What went wrong, and how can we learn from it? Professor Bill George discusses how powerful people lose their moral bearings. To stay grounded executives must prepare themselves to confront enormous complexities and pressures


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, April 23, 6:58 PM

In recent months several high-level leaders have mysteriously lost their way. These talented leaders were highly successful in their respective fields and at the peak of their careers.