Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Is work like high school?

Do you want to be popular? Sue Shellenbarger, WSJ, Mar 26, 2014, says social media has made likability more important past the HS years.

Likeable people are more likely to be hired, get help from their coworkers and get useful info from others.

People tend to like authentic (non-phony) people who are like them and seem trustworthy.

You can learn to be likable, they say. Make eye contact, make your voice warm and enthusiastic.

Also really listen to what the other person is saying. And don't make fun of others--if you are funny, make fun of yourself.

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