3 Email Templates That’ll Make Asking for a Favor Feel Less Awkward for Both People
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3 Email Templates That’ll Make Asking for a Favor Feel Less Awkward for Both People

Story provided by The Muse and written by Sara McCord All too often, people make requests for your time or expertise that just aren’t feasible. It’s why Muse Founder and COO Alex Cavoulacos wrote a helpful article with advice for declining an email introduction you never agreed to. Once you’ve been on the receiving end—feeling uncomfortable with an ask … Continue reading

When Expert Advice Creates Analysis Paralysis
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When Expert Advice Creates Analysis Paralysis

Story written by Dr. Robert Cialdini; Story provided by Influence at Work – Usually, a communicator’s purpose is to develop and send a message that alters the attitudes, decisions, or behaviors of recipients. The critical question, of course, is how best to arrange it so as to not produce the dreaded analysis paralysis. Although social … Continue reading

Here’s How to Tell Someone Their Work Is Sloppy (and Actually Get Them to Change Their Ways)
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Here’s How to Tell Someone Their Work Is Sloppy (and Actually Get Them to Change Their Ways)

Story written by Alyse Kalish; Story provided by The Muse – You’re a hard worker. You like things to be done on time, and done well. To you, it’s a small ask. So when someone you work with keeps turning in unfinished reports or sloppy pieces of work, it really grinds your gears. Not only … Continue reading

8 Questions to Ask Someone Other Than “What Do You Do?”
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8 Questions to Ask Someone Other Than “What Do You Do?”

GRANT FAINT/HAYON THAPALIYA/GETTY IMAGES Story provided by HBR and written by David Burkus We’ve all been in the awkward situation of meeting someone new and having to build rapport quickly — at networking events, industry conferences, charity events, dinner parties, and other social-professional situations. If you’re like many people — especially most Americans — you break the awkward … Continue reading