Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Clotheslines by Stan Tymorek. This title mixes and matches poems about clothing with paintings and photographs. It juxtaposes poems and images from different times, an Edward Steichen photograph from Vogue modernizes an Elizabethan sonnet, offering a different perspective on what we wear. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. More Details Original Title. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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The photos are a particularly eclectic mix, and it's interesting that some of the poems were clearly written for the collection. I more enjoyed the pairings that were found discoveries of synchronicity. In general, extroverts are outgoing, like the sanguine personality type. They do well in crowds and enjoy meeting new people. Extroverts tend to be talkers and doers, looking for the action, thriving on activity.
Introverts are thought to be quieter, more private people. They may be shy and more comfortable with the familiar. They enjoy deep friendships and the company of a few good friends, but crowds make them uncomfortable and they retreat. Still, recent studies have pointed out a significant difference in the categories. Some people may simply be good at faking extroversion, even to themselves. They feel somehow responsible that others have a good time and behave as the life of the party to ensure its success.
They have mastered speech and verbal skills and the art of storytelling. All these qualities lead them to believe they are extroverts. A more reliable indicator may be your answer to this question: How do you refuel your energy? Do you gain an energy that takes you into the next day? If so, you are probably the extrovert you believe yourself to be. Do you need to be off by yourself to get your head together or get your energy back? If so, you are probably more of an introvert who has learned to be good in a crowd.
Neither is better. But if you understand yourself, you can help yourself ease into your new job. Use your time at home to refuel. Recognize your need for that alone-time and schedule it. You might need to push yourself to speak up in meetings and to get to know your work team. But be careful to use those social skills wisely. Gaining a solid knowledge of who you are is one of the most important steps of professional development. You should come up with many more strengths and weaknesses than appear in this example.
Get input from friends, family, teachers—anyone who might help you get a clearer understanding of yourself. For each weakness, ask yourself if the flip side might be a strength. For example, if you have trouble making friends weakness , are you a faithful friend to the ones you have strength? Successful companies feature both introverts and extroverts. New York: McGraw-Hill, Goldberg, Jan. Olsen Laney, Marti. New York: Workman Publishing Company, Shatkin, Laurence.
Indianapolis, Ind. Zichy, Shoya, and Ann Bidou. Generally speaking, left-brain learners are more logical, while right-brain learners are more creative. There is no correct method of learning— just the method that works best for you. In a sentence or two, explain your choice. Learning style left-brain, right-brain C. Social introvert, extrovert 2. Rightbrain learners use patterns to learn, and they are spontaneous.
Left-brain learners are logical and prefer to follow numbered steps. Each category represents a different set of personal characteristics, and most people fit into one or two of these categories. Different teaching methods, such as flash cards and films, aid each type of learner. Her boss asked her to lie. How could she lie? How could she challenge her boss? What would you do if you were Juanita? Values are the things and principles that are most important to us.
Values involve our feelings, ideas, and beliefs. What Do You Stand For? Ethics are unwritten rules that govern how we treat one another. We get most of our ethical makeup from our parents, families, peers, and religion or belief system. The answers appear on pages 45— The following is an example of how values might come into play if you are considering dropping an advanced English class.
Which one sounds more like you? My social life is too important to spend that much time reading. I need the course for college. I like literature. My best friend is taking that class. Nevertheless, your values are in place and at work all the time. But what about when you start a new career? How will you know what to choose when, like Juanita, you face a tough decision?
Now is the time to get a handle on your values. Know yourself well. Nearly 20 percent of college graduates were considered deficient in these areas. Trembling, she asked to talk with her employer. In an important sense, your crystallized values serve as banisters on a staircase, to guide you, to be touched when you have to make decisions, and in very risky matters, grasped. Am I unfriendly? His class is the only one where I voluntarily choose a front-row seat.
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I do want to go to college. His class could make a difference in my getting into a good college. It seems that J. Should I ask her? I value our friendship. Does that mean I value his popularity more than her friendship? What signals do I give off? Being a good listener is important to me. I often find myself telling people whatever I think will make them feel good. I went bike riding with A. It was lots of fun. It bugs me that we always end up going wherever A. I put off studying for my math test until almost 11 p.
I should have asked, should have taken better notes, and should have started studying earlier! Maybe I need to make a study schedule and stick to it. Ask your guidance counselor to give you a values-clarification assessment. In the meantime, try taking the following values quiz. For each item on the following pages, mark how important you think it is to you. Ask yourself how many of your decisions and daily actions reflect your values.
Do the same for the items you consider unimportant. How much do your values affect your lifestyle? A good knowledge of personal values will help you take responsibility for your decisions and your career. Observe Yourself How well do you know yourself on the inside? Do you make your decisions according to what you think is most important? Try starting a journal of self-observations. For one week, see what you can discover about your values. Observe yourself and the reactions you get from others. It may or may not match the values you think you have.
The more you know about yourself, the more control you can have over your value system. Value Questions Another way to get at the root of your values is to ask yourself questions. Did you learn anything about yourself? Would your friends be surprised at any of your answers? Are you surprised by anything? Know yourself and your values. They should form the basis for goals, decisions, and actions. Most important to you above everything else are your integrity and personal values.
You always can lose money and make more. But once you compromise your integrity and personal values, they can never be regained. David Miller, executive director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture and assistant professor of business ethics, who reviewed the survey findings. She wanted to succeed in her career. But somewhere inside her, she heard a voice telling her not to lie. Thus, she had an ethical dilemma. As a school psychologist, I am privy to the school records of all students in the building.
This makes clear the fact that issues of confidentiality are important. When my work involves assessment of individual students, possibly leading to diagnoses of specific learning disabilities, mood disorders, etc. You are part of a public-relations campaign designed to sell fast food.
Nicomachean Ethics. Kolb, Robert W. Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society. Thousand Oaks, Calif. MacKinnon, Barbara. Ethics: Theory and Contemporary Issues. Florence, Ky. Pojman, Louis P. How Should We Live? Thiroux, Jacques P. Ethics: Theory and Practice. Upper Saddle River, N. What would you do? Christine found herself in this situation though not over fast food. She values honesty and integrity, but she also values her own creativity. Her decision was to go all out on the campaign.
She refrained from quoting false statistics or creating mythical testimonials. How will you handle this customer? Travis and Sandra work for a company with a similar no-return policy. He believes what his boss does is up to him. Because of his personal ambition and loyalty to his boss, Travis never tells the customer that the product is probably defective. Understanding your unwritten rules will help you make decisions you can live with.
What unwritten rules influence your decision? So why would you or would you not do this? Cambridge, Mass. Cavanagh, Thomas E. New York: Conference Board, Covey, Stephen R. New York: The Free Press, Hollender, Jeffrey. New York: Basic Books, Idowu, Samuel O. Global Practices of Corporate Social Responsibility. New York: Springer Publishing Company, Develop your own code of ethics so you will know what behavior to avoid at work.
An acquaintance? An enemy? Does your answer change? Everybody does it so why not you, too? Will you do anything about it? If so, what? What values and ethics come into play in your decision? For example, if you agree that drinking alcohol while underage is wrong, would you associate with friends who drink alcohol? Attend a party where alcohol is being served? Allow a friend to drive home from the party after he or she has consumed alcohol? Are some of the issues listed new to you? If so, learn more about them by visiting your local library, talking to your parents or teachers, or gathering information from reputable sites on the Internet.
Would you speed then—even if it put yourself, your passenger, and other drivers at potential risk? Examine your decisions. See if you can decipher your own ethical code. Is it the way you want it to be? Ethics form the moral foundation of our society, but vary greatly by individual. What is wrong for one person may be okay for another. In business, it is okay to lie if your boss asks you to.
True for some. False for others. The answer to this statement depends on your ethics, although most people would agree that even a white lie can create problems at work. But it is important that you establish and adhere to your own set of ethics in life—some of which may match those of your loved ones or belief system, while others may not. In Summary. This will help you figure out what you value.
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Are You Reliable and Responsible? To become indispensable in the workplace, you should follow through on every promise or task. The answers appear on pages 64— Showing up on time and completing assigned tasks are good examples of dependable behavior. Chapter 7 discusses time management in detail. While all her friends scrambled for jobs their last year of college, Kelly was offered every job she interviewed for. She had no trouble getting jobs. Keeping them was a different story. Kelly, now a valued employee of Southwest Airlines, can laugh about the rude awakening of her first job—make that jobs.
So I thought I was doing great when I came in a couple of minutes late. But they yelled at me. I just thought my supervisor was mean. So I quit. The Importance of Being on Time You may think that being 20 minutes late for work a couple of times a week is no big deal, but imagine if everyone in a company of 5, people had the same attitude. If all 5, workers came in 20 minutes late twice a week, a total of , work hours or about Think of all the projects that would never get started, deadlines that would never be met, phone calls and emails never returned. I left my apartment early enough to allow for traffic.
If you go six months without missing any time or being late, you get a free, reserved air ticket anywhere in the United States. With two weeks to go, my car broke down on the freeway. I was seven minutes late. But my habit of tardiness was over. Getting the Job Done Another basic responsibility is simply doing your job. New York: Alpha, Dodd, Pamela, and Doug Sundheim. New York: Peak Performance Press, Evans, Clare.
Time Management For Dummies. Hoboken, N. Mancini, Marc. New York: McGrawHill, Use the extra time to get work done, read, or eat breakfast. At the very least, you hold up your end and get the job done. But instead of taking the list and getting those duties completed, Nancy kept seeing other jobs she could be doing.
She thought of a different way to arrange DVDs. But she failed to get the job done. After that, Nancy made sure she completed every item on her duty list every day.
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Although her ideas for improvement were useful, she realized she had to focus on her assigned duties first. How many times has a friend borrowed something a book, a T-shirt and forgotten to return it? When you call a store or business and ask them to return the call, do they? If ethics are poor at the top, that behavior is copied down through the organization. But after working on committees, I realized it took all of us.
They started giving me the jobs that had to get done. So when I started working at the clinic, I was willing to work hard at any job. And my bosses appreciated it. Everybody there realizes how important the socalled little things are. Her follow-through skills earned her a place of leadership in the office. If you want to make yourself indispensable in your job, follow through with everything. In fact, you can quickly make an impression simply by saying you will do something, then doing it. If you know of a magazine article that might help your bosses or one of your team members, mention it one day and then bring a copy the next day.
Be consistent. Write down the little things in meetings. Everybody complains because the office is out of coffee. You can be the only one who You can quickly make an impression simply by saying you will do something, then doing it. Beat your deadlines if you can. Prove how dependable you can be. Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much. He credits his rapid advancement to his follow-through with customers.
You may not have to go quite that far. Personal Responsibility Dependability and responsibility begin at home. Take charge of yourself. Being responsible means keeping a clean living space and paying your bills on time. It means balancing your schedule so you get enough sleep and can perform well at your job. You can become more responsible by doing the little things, such as laundry, dishes, and taking the garbage out, in a punctual manner.
Building personal responsibility also means making much larger, more important commitments and following through with them. How much can you afford to spend in each area monthly? For example, if you live with your parents, you may need only a few envelopes: Car, Entertainment, Clothes, Gifts, Savings, and Miscellaneous.
Until you get the hang of budgeting, put the actual money allotted into each envelope. This might keep you from spending everything on movies, for example. Whatever your system, get a head start on handling your finances. It will be one less worry when you start your career. Private Responsibility Another part of your personal responsibility will be keeping your personal life in order.
Try to live a well-balanced life. Do you have a hobby, something to take your mind off work? Are you in the habit of exercising regularly and eating right? The more lifestyle areas you can get in control now, the better. Team Responsibility Once you become part of a working team, your responsibilities take on an added dimension. You have to become a team player. The time is always right to do what is right. First, avoid team conflicts.
Work for a consensus. Do what you can to draw out quieter team members, to smooth over personality conflicts. Respect and value the members of your team. When you become part of a team, your responsibilities shift. For example, what would you do if your team voted on Plan B, but you knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that Plan A was better? What if your team met the entire department to discuss Plan B, and the company boss asked you for your opinion?
Where does your responsibility lie? Most professionals with team experience would say 5 is the right answer. As a team player, your first responsibility is to your teammates. Express your opinions tactfully and fully in team meetings. But once your team decides on a plan of action, that plan becomes your plan. When the team meeting ends and Plan B is adopted, your responsibility is to help your team with that plan. Ask for advice. Learn from people with experience and expertise. Have the confidence to act on your own and to follow through, without bothering your boss with every little problem.
You run an element of risk when you act on your own. Be selfish. Make an effort to speak up and draw out quiet members. Keep to yourself. Be honest with all team members. Assume someone else is responsible for a task. Be fair and work your hardest. Try to cheat others by being lazy. Try to do things your way only. Beside each, write what you might have done differently. Then draw up a budget that reflects the second pie chart.
Do your homework and research. Admit your mistake. Then do whatever it takes to try to make up for it. It was the way I handled the mistake. Go for it! If you want to advance in your career and become a valued employee, you should be punctual. Always get to work at least 10 minutes ahead of your official start time and never leave early without permission. The world is full of people who do NOT do what they say and, therefore, are not relied on by their bosses and coworkers. Build an excellent workplace reputation by being reliable in every way—from bringing your boss research you mentioned in a meeting to turning in assignments on time.
Make priority lists and ask questions throughout the project to ensure that it is completed successfully. Or say you get 95 percent on your history midterm. In business you must strive for excellence— percent—at all times. The answers appear on pages 84— When you start your career, you raise your personal stakes. Always strive for excellence on the job. You can always work harder and longer.
Marcia recalls what it was like for her to attend her year high school reunion. Although in high school no one ever noticed her, at the reunion she was a hit—confident and successful. It made me a hard worker on the job. My bosses appreciated how hard I worked. Your boss calls you lazy. Your wastebasket is empty.
You never need new office supplies. A young man named Popescu came from Romania and took the only job he could get: bagging groceries in a Midwest supermarket. For a couple of years, he worked as hard as he could at his job. Graduation rates for his players are significantly higher than the National Collegiate Athletic Association average. What else should I do? You can transform your work team with your professional attitude of unselfish excellence. Amanda works for a small environmental agency in the Northwest. But she claims she learned the rewards of unselfish excellence in her high school choir.
Amanda was usually the soloist for concerts and performances. But in choir, she picked up a valuable lesson. No matter how hard Amanda practiced her solo, the whole choir had to come together.
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Otherwise, there would be no music—only noise. Lack of will power has caused more failure than lack of intelligence or ability. Amanda helped other sopranos in every way she could. Instead of spending more time on her own part, spending time with her team paid better returns. She opted for team excellence. Their choir achieved beautiful music together and placed first in district competition. And I asked them for help, too.
The whole team grew stronger. Professional Dress Excellence involves more than just hard work. You need to conduct yourself as a professional in the way you dress, talk, and act. For example, what should you wear to work? Your best bet is to ask and observe. At work, dress like a professional. Be flashy. Wear a conservative hairstyle. Wear hair too long. Look crisp. Look rumpled. Wear dress shoes. Wear sneakers. Douse yourself with scent. Use makeup sparingly.
Use evening makeup. Limit your jewelry. Wear too many earrings or rings. Cover up any tattoos you may have. Have tattoos on display. If you want the job, you have to look the part. If you want the promotion, you have to look promotable. If you want respect, you have to dress as well or better than the industry standard.
Imagine walking into your first job. You get only one shot at a first impression. Try not to be the most or least dressy person in the office. Business attire usually means suits for men and suits, dresses, or skirts for women. You can always adapt and dress more casually later if you need to.
Etiquette is a set of rules we live by. Manners are the way we put those rules into effect. My first day, the manager took us out to eat at a fancy restaurant. All of a sudden I felt like a tagalong kid. Looking around the room or out the window too much will suggest that your mind is somewhere else. I ordered spareribs, then felt like a cave dweller eating with my hands. I ordered first and got a beer. Nobody else ordered alcohol. It was a nightmare. Be safe when you eat with your coworkers. Everyone in your office deserves a smile and a simple, friendly greeting from you.
Remember names and titles, too. Learn how to introduce people properly. For example, say you are introducing your client, Dr. Zhivago, to your coworker, Max Brown. Max, this is Dr. Zhivago, the client I told you about. Zhivago used to live in your neck of the woods, Boston. Franklin Lakes, N.
Langford, Beverly. Starry, Carolyn. Surviving the Business Lunch: 25 Tips in 25 Minutes. West Conshohocken, Pa. Extend your hand to give a handshake and a friendly greeting. Look for a place to recycle your cans and paper. To cut down on paper cups, bring in your own mug. Try not to waste paper. Look for ways to cut corners, to reuse, to recycle. Unspoken After-Hours Etiquette When office hours officially end, your professionalism should not.
Most work teams are close enough that what happens outside the office has a way of finding its way into the office. Few secrets survive. This attitude includes the way you act toward coworkers, the expectations you have at work, what you talk about or bring with you to work, and the way you carry yourself on the job. At home or in high school, you may have grown accustomed to frequent praise as a means of encouragement. Your teacher praised you for working hard, and your mom applauded a good grade. Do your job correctly and be professional. Keep an even tone about yourself. Take deep breaths, and wait before you react and get pulled into a frenzy.
Earn a reputation as someone with a level head. My coworkers listened, but after a while, I felt like nobody took my work seriously. During her first six months at her new job, Sharon broke up with her boyfriend. But she never unloaded her emotions at the office. Their love lives were the only things that mattered to them.
I would have loved to talk it out with the people I work with. So I went to work. I did my job. Then I went home and cried my eyes out on my own time. Do you consider yourself an honest person? Most of us do. But your level of professional honesty and integrity has to be high. You have to remain above reproach at all times. Customer Honesty Another place for honesty is in your customer relationships. Return calls, and do what you say you will.
Take responsibility for errors. Always go out of your way to play fair, even in the tightest negotiations. Company Loyalties You owe loyalty and honesty to your company, too. Richmond managed Sears and JCPenney stores before owning his own department store. I had one clerk who charged full for sale items and pocketed the difference. Another I caught in a scam.
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Strive for professional excellence and integrity. Honesty is still the best policy. Follow the lead of your coworkers and boss to learn the appropriate dress code for your office and industry. It is always better to be overdressed than underdressed in any work situation. Consuming alcohol at holiday parties and other office events is a recipe for disaster. Keep your wits about you, especially if you are a new employee, by refraining from drinking alcohol in the workplace. Always telling the truth will give you a reputation of being trustworthy and ethical. How did you rationalize your dishonesty?
Try to remember names and titles, too. Dian knew two of those friends had better skills than she did. Yet after three years, she was the only one securely on a successful career path. Since they had all worked hard and tried the same businesses, her success remained a mystery to Dian until her boss invited her to lunch. Dian relates the conversation that gave her insight into her own success. When I was pushy, nobody listened to me.
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And when I was too nice, nobody paid attention. But aggressively nice worked. Are You Aggressively Nice? It never hurts to say thank you in the workplace. The answers appear on pages 97— Being aggressively nice means being thoughtful and considerate while following through with thoughtfulness. In order to develop personally and professionally, you must be kind and mindful of others in a way that is not seen as overbearing. Put Your Thoughtfulness in Writing Kim says she comes by her thoughtfulness honestly. Roosevelt wrote personal thankyou notes to mechanics and acquaintances.
I was so excited, until my manuscript came back from the editor. Every line had a correction or suggestion. So I wrote the editor and told her so. I thanked her. She wrote me back that in her 20 years as an editor, nobody had ever written her a thank-you for editing.
When my book was done, that editor offered me a job as a reader for her. Eventually, I did freelance editing for them. Be nice to every person you meet. Brent works for a city transportation agency in the South. He admits he had to learn the hard way to be nice to everybody. Before long, I noticed something odd. I was the last person to get anything from the mailroom. I learned my lesson. Nobody has more power or can help you more where it counts. These are people you want to have on your side.
And always be friends with the mailroom. They know everything. If a secretary goes out of the way to help you meet your deadline, write a thank-you note. Show your appreciation. Sometimes other people can fill in our blind spots. Trevor never considered himself hard to get to know. But in his senior year in high school he overheard a classmate refer to him as a snob.
He smiled more, initiated conversations, and made sure he made eye contact when others spoke to him. He tried to show his interest in other people. He was learning to be aggressively nice. Improve Interpersonal Skills in the Office Make a list of 10 ways you would like to be treated by team members. Use those principles to help you deal with others. Use the statements that follow as a guide in developing your list.
Circle the number that most fits the way you see yourself.