4 times when speaking up is the right thing

first_imgFor someone like myself who cares deeply about my relationships with family, friends, and coworkers, it can be difficult to be assertive, for fear of being inconsiderate or argumentative. Many mistake not being forceful or opinionated with a lack of strength; this could not be further from the truth. Here are four scenarios when speaking up is not just okay, but the best decision you can make.When you witness misconductFor some, it’s easy to come forward when another employee demonstrates dishonest or inappropriate behavior. For others, the misconduct is not mentioned for fear of future strife with the particular employee. No matter if your relationship with the individual becomes strained, speaking up on what you’ve witnessed (or heard) is always the right thing to do. Your supervisors will respect your adherence to company policy.When you’re being taken advantage ofWe all must work outside our given job descriptions. Contributing to the team by going above and beyond your given duties is essential not only to the company’s success, but also to your professional advancement. Keep in mind, though, that there’s a difference between being trusted with additional tasks and being stretched too thin. If you feel you have reached your limit in what you are able to do, speak up. If you have too many balls in the air your work may suffer. So, coming forward and being honest will demonstrate to your supervisor that you not only care about the quantity of work given but most importantly its quality.When you don’t understandNo matter if you’re in an entry-level position or in a supervisory role, never be afraid to ask questions. Don’t pretend to know more than you do. Speak up if you have concerns or need more information about the work you’ve been tasked with. It’s better to be confident in what the expectations are then to not completely understand. That way you know you’ll get it right.When you just feel strongly about somethingThere is a difference between being aggressive with your concerns and opinions and actually asserting yourself in what you feel strongly about. Don’t be afraid to be different than your colleagues. If things are going a way you don’t agree with or a work topic is being discussed that you truly have passion for, step up and make your feelings known. As long as you do so in a professional manner, your coworkers should respect your strength and your confidence. 28SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with CUInsight.com. Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more

St. Louis & St. Michael’s Split DH

first_imgScore by Quarter. St. Michae’ls  5     St. Louis  2,   St. Michael’s  11   St. Louis  2,St. Michael’s  16   St. Louis  9, St. Michael’s  22   St. Louis  17.Submitted by STL Coach Mike Burkhart.The St. Louis 8th grade girls basketball team improved to 9-2 Thursday night by defeating the St Michael’s Trojans of Brookville by a score of 35 to 10.Baylee Rohlfing led the Cardinals with a double double with 11 points and 14 rebounds.  Other outstanding players were Jill Eckstein and Ava Geers with 6 points each; Audrey Amberger with 5; Audrey Weigel with 4; and Gabi Garcia with 3.Submitted by STL Coach Amy Weigel. Lack of offense and too many turnovers proved costly. Avery Roell led St Louis with 7 points, followed by Hanna Hurm with 6. Harlee Masavge added 4.center_img St Louis 7th grade girls basketball team playing their 3rd game this week came up short against St Michael’s by a final score of 22 to 17.last_img read more

Sebastien Ogier holds edge over Kris Meeke in Monaco

first_imgTriple world champion Sebastien Ogier eked out a lead after a thrilling Friday at the season-opening Rallye Monte-Carlo. “It was exciting to have a great battle with Kris,” reigning champion Ogier told wrc.com. “It wasn’t such a bad day, just a small mistake this morning when I touched a bridge and a slow puncture on the left rear in the final stage.” Despite those slight hiccups, Ogier was too strong for Meeke, with the Northern Irishman bemoaning his rival’s advantage. “There must be something in that stage that Seb knows,” he said. “I think he lives about 3km from there so I’m happy to give him that one.” Ogier’s team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala is a distant third, with another Volkswagen in fourth courtesy of Andreas Mikkelsen. The Hyundai of Thierry Neuville is fifth ahead of Mads’ Ostberg’s M-Sport and Dani Sordo in the second Hyundai. Stephane Lefebvre is eighth for Meeke’s Abu Dhabi Total team, with Bryan Bouffier and Ott Tanak rounding out the top 10 for Dmack and M-Sport respectively. The Volkswagen driver traded the lead with Kris Meeke on three occasions before ending the day 9.5 seconds clear of the Briton. Ogier had been behind Meeke’s Citroen, but used his local knowledge to turn around the deficit on day two, taking the lead after Friday’s sixth and final special stage. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more