Communicate assertively:

  • Be honest and straightforward - know and communicate your emotions, take ownership of your opinions using “I” statements, avoid judgments or exaggerations, use direct language.
  • Respect the needs and feelings of others - start with a positive statement, show respect for other viewpoints, present your opinions in a neutral rather than abrasive way.
  • Use appropriately assertive body language and tone - have an upright but relaxed posture and calm demeanor and gestures, use calm but resonant voice with a neutral pitch.


To enjoy confronting the baffling, making it clear, and teaching it to others is the eternal personality type of the person who will become a technical writer.
/ C. Borokowski /

(minu unistus :)


It is not the critic who counts, nor the observer who watches from a safe distance. Wealth is created only by doers in the arena who are marred with dirt, dust, blood and sweat. These are producers who strike out on their own, who know high highs and low lows, great devotions, and who overextend themselves for worthwhile causes. Without exceptions, they fail more than they succeed and appreciate this reality even before venturing out on their own. But when these producers of wealth fail, they at least fail with style and grace, and their gut soon recognizes that failure is only a resting place, not a place in which to spend a lifetime. Their places will never be with those nameless souls who know neither victory nor defeat, who receive weekly paychecks regardless of their week’s performance, who are hired hands in the labor in someone else’s garden. These doers are producers and no matter what their lot is at any given moment, they will never take a place beside the takers, for theirs is a unique place, alone, under the sun. They are entrepreneurs!

2009-01-07    Creating Job Satisfaction

Find a job you like, and you add five days to every week.
/ H. Jackson Brown, Jr. /

There are three basic approaches to work: is it a job, a career, or a passion?

  • If you work at a JOB, the compensation aspects of the position will probably hold more appeal than anything else, and have the greatest impact on whether you stay or go.
  • If you work at a CAREER, you are looking for promotions and career development opportunities. Your overall satisfaction is typically linked with your status, power, or position.
  • If you work at a PASSION, the work itself is the factor that determines your satisfaction, regardless of money, prestige, or control.

Work on seven “ingredients” for a satisfying job:

  • Self-awareness - If you’re to be happy and successful, you need to understand your strengths and weaknesses. It is difficult to feel satisfied with something you aren’t very good at, so rather than spend time beating yourself up about it, take a long hard look at the things at which you excel, and try to find a position that uses some of those skills too. The greater the match between your preferences and the requirements of the job, the more potential for job satisfaction you have.
  • Challenge - Even if the job itself is not all that challenging, you can make it challenging by setting performance standards for yourself, teaching others your skills, asking for new responsibilities, starting or taking on a project that uses skills you would like to use, or want to improve, committing to professional development.
  • Variety - Some common methods to alleviate boredom at work include learning new skills, asking to be moved to a new assignment or department, working a different shift, volunteering to take on new tasks, getting involved with committee work, going on extended leave.
  • Positive attitude - Attitude plays a huge role in how you perceive your job and your life in general. If you are depressed, angry or frustrated, you’re much less likely to be satisfied with anything. You can turn your internal dialogues around and start to see most events in your life as positive and worthwhile by stopping negative thoughts from entering your mind, reframing your thoughts to the positive, putting the events of the day in the correct context, committing to viewing obstacles as challenges, accepting that mistakes are simply opportunities to learn.
  • Knowing your options - Continuously scan your environment for opportunities. When you feel you have options, you have more control. When you make a positive choice to stay with a job, that job has much more appeal than if you feel forced to stay in because you feel you have no alternative. Keep a list of your accomplishments, update your resume on a regular basis, keep up to date on employment trends, research other jobs that interest you, adopt an “I’m keeping my options open” approach.
  • Balanced lifestyle
  • A sense of purpose - Find a sense of purpose in the things you do. Even the most mundane job usually has purpose if you dig deep enough. And if it doesn’t, should you be wasting your life doing it?

/ Mind Tools /


- Have a personal action plan
If you don’t know where you’re going, how can you expect to get there?
- Deliver results
Winners in business know that it’s all about accountability.
- Promote yourself
Bragging is one thing, but ensuring that others are aware of what you’re contributing is simply a smart practice.
/ J. McKee /


Great leaders exhibit great calm. This helps those around them act more rationally and be more successful pushing the organization through difficult times. Exhibit calmness at all times. It will become your nature.

Bosses who shout, cry, whine, or are too focused on feelings are a turn-off to those who can help them succeed. And no one wants to spend time with a supervisor who can’t be level-headed in difficult times. Show the each of these groups that you can take the bad news as well as the good. Everyone appreciates working with someone who is even-keeled.
/ J. McKee /

(praegu on küll punastamise koht.. aga ilmselt on hea, kui on arenguruumi - on huvitav vähemalt ;)


The first thing to realize is that taking advantage of a leadership opportunity does not necessarily mean moving up on the career ladder. It can be simply a matter of taking on more responsibility or taking ownership of something. Often this type of opportunity has no monetary or status reward other than the personal growth that allows you to be better prepared for your next opportunity.

- know your organization
- don’t be a wallflower
- make sure you are easy to work with
- act like a leader
- dress for success
- be self assured
- don’t slander your coworkers
- look for messes to be cleaned up
/ R. Padilla /


Kui programmeerijal on käsi kipsis, siis ajahinnangu küsimise juures tuleb täpsustada ka, kas see on antud ühe või kahe käega töötamise puhul! ;)


Töötaja motiveerimine lahtilaskmisähvardusega ei ole aktsepteeritav.
Ei ole.


a says:
aga selline asi ei tohi kunagi juhtuda (ei nüüd ega tulevikus), et kasutaja vajutab midagi. ja siis midagi ei juhtu
a says:
või juhtub nii minimaalselt et seda ei märgata
a says:
elementarnõi watson