3 tips for winning over your harshest critics

first_imgLet’s face it: we can’t please everyone. If you’re like me, sometimes this is hard to accept. When certain colleagues don’t see your full potential or are skeptical of your abilities, it’s important you not get discouraged, even though that can prove difficult. The next time you face critics at work, consider these three tips for changing their mind and knocking it out of the park.Keep your head downWhen coworkers demonstrate doubt in your ability to perform in your position, the best decision you can make is to lay low and keep your nose to the grindstone. Many critics are only out for themselves, so don’t let them negatively influence you. The most effective way to prove yourself is to stay focused and work toward your goal.Communicate your strengthsWhen someone doubts you when you know for certain you are capable, don’t be afraid to communicate to them why you are sure of yourself. If you’ve been tasked with a project that others think you may not be right for, demonstrate to your colleagues what it is that makes you perfect for the role.Resist the urge to get defensiveRemember it’s not personal, it’s work. That can be hard for some (including myself) to accept. But when others are critical, it doesn’t necessarily mean they don’t appreciate you as a person. Remain calm when your critics express themselves and consider their feedback and look at things from their perspective. You never know; what may seem like negative criticisms may actually end up benefiting you in the end. 29SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,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

Tennis team wins Pac-10 title — in 2008

first_imgPhoto courtesy of USC Sports Information More to cheer about · Only a week after winning the national championship, the Trojans are awarded the 2008 Pac-10 championship. Photo courtesy of USC Sports Information The USC men’s tennis team was declared the 2008 Pac-10 champions Tuesday, May 29, after the Pac-10 Conference stripped the UCLA men’s tennis team of the title for allowing an ineligible player to compete during the 2008 season.UCLA was required to forfeit all singles and doubles matches in which the ineligible athlete participated. After the results of each conference match were recalculated, the outcomes of two matches were reversed. Both USC and Arizona State were awarded victories for their matches against UCLA in April of 2008.The two losses changed the Bruins’ previously undefeated 7-0 conference record to 5-2. The Trojans, who had been 6-1 before the outcome of their match with UCLA was reversed, are now 7-0 and have been declared conference champions.UCLA self-reported the incident.The implicated athlete received money that was paid up-front from an employer to pay for student fees. Once the compliance learned the money was paid up-front, it reported the incident to NCAAs and the Pac-10.The athlete was cleared by the NCAA to participate in the 2009 season so long as he paid a portion of the fee amount to charity. During the 2009 season, however, the Pac-10 completed a separated evaluation of the incident and chose to strip the Bruins of their 2008 Pac-10 title.last_img read more