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

Woodside to become operator of Scarborough development

first_imgAustralian energy giant Woodside and BHP Billiton have entered into an agreement in relation to the proposed development of the Scarborough gas field off W. Australia. With this agreement, Woodside will become the operator of the development. Woodside said on Monday that, under the agreement, BHP waived its right of pre-emption and provides its consent to the sale by ExxonMobil to Woodside of its 50% interest in WA-1-R and the Scarborough Joint Venture Operating Agreement.Woodside entered into a binding sale and purchase agreement (SPA) to acquire ExxonMobil’s share of the Scarborough gas field located in the Carnarvon Basin Australia in February 2018. The completion of the deal was subject to pre-emption rights and customary regulatory approvals.This will result in Woodside holding a 75% interest in Scarborough. Woodside will become the Scarborough operator on completion of the transaction with ExxonMobil.Furthermore, Woodside granted BHP an option to purchase an additional 10% interest in Scarborough on equivalent consideration and terms to the transaction with ExxonMobil. The option may be exercised by BHP at any time prior to the earlier of December 31, 2019 and approval to start the front-end engineering and design phase of the Scarborough Development.In addition, Woodside and BHP will undertake good faith discussions in relation to: the unitization of WA-1-R (which contains the majority of the Scarborough gas field) and the adjacent WA-62-R (in which Woodside and BHP each hold a 50% interest); potential offers to sell up to a 10% interest in Scarborough to foundation LNG buyers on a pro-rata basis; and technical and commercial arrangements for the Scarborough Development.It is worth reminding that Woodside first bought a stake in the Scarborough area assets from BHP Billiton in 2016.Woodside CEO Peter Coleman said that this new agreement with BHP strengthened alignment and certainty of the Scarborough Development.“I am pleased BHP has agreed that Woodside will become operator of the Scarborough Development. The Scarborough joint venture will now be focused on finalizing the development concept prior to entering FEED and positioning for FID in 2020,” he said.Completion of the transaction between ExxonMobil and Woodside continues to be targeted by end of 1Q 2018.last_img read more

EPL: City Score Seven, United Earn Draw at Anfield

first_imgManchester City maintained their blistering start to the season as the Premier League leaders demolished Stoke City 7-2, while champions Chelsea crashed to a shock 2-1 defeat at lowly Crystal Palace  saturday.With second-placed Manchester United settling for a drab stalemate at Anfield earlier in the day, it was their Manchester rivals who provided the thrills as City moved two points clear at the top. Capping a dramatic day, Arsenal trail nine points behind City after Watford came from behind to snatch a surprise 2-1 win.Pep Guardiola’s free-scoring City struck three times in the first 27 minutes at Eastlands, securing their sixth successive league win in swashbuckling style.City took the lead through Gabriel Jesus in the 17th minute and Raheem Sterling doubled the advantage two minutes later with a tap-in that capped a flowing move. David Silva got City’s third with a simple finish after another incisive raid in the 27th minute.Stoke’s Mame Biram Diouf reduced the deficit with a deflected effort in the 44th minute and City’s defence was breached for just the fourth time in the league this season when Kyle Walker scored an own goal two minutes after the interval.But Jesus’s second goal in the 55th minute restored order and his compatriot Fernandinho put the result beyond doubt five minutes later.City reached six goals in a game for the second time this season as Leroy Sane netted in the 62nd minute. Bernando Silva’s first City strike, in the 78th minute, made it 24 goals in his team’s last five league games.They are first team to net 29 goals in the first eight games of an English top-flight campaign since Everton in 1894-95 and Guardiola said: “We can always do better but I cannot deny today was the best performance since I arrived here.“I am here to win, I am not here to entertain, but this is the way we want to play. Our confidence is high.”Bottom club Palace had lost their opening seven league games without scoring a goal, the worst start to a season in English top-flight history.But stunningly it was Chelsea who were the victims as they finally ended that goal drought at Selhurst Park.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more