Staying positive amongst the rumours and gossip

I was reading Mini Microsofts predictions of the rumours of doom and gloom at Microsoft in January and feeling rather down.  There are many people out there who are not as fortunate as I am though and have already experienced life changing events at work.  So I had a trawl around the blogs to find out some tips and tricks for keeping positive and staying focused in the credit crunch and how to become an asset to the company.

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How personal branding can stop you from getting fired.  There’re some good tips here:

Use a blog to position yourself as an expert in your field and people will be magnetically attracted to the information that is flowing out of each post you write.  How very true.  Just look at all those bloggers out there.

Appear to be an expert – even if it is about first footing traditions – or making mulberry jam 🙂

Please the people that matter – or you’ll end up pleasing no one…

Take the time to find out who you are – and you may find out that you don’t really like the role you’re in, you may not be happy with your work or aren’t true to your values and decide to move on

And – more importantly – don’t believe every rumour that you hear – it burns cycles and stresses you out.  And it might never happen either…

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