Staying silent during meetings
It’s important to voice out your ideas during brainstorming—your boss or co-workers aren’t mind readers and keeping quiet all the time sends a message that you’re uninterested in the discussion. Always try to actively participate in conversations at the office, and make sure that you give positive and innovative ideas that will help the team or the company.
Constant complainers tend to magnify the problem, which is a waste of time and productivity. Learn to accept the things you can’t change and try to suggest ideas that'll actually benefit you, the company, and your colleagues.
Playing the blame game
You don’t have to be Ms. Congeniality all the time, but nobody wants to work with an unlikeable person who always puts the blame on others. Sylvia Hepler, a career development specialist and author of Learning Leadership Through Loss, says "Pointing fingers at somebody else because you lack necessary skills, experience, appropriate behaviours, or sound judgment causes others in your world to view you as disagreeable."
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