Lifescripts What to Say to Get What You Want in Life's Toughest Situations

ISBN-10: 0471643769

ISBN-13: 9780471643760

Edition: 2004

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List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/9/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.85" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

Stephen M. Pollan has been offering pragmatic career, financial, business, and legal advice to individuals and businesses. He has brought his techniques to viewers of CNBC and to readers of Working Woman in his monthly column "Find the Right Words."

Preface: The Continuing Power of Lifescripts
Lifescripts For Dealing Sith SUperiors
Asking for a Salary Increase
Asking for a Promotion
Asking for Emergency Leave
Asking Your Superior for Maternity Leave
Asking Your Superior for Paternity Leave
Asking Your Superior for an Increased Budget
Breaking Bad News to a Superior
Maximizing a Performance Review
Asking for a Salary Advance
Justifying an Expense Report
Refusing an Assignment
Asking for a Deadline Extension
Asking for Relief from an Assignment
Asking Your Superior for Help with Your Workload
Asking Your Superior for a Bigger or More Private Workspace
Asking Your Superior for Additional Responsibilities
Asking Someone to Become Your Mentor
Asking for a Lateral Reassignment
Warning Your Superior of Potential Client Problems
Warning Your Superior of Potential Vendor Problems
Asking Your Superior for More Staff
Advocating a Subordinate's Raise Request to Human Resources
Setting Recruiting Goals with Human Resources
Protecting a Subordinate from a Possible Layoff
Defending a Subordinate against Criticism from Human Resources
Telling Your Superior Someone Else Took Credit for Your Idea
Asking Your Superior to Stop Micromanaging
Going over Your Superior's Head
Complaining about an Immediate Superior's Behavior
Apologizing to Your Superior for Your Own Backstabbing
Giving Two Weeks' Notice to Your Superior
Recommending an Incentive Plan for Yourself
Lifescripts For Dealing With Subordinates
Criticizing a Subordinate's Work
Turning Down a Raise Request
Asking a Subordinate to Do Something Not in Her Job Description
Announcing a Salary Reduction
Warning a Subordinate to Stop Drinking
Turning Down a Promotion Request
Giving a Negative Performance Review
Turning Down a Subordinate's Request for Time Off
Reducing the Size of a Subordinate's Staff
Changing a Subordinate's Workspace to a Less Private One
Questioning a Subordinate's Expense Report
Offering Constructive Feedback to a Subordinate
Asking a Subordinate to Be More Aware of Ethical Issues
Tactfully Suggesting Better Hygiene to a Subordinate
Demanding Better Work Habits from a Subordinate
Asking a Subordinate to Improve Her Appearance
Handling a Subordinate's Personal Telephone Calls and Internet Use
Stopping Backstabbing among Subordinates
Putting an End to a Subordinate's Gossiping
Turning Down a Subordinate's Request to Hire Her Offspring
Suggesting a Subordinate Improve His Communication Skills
Handling a Flirtatious Subordinate
Dealing with a Brownnosing Subordinate
Asking If a Subordinate Is a Victim of Domestic Abuse
Apologizing to a Subordinate for Your Own Behavior
Telling a Subordinate to Be Respectful of Diversity Efforts
Terminating a Subordinate
Sending a Voluntary Termination Hint to a Subordinate
Telling a Subordinate to Have a More Positive Attitude
Lifescripts For Dealing With Office Politics
Confronting a Sexual Harasser
Confronting a Backstabbing Peer
Ratting on a Colleague
Suggesting No Further Drinking to a Peer
Tactfully Suggesting Better Hygiene to a Peer
Asking a Peer to Pull Her Own Weight
Asking a Peer to Improve the Quality of His Work
Asking a Peer to Stop Gossiping
Correcting a Peer's Mistakes
Refusing to Lie for a Peer
Asking a Peer to Clean Up Her Work Area
Asking a Peer to Turn Down Annoying Music
Confronting a Chronic Interrupter
Confronting a Peer's Dishonest Behavior
Confronting a Pilfering Peer
Asking a Peer to Cover for You
Asking a Peer to Switch Vacations with You
Telling a Peer Her Job May Be in Danger
Helping a Peer Set More Realistic Goals
Asking the Information Technol
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