How Being Negative Can Crush Your Career

4 years ago

No one likes to be with you when you're negative. If you're a manager, people will hate to work for you (but never tell you why). I can tell you that I used to have a negative streak about me. Not on purpose, my mind simply worked from seeing the negative and then working toward the solution. Unfortunately I verbalized my thought process and thus people thought I was pessimistic. I'm grateful to the person who pointed it out to me because I was able to shift that career crushing trait. This post from Alexis at 21st Century Gal is a great look at the dark side of negativity in the workplace.

No one wants to work with a “Negative Nelly.” Over my last several years I’ve had the pleasure of working at multiple locations and it has given me the opportunity to compare managers from one place to another. Unfortunately, I’m seeing a trend with female managers and it is one that makes me grind my teeth while I smile politely back at them. Therefore, let the record show that I’m doing my due diligence in notifying you that no one wants to work with you when you’re negative.

Read the full post Purge Your Inner “Negative Nelly” on 21st Century Gal.


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