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2010-10-26 14:34 来源:爱思英语
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  1. Speaking skills

  Whether you are hustling for a promotion when you bump into a CEO in an elevator or making an important speech at an international conference, the ability to speak with a wide variety of people is an absolute essential. Good eye contact, a varied vocabulary and the ability to tailor your language to suit your audience are all essential characteristics of an artful speaker. Being a good speaker will give you presence and make you memorable to those who are listening. Practice talking with anyone and everyone you meet, look for a debating society or a Toastmasters group. The rewards are worth it. Being more adept in social situations and being better equipped to network successfully will help you forge working relationships that could be very advantageous to you in the future. It will also be useful to you for performing duties as a best man or maid of honor.


  你也许在电梯里巧遇到一名CEO,然后想尽方法让自己获得升职机会,或者是在一个国际性会议上做一次重要讲话,无论是哪一种情况,在众人面前演讲的能力都是绝对不可或缺的。优秀演讲者的必要品质:正确的目光接触,丰富的词汇,还有编织你的语言来迎合你的听众。成为一名优秀的演说者会赋予你良好的风度,让听众对你印象深刻。你可以和任何人,每个你遇到的人练习说话,找一找辩论社团,或者司仪小组。这些都值得一试。在社交场合中更加熟练、在人际关系网中成功地有着更好的装备都可以帮助你打造有效地人际关系,从而让你在未来占尽优势。 比如说担当伴郎或者伴娘。

  2. Confidence in decision making

  Nothing says mediocrity like indecision. A good leader is decisive and will always back himself up when making the correct decision. If you want to be considered leadership material, you have to possess these characteristics. If you are paralyzed by the fear of getting it wrong, you will end up doing nothing, which is worse than trying something and failing. A lot of highfliers are prepared to take risks knowing that a mistake can be corrected. Learn to evaluate different decisions for their pros and cons, and make decisions that will take you closer to completing a given task. The key is to make sure that your decisions are thought-out and reasoned. Be confident in your judgment and believe in yourself to get things right. Don't just play it safe every time - you will blend into the wallpaper and no one will notice you. Putting yourself on the line will earn you respect, and if your decisions turn out to be right, you can expect to be rewarded for your efforts.



  3. Accountability

  Another major part of being successful is accepting responsibility, both for successes and failures. If you want other people to respect you, acknowledge your errors rather than trying to blame someone else for your shortcomings. Everyone makes mistakes, but the real test is how you react to that. Putting yourself in the firing line is the mark of a person who wants to achieve great things and is prepared to be scrutinized. It is a sign of confidence and self-belief, and is a key ingredient among those who want to be successful. Being able to admit you have made a mistake is also a sign of humility and can garner respect from your employees. A useful way to hold yourself accountable is to scrutinize your to-do lists, see what you accomplished and what you did not. Look at ways you can improve your performance and take appropriate steps to correct mistakes yourself.



  4. A positive attitude

  Connected to everything else we have discussed, being positive about work and life is also essential. While your colleagues may laugh at your endless cynicism and misanthropic tendencies, your boss will see you as someone who hates their job and who will never support the aims of the company. We should distinguish between the occasional bad day (although you should always try to minimize this and remain upbeat no matter how trying the circumstances) and being consistently pessimistic. The eternal pessimist will always try to drag other people down and will probably be less productive. If you can cultivate a positive outlook, you will encourage others to be more positive; also, you will be more productive and possibly more credible as someone with executive potential. A positive attitude is entirely self-determined and can be helped by accentuating the positives in any situation. Don't see problems - see solutions.



  5. Self-presentation

  Learning how to present yourself to others is another major aspect of being successful. A polished look, and in particular, smart attire, will project an image of success to other people - before you have even said a word. A huge amount of your impact on colleagues, bosses or clients will be based on how well put-together you appear, and while substance is crucial, having a great style to support it is no bad thing. If you can afford it, have your clothes tailored and shoes made to measure: they will fit much better than off-the-rack goods. Don't forget that the way you look also enhances the way you feel about yourself, making you more confident.



  6. Time management skills

  It doesn't matter how well you dress, how positive you are or how well-spoken you are if you cannot keep everything under control. Disorganization means that you will be forever playing catch-up with your work, rushing to meet deadlines and producing work below par. Learn to keep a detailed diary, listing deadlines and setting a schedule for your work, to ensure it is all done with time to spare. Your work will be of better quality and you will be entrusted with increased responsibility. It will also afford you additional leisure time. It is a key element to success and well-worth practicing. This means overcoming procrastination (which we can all be guilty of at times), setting goals that are challenging (but realistic) and trying to use your time efficiently. Don't check your e-mails 17 times every hour - spend that time writing up that project that is due tomorrow. Ideally, you will reach a stage when you can get ahead of the curve and start taking on additional projects and responsibilities - a surefire way of setting yourself up for that promotion.


  如果你不能把所有事情控制在掌握之中,那么无论你穿得多么得体,多么积极乐观,口才多么好都没什么用。混乱的时间分配意味着你将永远扮演追赶日程表的角色,仓促地撞上最后期限,艰难地完成工作。 学习记录非常详细的日记, 列出最后期限,制作出工作的日程表, 确保工作完成后还有剩余的时间。这样你的工作质量会提高,别人会让你承担越来越多的责任。也可以让你拥有更多闲暇时间。 这是成功的重要元素并且值得实践。这也意味着克服拖沓的习惯(这也是我们一直感到内疚的),订下具有挑战性的目标(但是要实际可行的),有效率地运用你的时间。不要每小时检查你的邮箱17次--用那些时间写下那些第二天要完成的事情。在理想状态下,当你遥遥领先并且着手其他的工作和责任的时候,你将达到另一个阶段--获得升职的成功之路。

  7. Success is Simple

  There you have it: An essential list to help you move up in the world and stake your claim in business. There are more of course, but no other general guide is more comprehensive. A final word of advice: Worry not about an intangible trait you may not have. Even if you aren't the best communicator or dealmaker, you can still make your mark with expertise in a specific field or venture.

  As long as you make your mark in something, the sky is the limit. Just keep in mind that the best of the best have a wide scope of knowledge and do not focus on one area alone.


  这样你就会明白:必要因素的清单,可以让你在世界不断攀升,在事业上划分你自己的领土。 当然还有其他的成功因素,但是没有比这些更加具有广泛性的总纲领了。终极建议:不要为自己不一定拥有的、捉摸不透的特质而烦恼。即使你不是最好的传播者或者交易者,你仍然可以在自己的专门领域或者旅程中取得成就。

  只要你有所成就,潜能无极限。 只要牢记,精英中的精英拥有不凡的见识,并不只专注于一个领域。

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