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Help, I am a Failure!

Help, I am a Failure!






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    • Help me! I am a Failure!
    • Introduction
      • No one likes to be an underperformer.
      • It can be embarrassing and discouraging.
      • Yet, many of us have at times failed to meet expectations.
    • The Bright Side of Life
      • The good news is that poor performance isn't incurable.
      • It's possible to turn it around and save your reputation with:
        • Awareness,
        • A sincere approach,
        • And the right support.
    • Accept and Understand it
      • There is often a complex set of causes.
        • You may be managed poorly.
        • You are part of a weak team.
      • Unfortunately the tendency is to attribute too much to external events.
    • Accept and Understand it
      • It is recommended taking a hard look at your performance and distinguishing between what you can change and what you can't.
      • You should ask colleagues for their input to better understand how you are missing targets.
    • Ask for Help
      • If you're screwing up, you should be open with your boss.
      • But be concrete about what you ask for. Don't try to use philosophy to ask and answer your questions.
      • Others will be more open to helping you if you show them how they can help.
    • Involving Others
      • Involving others (Peers, mentors, etc.) can also be helpful.
      • Ask for feedback about how you are performing and advice on how you can improve.
    • Decide What to Focus on
      • It is recommended using a checklist to assess the underlying causes:
        • Effort: Am I putting enough time and energy into the work?
        • Strategy: Am I working smartly rather than relying on routine?
        • Talent: Do I have the skills, knowledge, and capabilities to do my job well?
    • Restore your Reputation
      • As you begin to turn your performance around, you may realize that your reputation has been damaged.
      • If this happens, you need to pay careful attention to how you appear to others.
      • You not only need to perform better, but you need to be seen to perform better.
    • Principles to Remember
      • Do:
        • Recognize what is in your control to change and what isn't
        • Sincerely ask for advice and feedback
        • Include others in your improvement efforts so they can see and appreciate your progress.
    • Principles to Remember
      • Don't:
        • Be defensive about your underperformance and try to blame it on outside events or other people
        • Assume that just because you are improving, others recognize it
        • Stay at a job where you've become permanently labeled an underperformer.
    • Lico Reis Consultoria & Línguas Roberto Lico Reis www.licoreis.com [email_address] E-books: www.migre.me/oQ5 Linkedin: www.migre.me/1d9r www.migre.me/1d9r Twitter: @licoreis