How To Stop Over-Apologizing And Get What You Want At Work

How To Stop Over-Apologizing And Get What You Want At Work

We are kick-ass professional women and we still say ""sorry"" too much. At work, we start emails to our bosses with, ""I'm sorry to bother you, but..."" When we participate in brainstorms, we preface our thoughts by saying, ""I'm sorry, I have an idea to add..."" If we get up the courage to ask for a raise or promotion, we apologize for even asking. When a coworker says or does something inappropriate in the office and we meet with human resources, we apologize for starting drama. For so many women, myself included, apologies are relentlessly linked with our perception of politeness. Some of us can't help ourselves and others are trying to break the bad habit of over-apologizing, especially when we have nothing to be sorry for in the first place.

This #sorrynotsorry class is a leadership training class designed for women to unlearn the etiquette that is holding us back and be aware of what we are doing to sabotage ourselves and our careers at large. This may be the first time you've thought about it, but constantly apologizing has negative side effects on your career, from the appearance of incompetence to annoying your colleagues and superiors with your self-deprecating style. But the most detrimental and lasting side effect of over-apologizing is how it corrodes your self-esteem. Does this sound like you? It's not too late! It's time to reclaim your confidence at the office and quit saying sorry.

Instructor: Alison Taffel Rabinowitz

Alison Taffel Rabinowitz is a writer, edu-preneur and founder of ""The Finishing School,"" an educational consulting company focused on teaching everything we didn't learn as in school, but need to survive and thrive in the modern workforce. In her classes, she teaches her new rules for disrupting decades of behavior that have held women back. Alison's educational philosophy is inspired by our need to unlearn the etiquette we learned as young girls and be aware of what we are doing to sabotage ourselves and our careers at large. 


SAT 11:15 AM 

Date

12 November 2019

Tags

Business, Communication, Self-Help