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• Take feedback constructively and move on: While it is impor-
tant to be conﬁdent of your abilities, paying heed to the feedback
received for your work would help you improve further. A con-
ﬁdent person receives feedback with utmost poise and with an
open mind to work on the areas of improvement.
• Read as knowledge gives you
conﬁdence: Francis Bacon,
a proliﬁc writer, rightly men-
tioned, “Reading maketh a full
man; Conference a ready man;
Writing an exact man”. Reading
broadens your mental horizons,
empowers you with analytical
thinking and gives you the conﬁ-
dence to address the concerns. A
well-read person is considered to
be knowledgeable, credible, and
conﬁdent and is able to make a
mark in this competitive world.
C. Grooming and Business Etiquette
Have you ever noticed that among the
pool of people at your workplace, there
are some who you wish to work with and
some others with whom you may not even
like to be associated with? From executive
B of Figure 2.1, we understand that to a
large extent, we are more comfortable
working with well-groomed people with
proper business etiquette. Thus, these
attributes deﬁne our personality, help us
create a positive ﬁrst impression, and cre-
ate opportunities for advancement.
Grooming is all about how you look
and present yourself, and it is an impor-
tant part of a person’s appearance.
Exhibit 2.4 Knowledge boosts
Exhibit 2.5 Look the part;
be a professional.
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