DVF knows success.YOUR BOSS SAYS: "Too edgy"
WHAT IT MEANS: Plainly put, you're not friendly enough. Managers don't see you as approachable, which may be hindering your career. Quick fix: Smile more and make an effort at deskside chitchat.
YOUR BOSS SAYS: "Lack impact"
WHAT IT MEANS: Shyness (being passive in meetings, waiting to be asked questions) can be confused with indifference. As a result, others don't solicit your opinions. Quick fix: Swallow your anxieties and pipe up with ideas.
YOUR BOSS SAYS: "Too emotional"
WHAT IT MEANS: You gesticulate and raise your voice when championing ideas, which suggests you're not in control. Quick fix: Make more eye contact and use just one hand to reinforce your points - it's not as pushy.
YOUR BOSS SAYS: "Not a team player"
WHAT IT MEANS: While often constructed as an inability to work with others, this criticism tends to speak to a standoffishness with coworkers, especially socially. Quick fix: Make it a