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Title: Career Corner: Pitching Your Contributions at the Right Level

Abstract

Whether it is in a job interview, a presentation or in collaborations with colleagues with differing technical backgrounds, effectively conveying your ideas and contributions is at least as important as the content. Daniel Goleman speaks to the importance of emotional intelligence being a key driver of success and advancement. Why does this matter so much? If you dive right into technical details without providing a broader context and motivation for the problem, then the people with whom you are communicating will not appreciate the contribution. If you talk only about your ideas at a high level with insufficient detail, then the weight of your contributions might be undervalued or misinterpreted.

Authors:
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  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOD; USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1392806
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-17-20624
Journal ID: ISSN 0033-524X
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Quality Progress
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 50; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 0033-524X
Publisher:
American Society for Quality Control
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS; Mathematics

Citation Formats

Anderson-Cook, Christine Michaela. Career Corner: Pitching Your Contributions at the Right Level. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Anderson-Cook, Christine Michaela. Career Corner: Pitching Your Contributions at the Right Level. United States.
Anderson-Cook, Christine Michaela. Sat . "Career Corner: Pitching Your Contributions at the Right Level". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1392806.
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