Bosses and Office Mates
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How to Apologize

Have you ever been on the receiving end of an apology, and then left the conversation feeling like nothing happened?  Perhaps you felt worse?  If so, chances are the other party did not know how (or was unwilling) to voluntee...

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Taking on Additional Responsibilities: How To Tackle and Ask for More

As a junior-level person in a fairly large organization, I understand the challenges with taking on more work and responsibilities. I know for myself, I have a pretty full plate of daily tasks, not including any additional work...

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Confessions of a Complete “Praise Whore”

    In addition to loving praise myself, I’m really good at giving it out, too. If a friend, colleague, or staff member does a good job, I absolutely love being able to laud them publically for their work. Not o...


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Ways to Stay Positive

How much does work affect your mood? If you thought to yourself “a whole lot,” you’re probably not alone. Think about it – we spend around 40 hours each week at the office. It’s bound to have a pro...

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Women Who Oppress Women

I’ve recently become aware of a strange phenomenon. It may be something that you’ve dealt with since so many people have already suggested to me that they’ve worked with someone like this. It was new to me, an...

Firing Your Boss

Four Tips for Firing Your Boss

  If you hate your job and are itching to get the heck out of dodge, what are you waiting for? I used to ask myself this question at least 10 times a day while cutting my teeth in corporate America for 10 years. What held me b...


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Communication in the Workplace

One of the lectures I give near the end of my Interpersonal Communication course centers on how we communicate in the workplace. While Organizational Communication is the field of the communication discipline that focuses on wo...

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Caution: Don’t Fall Prey to the Millennial Stereotype

In today’s society it’s easy to hide behind your email signature or a text message. If it’s one thing I’ve learned in the past 7 months, communication is key. Before I entered the real world, I thought I mastered all of...

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Remember to Dare Greatly

Last week, I found myself in an awkward position with a coordinator who oversees part of my responsibilities in my current internship. Long story short – this person assigned me too many projects to complete given the constra...


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What Do You Look for in Office Culture?

As I recently mentioned, I transitioned out of my non-profit position and into a marketing firm. It’s really excited to be where I am now. When my former boss asked me what some of the reasons were for why I was leaving (...