Bosses and Office Mates
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The 5 Qualities of Remarkable Bosses

Bosses. Unfortunately for some, they can’t be avoided. As much as we’d all like to start out at the C-level, we’ll spend most of our careers dealing with direct bosses, and even if we do reach the C-suite, we&...

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Condoning Bad Behavior

Pop culture enthusiasts have watched for years as celebrities like Lindsay Lohan are consistently coddled and their bad behavior overlooked. Spending only hours in jail rather than weeks or months, one can’t help but wond...

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Dealing with Turnover

When writing about turnover, I  just couldn’t resist actually putting a turnover at the top of the post – ha! Now that we’re done with that….on to the point… When you work in a large corporation, ...


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What is the process?

I learned four words today that blew my mind, words I simply had to pass on to the women of Career Girl Network. My coach said to ask, “What is the process…” Not “can we” or “should we”...

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From Top to Bottom

Today, one of my favorite bloggers wrote a post called The Most Important Person in Your Company? and her words are so true. Julie asks companies to recognize that sometimes your most important brand ambassador isn’t your...

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Being Heard

After pounding a point over and over to my former boss one day a few years back, she said, “Don’t worry. You are being heard,” indicating to me that she acknowledges my opinion and ensures she has taken it int...


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Stop Hovering

Have you ever had that boss who constantly stands over you wondering what you’re doing. “How’s that project coming, Sally? Do you have some numbers for me to look at, Bob? When will I see results, Lucy?”...

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Email Bitch Blasts

We’ve all seen those episodes of the Real World where one 19 year old girl yells at another 19 year old girl with the words, “Don’t talk behind my back. Say it to my face.” This concept has always boggled my mind. If yo...

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Don’t Negate the Work of Colleagues and Employees

There will always be projects we accomplish for nothing. Maybe we miss the mark, maybe our boss wasn’t clear on the desired outcomes. But we’ve all been there. You think you know exactly what needs to be done and when you f...


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Do You Text Your Boss?

I remember when text messaging first became available and even I, who is obsessed with technology, scoffed. Seriously, people, just pick up the phone. But years later, I’m a texter – even more so than emailing, Twit...