Bosses and Office Mates
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Be an Effective Manager

On television, they are comical and sometimes lovable.  In real life, they can kill your drive to succeed.  Ineffective managers can have a big impact on a company and the productivity of its employees. Forbes Contributor Gle...

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Dealing with Your Own Personal Mean Girl

Last time I checked, the whole “mean girl” thing was supposed to be over in high school….maybe it extends to college, but certainly not to adult life, right? Wrong. It seems the concept of “mean girls...

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The Art of the Performance Review

Yearly performance reviews are a process nearly every company and employee must endure. Though they’re not something anyone looks forward to, it’s important to think about your performance appraisal strategically. G...


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Difficult Conversations: Nine Common Mistakes

When it comes to having difficult conversations, we make colossal mistakes throughout. Whether you’re talking about salary with your boss or marriage with your boyfriend, tense topics can create big opportunities to stumb...

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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...