Bosses and Office Mates
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 (...

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How to be the Best Office Mate

My office work experiences have varied widely. I’ve done collaborative spaces, single offices, and shared offices with just one other person. The people with whom I’ve shared my space have also been very different t...


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Are Limits in Your Way?

Last week, I attended the Professional Women’s Club of Chicago’s (PWCC) monthly speaker series where I heard the vivacious Carolynn Brooks,Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer of OfficeMax speak. Fresh off the an...

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17 Things To Boost Your Career Right Now

Christie Mims is an expert career coach who is trying to bring you just a little bit more career happiness in your day (that doesn’t involve donuts). Read on for more! Grab someone in your network and go out to lunch. Cho...

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4 Keys to Climbing the Corporate Ladder

You got the job! Now, master the following 4 keys to success to continue your climb on the corporate ladder. Throughout my eight year tenure in corporate America as the Director of Career Services at a career college, I experie...


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Three Career Lessons We Learned from Doug and Courtney

On November 5, 2013 shocking news came from Hollywood: actor Doug Hutchison, 53, and his 19 year-old wife, Courtney Stodden, are legally separated after three years of marriage. The couple began their relationship over the inte...