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The “Clear as Mud” Issue of Accountability

There is a reason job descriptions exist. And whether you realize it or not, they’re not there to tell you what to do every day. If you really looked at your job description and structured your day 9 to 5 to include only ...

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Gift Giving in the Office: Should You or Shouldn’t You?

Lately, as the holidays loom near, one of the questions I’m hearing most is the etiquette of gift giving when it comes to your coworkers. I’ve asked a few experienced HR managers and bosses alike, and we’ve co...

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Managing Your Office’s Holiday Activities

The Holidays can be a great time of year, but they’re sometimes not the best time of year at work. It might seem like everyone has left the office, and you’re the only person who is still there. Or you can feel the ...


Fitting In: How Important Is Company Culture?

It seems like a pretty simple question to me now, but up until just a few months ago, after a brief stint working for a recruiting agency, I had no idea just how much company culture mattered to everyone involved in the workfor...

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Suddenly Managing People? Try These Tips

Today’s young women spend more time than ever before rising through the ranks of their career without actually managing staff. I told you recently about my own journey to becoming a boss and how I’ve managed to stay...

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Show Gratitude, Not Favoritism

As we approach Thanksgiving, everyone is talking about the importance of gratitude. But lately, I’ve been thinking about how we are often selective about when and to whom we express our gratitude. We tend to express it wh...


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Eliminate Stress: Change Your Expectations

Does a difficult coworker or job situation have you feeling stressed or under a lot of pressure? It can seem like there’s no way out, but the solution isn’t to change the situation (which is rarely possible) —...

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Boss Driving You Crazy?

When you have a leader in your life that inspires and motivates, work can feel like you’ve hit the jackpot. On the other hand, we’ve all had that boss that makes your entire life a complete hell. If you find you are spendin...

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Why Coworkers Don’t Read Your Emails

I’ve heard the complaint often: No one ever reads my emails! I had a boss who said it to us all the time. And yet, people never seem to recognize that the problem may be how they’re writing their emails. Here’...


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Fairness is Fun!

A couple of weeks ago, I attended a session for entrepreneurs about splitting equity between investors. And in the middle of the session, I had an a-ha moment. When it comes to equity, everyone involved in starting a business j...