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OMG! TMI! Avoiding Oversharing in the Workplace

Maybe it’s a generational expression, but at this point it’s pretty safe to say everyone knows what you mean when you look at someone and exclaim “TMI!” Too. Much. Information. Whether it’s your be...

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Do Offices Need a Hierarchy?

Every office has a chain of command. Sometimes, it can take weeks or months to get through it, even when you need an answer right away. All employees complain about the process, especially when it is slow and dysfunctional. Som...

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No More Drama in the Office!

Are you sick of drama and cattiness in the workplace? So are we! But how do we stop it from happening and stay productive? Kelsey Meyer, the Senior Vice President of Digital Talent Agents, says her company has successfully avoi...


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How to Respond to Massive Disrespect

The folks over at The Grindstone recently answered this question from a woman who was experiencing “massive disrespect” at work. Her problem included a micromanaging boss who is moving her to a hallway when all of h...

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Combatting Envy in Your Career

When I first decided to change careers, I had this bad habit of checking Facebook every morning as soon as I woke up.  I was temporarily working retail and applying for grad school, so I had a lot of extra time on my hands to ...

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8 Things Not to Say During Your Performance Review

A while back, we told you how to master “The Art of the Performance Review,” because it’s truly an art, not a science. But every now and again, there are hard and fast rule that simply must be followed. And we...


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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...