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speak-up

Speak Up! Whispering Complaints Solves Nothing

You’ve heard it before standing around the water cooler: co-workers relaying a laundry list of complaints to one another about how the office functions. Maybe the meetings are too long, they’re asked to work overtim...

productiveness

5 Basic Tips To Get In A Productive Groove

Flow is key. With it, we feel a rhythm that is pleasing to the soul. And with it, our life isn’t filled with procrastination, distraction, overwhelm, missed deadlines, etc. Things just come together well. Without it, well...

filing

The Most Exciting Article You’ll Ever Read About Filing

You are being judged. For everything. At work and in your personal life. That’s just how the world works. And in case you didn’t know, your desk is being judged. When your boss walks by your desk and sees papers pil...


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Getting in a “New York State of Mind”

I am who I am. Period. This is the tagline I’ve elected for New York City. I had the pleasure of spending a few days there last week… wow, that city is one hell of a diva! NYC is filled with characters of all shapes and...

angeratwork

Dealing with Anger in the Workplace

Face it, we all get mad. Your boss skimps on the bonus he promised you and you have visions of slapping her. Or maybe your colleague totally dropped the ball and you end up takin the heat for it. You’d like nothing more t...

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4 Tips to Ask for a Raise

Even when you have all the right reasons and know you deserve a raise, walking in and asking your boss for more money is a delicate process. You don’t want to come off as arrogant, rude, or demanding — but you do want t...


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A Kick in the Pants from the Universe

A very wise friend of mine recently told me, “You’re right where you’re supposed to be,” and I had an argument with him about it. The rational, question-asker, seeking answers with show-me-proof part of me called a bull...

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Are We Living in the Pink Ghetto?

On this Labor Day,we’re highlighting what has come to be known as the “pink ghetto.” It’s a trend in business that unfortunately means that though women are making up a majority of the workforce, we̵...

journeys

Want To Be A Productive Person? Choose Your Journeys Wisely

You are always on a journey. You are reading this article. That’s a journey. When you watch your favorite TV show – that’s a journey. For example, if you watch The Biggest Loser, you go on a journey where there are extrem...


complainers

How to Avoid the Office Complainers

By the end of the week, you’ve probably spent your share of time around office complainers. You know them — the people who gather in the corner to air their grievances about the company or the boss to each other at leas...