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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...

skills

How to Improve Any Skill

Think you could never learn to play an instrument, write a book, or bake the perfect cake? We all walk around thinking that we don’t have the talent to do certain tasks or activities. We think that talent is something we’re...

RespectTheGame

Loving Your Competition

As the old saying goes “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.” But the question is, who are your enemies. In business, whether you’re an employee or a business owner, it’s easy to confuse comp...


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What Kind of a _______ Do I Want to Be?

In Brooke Carey’s recent blog on The Huffington Post, she asks “What Kind of Woman Do I Want to Be?” It’s a question we should all answer – what kind of woman do we want to be? A quiet one? A stron...

work gossip

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...

hirearchy

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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Write “The Anti-Bio” and Pump Up Your Failures

A while back, we brought you an article about “Erasing Resume Blunders,” something everyone wants to do at one time or another in their career. We all have experiences (or whole jobs), we wish never existed and coul...

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Humor Works in the Workplace

Every moment at work isn’t a perfectly happy one — there are times that are a little dull or slow, and there are times that are packed full of projects or tasks.  Whether you’re feeling unmotivated or overworked, it ...

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Leap First, Think Later

I used the photo above as an illustrator to a post a few months ago, and later was pleasantly surprised when a young woman exuberantly contacted me to tell me it was her in the photo. She was excited that the photo had begun to...


OfficeDrama

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...