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compliments

Complimenting Others Will Boost Your Confidence

Confidence. It’s a word that carries a lot of weight. Being confident in yourself, and having others describe you as confident means you are self-assured, likely outgoing, easy to talk to, and respected. It’s a word...

Innovation

Don’t Fear Your Innovative Side

Let’s face it: an innovative idea isn’t usually respected until the idea builds momentum and finally catches on.  We don’t see it as innovative until it becomes popular. Big businesses often fail to adopt new ideas quick...

positivity

Increase Positivity in Your Workplace

If you’ve ever worked in a negative office environment, you know just how painful and soul-crushing it can be. There are some managers out there who believe that daily yelling and arguing with their employees is the best way ...


decisions

Make the Best Decision for You

When confronting a major decision, you most likely seek an outside opinion first.  You might be considering quitting a job, buying a house or breaking up with a boyfriend.  Naturally, you ask the people who know you best for ...

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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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Tricks Your Mind Plays and How to Fight Back

Every day, our minds play tricks on us. Are there dots in that grid above? Did you remember to turn the curling iron off this morning? What did your colleague really mean when they said you were “tough”? We analyze ...


nobigdeal

Accepting Praise Graciously: First, Stop with the “No Big Deal”

I’ve noticed a trend recently, and unfortunately it’s a stereotype we can pile on women specifically. To illustrate it, let me give you a few scenarios: Someone stops by your office at work. They thank you for your ...

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Make the Most of Your Mistakes

You’ve heard the saying before: “Nobody’s perfect.”  There’s no avoiding the fact that you will make mistakes, and unfortunately, you will make some of those mistakes at work.  They could be big or small blunders, b...

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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 ...


performance-review

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...