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Listening is Key to a Happy Workplace

Listening is Key to a Happy Workplace

It maybe hard to believe but something as basic as listening could just be the answer to creating a happy workplace. At work, many people spend a great deal of time talking and wanting to be heard.  Some of us are on the phone all day.  Others make a career out of giving presentations and [... read more]

The Politics of the Office Romance: Is it a Do or a Don’t?

The Politics of the Office Romance: Is it a Do or a Don’t?

We spend 40-plus hours of week at work so it comes as no surprise that the office is the number one destination spot for singles looking to make a love connection. But most people are ambivalent about mixing business with pleasure and if the relationship sours, one or both of you could be in jeopardy of losing a good job. What’s a lovelorn [... read more]

Equal work, unequal pay: What to do if you’re the victim of gender discrimination

Equal work, unequal pay: What to do if you’re the victim of gender discrimination

Women have tougher battles when navigating the tricky waters of office politics but what happens when the politicking involves salary and promotion inequities with male workers? Allison Schieffelin was a convertible-bond sales representative at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter and Company. After more than a decade of employment, she shocked everyone [... read more]

10 reasons why America should celebrate this July 4

10 reasons why America should celebrate this July 4

There are many things that are wrong in the workplace— backstabbing employees, gender bias, young bosses and bad bosses— but let’s take a moment to celebrate some of the good things in the America, in spite of the backstabbers. This past Thursday marked the 45th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of [... read more]