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The good, the bad and the ugly of surviving on the job

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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]

Should You Police Your Employees?

Should You Police Your Employees?

Just idea of it makes workers cringe but policing employees may become a necessary measure in battling office politics. Most bosses and subordinates hate the idea of “policing” and “being policed.”   It’s a word that makes everyone stand up a little straighter because essentially police are the figures that uphold the law and brings [... read more]

Office Politics: Cold Stares vs. Hot Gossip

Office Politics: Cold Stares vs. Hot Gossip

Interpersonal tension at the office is a bummer! Conflict, the kind that simmers, boils and never seems to be resolved, inflicts tremendous direct and indirect damage to companies. Billions are spent on coaching and other types of programs. So why do these interventions all too often come up short? And the answer is… because we’re [... read more]

When Workers Engage in Job Sabotage

When Workers Engage in Job Sabotage

In an ideal world, we’d all work in a supportive environment but unfortunately, workers often engage in job-sabotage in an attempt to gain an edge. One reason this happens is because people on the job are in a stressful and competitive environment, which makes workers more aggressive.  Especially in an economy in which job loss [... 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]

The Politics of Being a Woman on the Job: Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?

The Politics of Being a Woman on the Job: Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?

It’s hard enough competing in a job market where there are more qualified candidates than there are open positions but what do you do when your biggest nemesis is another woman abusing you to get to the top? So it begs the question, why can’t we all just get along? [... read more]