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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]

Five Tips for Respectful Interaction in the Workplace

Five Tips for Respectful Interaction in the Workplace

There are tons of rules in society, some written and some implicit— a red light means stop and most people obey. In the workplace there are established rules of respect as well.  For example, if you physically assault someone, steal, or don’t show up for work, it’s likely you will be fired. For the most [... 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]

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]

The politics of being young on the job: Managing the kid boss

The politics of being young on the job: Managing the kid boss

It’s been said that with age comes responsibility so it comes as a surprise to some workers that many companies are hiring younger boss, Family and Work Institute, CareerBuilder.com, Gen X, Gen Y, Baby Boomers young workers to manage the older and more experienced ones. But in an economic downturn it makes sense that older workers get shed from [... read more]

Ten signs you might be a difficult employee

Ten signs you might be a difficult employee

If you despise the company you work for, believe that your salary is a fraction of what you’re worth, or that you know better than your coworkers, boss and even the CEO, you might be considered a difficult employee. While these traits describe many workers today, a little confidence and a bit of self-esteem when [... read more]

Tips for Managing the Millennial Generation

Tips for Managing the Millennial Generation

www.freefoto.com A hiring manager tells the story of a college graduate who interviewed for an entry-level position at her small b-to-b publication. During the interview the candidate asked for a starting salary of $85,000— that is $50,000 above what the company had budgeted for the position. More and more, HR professionals are coming face to [... read more]

When you’re smarter than the boss

When you’re smarter than the boss

We’ve all been through it. You’re at a job reporting to a supervisor who knows less about the business than you do. In meetings, he mentions things unrelated to the discussion and makes suggestions that cause others to groan and roll their eyes.  If you believe that your boss is an incompetent drone in a [... read more]

Five Ways to Battle the Office Backstabber

Five Ways to Battle the Office Backstabber

Admit it. You’ve got one in your office. Perhaps you’ve been accused of being one. The back stabber is someone no one wants to know and unless you’re educated in the ways of tackling one of these energy-suckers, you’re in for a long and painful battle in the tough world of office politics. According to [... read more]

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