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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]

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]

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]

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]