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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 Reasons that Romancing the Coworker is a Don’t

Five Reasons that Romancing the Coworker is a Don’t

You’ve read all the reasons to pursue love on the job but now it’s time to seriously think about the repercussions that this can have on your future with the company. While there’s no denying the joy of being in a romantic relationship with a colleague, there are some very obvious perils of mixing business [... 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]

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]