Handling Conflicts at Work

August 31 , 2015

Conflict is a natural aspect of human interaction. Sooner or later, we all bump heads with someone in the workplace. Since productivity and employee morale are on the line when conflict becomes an issue in the workplace, it is imperative that leaders and managers quickly resolve the issue. This is...

Filed Under: Attitude, Behavior in the Workplace, behavior in the workplace, Communication, communication, conflict resolution, Good Habits, good habits, Relationships, relationships

10 Women In Leadership Share Their Secrets to Success

August 26 , 2015

If we want innovative results, we need leaders who aren’t afraid to think differently. And who aren’t afraid to lead differently.

Filed Under: behavior in the workplace, best advice, Career Advice, Communication, communication, Confidence, Good Habits, good habits, Inspiration, Leadership, Professional Women, Success, success, Women Leaders, women's equality day

Are You Really a Good Team Player?

August 24 , 2015

“Are you a good team player?” I’m sure you’ve been asked that question in an interview before, and it’s highly likely you’ve posed it to someone else too. It has truly become one of those commonplace questions where the response “yes I am” is often delivered, as if on autopilot.

Filed Under: Attitude, Behavior in the Workplace, behavior in the workplace, Career Advice, communication, Good Habits, good habits, teams, Professional Development, professional development, Relationships, teamwork

The 5 Best Ways to Say 'No' to Your Coworkers

August 20 , 2015

You have to say ‘yes’ to a lot of things throughout your day. You answer emails and questions, get roped into mandatory meetings, and need to pick up projects at the last minute in order to meet company deadlines. In some cases, you won’t have a choice about those new tasks that get added to your...

Filed Under: Attitude, Behavior in the Workplace, behavior in the workplace, Career Advice, Communication, communication, Office Politics, professional development, Psychology, relationships

How to Be an Excellent Reference

August 17 , 2015

The next time an outstanding colleague on your team resigns or your fantastic mentor moves on to another role, think about how you can help them with testimonials. We often think about who will be our references and who can ultimately sing our praises to future employers, but we never think about...

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7 Ways You're Sabotaging Your Promotion

August 13 , 2015

Climbing the corporate ladder is a career priority for many modern professionals. Higher status within an organization means greater influence, greater responsibilities, a greater sense of impact, and of course, a higher pay grade. To the unambitious, promotions are something doled out in time,...

Filed Under: Behavior in the Workplace, Career Advice, Goals, goals, Good Habits, good habits, Professional Development, professional development, success

How to Network with Powerful and Influential People

August 10 , 2015

The single worst thing you can do when you meet a powerful and influential person for the first time is ASK for something. Yet I see people do it all the time. It absolutely drives me crazy. It's one of the reasons I wrote this article. There is a protocol that you should follow when you network...

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6 Ways to Overcome Your Inner Control Freak and Begin Delegating

August 06 , 2015

Multi-tasking is a great skill but with ever increasing competition, it is all too easy to take on too much. A study published in the Harvard Business Review, found 41 percent of workers spent time on discretionary activities that offer little personal satisfaction and could be handled competently...

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How To Manage A Disgruntled Team Member

August 03 , 2015

Nobody likes being the bad guy—or gal. The desire to be liked and accepted can be overwhelming for some people, oftentimes clouding one’s judgment about the best course of action to take when uncertainty presents itself.

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