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Ten Ways to Get Motivated During the Pandemic

The COVID pandemic is a jolt to every aspect of our existence — and that can seem numbing at times. But now is a good time to take proactive steps that will help you regain motivation in your personal and professional life. It’s been several weeks now, but this is not the new normal yet. […]

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Change Your Perspective to Create More Happiness

With the arrival of a new decade, many people are thinking about making changes toward creating greater happiness in their lives. But how many people truly make sweeping transformations in a year? One way to overcome this trap, especially for overachievers, is to set smaller, more attainable goals. Change of any kind is a challenge, […]

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Your Inner Circle: Advocates or Subtle Adversaries?

Life changes are a critical time for supportive relationships. Maybe you’re engaged in a new job search, pending promotion, or raise. Perhaps you’re taking a leap of faith into entrepreneurship, a new career, or even a new relationship. Regardless of the shift, surrounding yourself with those who truly want to tip the scales in your favor is critical. Conversely, […]

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Things you should never say to a pregnant coworker

Pregnancy can be a stressful time for expectant mothers — and sometimes nosy coworkers (and bosses) can add to the misery. Aside from the physical changes, mothers-in-waiting have a host of hurdles to overcome at work, like figuring out a plan for maternity leave and keeping the news under wraps. The US outlaws pregnancy discrimination at work outright, […]

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Make Your Words Count

Language is a living thing. New words are coined to reflect new realities, approaches and attitudes. People are fast to embrace new snappy verbiage—not only to express themselves better —but also because it seems to promise instant “coolness.” Unfortunately, overuse can turn many “right-on-the-money” phrases into annoying conversation litter—as you can see in this article […]

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T

A must in a humanized workplace I see respect in the workplace as a great “humanizer” that fosters productivity.. Feeling respected puts you at ease with your environment and makes everybody more willing to work as a team. Lack or respect, on the other hand, can make even routine collaboration a heavy chore. For a manager, […]

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Make Your Career New Year’s Resolutions Work

Set Yourself Up for Success While most people make some strides towards their New Year’s Resolutions, most are not 100 percent successful at achieving all of them. It’s human nature to be more positive at the start of something new – especially a new calendar year. But if you can stay vigilant year-round and keep your goals at […]

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Boss Attention Deficit Disorder

Doctors Can’t Treat It But You Can He looks like an adult, but if you make a blunder just before lunchtime, watch out! Some bosses can easily revert to fussy, unrestrained babies in corporate suits. While out-of-line behavior portrayed in the “Horrible Bosses” movie is thankfully more fiction than the norm, you may be facing […]

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Is Election Talk A Minefield For You At Work?

The Political Divide Can Aggravate Office Politics This issue keeps raising its head every time an election comes around – political polarization seeping into everyday workplace affairs. I tackled it recently in my Psychology Today column. Until the country makes the decision in November, politics will continue to dominate our collective consciousness, and we’ll keep […]

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“Tomorrow Is Another Day”, Sure, But …

It’s Up To You To Make It A Good One A few days ago I spoke about the importance of starting your work day properly. A good start, though, is only half of the puzzle of being productive. How you end your day is equally critical. Both pieces are like bookends that carry extra weight […]

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