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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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The Old (But So Important) Adage

Well Begun Is Half Done In her insightful new article Forbes.com contributor Jacquelyn Smith lists a number of things experts insist are essential for making your day at work most productive. Whether you are a manager or an employee, having a good start to the day where you have greater control is critical in achieving […]

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A Stress-Free Vacation: The Stuff Of Dreams?

In our minds, a future vacation is often like a quiet oasis at the end of the rough desert of a busy year, beckoning from afar with visions of worry-free … (insert some activity here – beach-lounging, mountain-climbing, etc.) – till it’s actually vacation time. Then the oasis often turns to be not so quiet. […]

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The Great Morale Dampener

All work, no recognition makes Jack a dull boy This variation on the old proverb should be made a workplace motto. My recent Psychology Today article deals with a bad boss trait that at first glance seems relatively innocuous, more a nuisance that a threat – bragging. Well, if your boss just self-promotes by exaggerating […]

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Is Your Bad Boss Trainable?

You can thrive by managing up When under stress or frustrated, most bosses aren’t on their best behavior. Nor are most mortal beings. Your boss may morph from a virtual charmer in the morning to a raging bull in the afternoon. They can lose sight of their goals in the midst of emotional turmoil – […]

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