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Our Masked Society During COVID-19 Could Mean Greater Emotional Intelligence

One of the outcomes of our masked society during COVID-19 has been a forced, nuanced way of communicating. And that has resulted in a daily abundance of misinterpretation, if not frustration. But as John Adams once said, “Every problem is an opportunity in disguise.” In that same vein, the masked communication barriers we face on […]

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How to Manage Difficult Bosses While Working Remotely

If your boss is difficult in the brick-and-mortar world, it’s a challenge. When your boss is a tyrant in the new “digital normal” triggered by COVID-19, issues can magnify — unless you take proactive steps to make your work life more manageable. Recently, I wrote on this subject for PsychologyToday.com. There are clearly many advantages […]

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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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