Category Archives for Career Advice

Time Off During the Holidays

Holiday time is a time for joy, cheer, and perhaps you may feel some adult version of “separation anxiety” — fear that not everything at work is going to be done before the holidays. As a manager, have a plan ready and decide what can wait until after the holidays. Too much pre-holiday workload may […]

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Is It Better to Be Liked or Feared?

If you’ve recently been promoted to a management position or just wavered at times in your career—you may be asking yourself, as a good manager and coach, should I be liked or feared to be effective? In my latest BloombergBusinessWeek article I posted the fact that instead of vacillating between being a feared power player […]

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TOT-taming for Beleaguered Office Workers

If you’re a senior manager or in Human Resources, you know that Terrible Office Tyrants (TOTs) wreak havoc in your business. You want to mitigate the behavior as much as possible. You also want to ensure that your staff is TOT-free. TOT-taming is reaching out to more beleaguered office workers this month with articles appearing […]

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How Many Thank-You E-mails Land the Job?

After a job interview, you need to follow up to stay visible—without becoming a pest. I discuss this issue in my new Business Week article and offer my perspective on how to find a perfect balance based on a number of factors. I start with an example from my personal experience – of two excellent […]

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Job Interview: A Card Game?

Often a job interview is like playing poker. Both sides are like careful players, deciding how much to reveal, how much to conceal, or when to call for all cards on the table. If the job seeker doesn’t play his hand right he may loose the opportunity, no matter how well he’s qualified. If the […]

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Landing a Survival Job

Today many people are forced to look for jobs below their qualifications. In the current tough economic climate even “settling for less” often presents a challenge and needs to be done right. What advice would you give to candidates seeking “survival jobs” – or use yourself in a tough situation? Megan Malugani, a contributing writer […]

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Survey: Boss Behavior Causes Rampant Worrying

We just released this study, which shows the incredible power and bottom line results of a humanized workplace. Please read on:

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Is Your Management Career Poised for 2010 Success?

In Psychology Today.com, I talk about how it’s time to shore up your career and managerial skills for 2010. I’d like to address that here, and wish you much joy in your career and life in the coming year. Many had to settle for a less-than-agreeable situation at work in 2009. But 2010 is upon […]

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Bad Boss Behavior Is Dragging Your Company Down

Many leading experts are emphasizing the importance of a psychologically healthy workplace for a company’s success. This may be more difficult to achieve now than it used to be. National surveys commissioned by my company, Lynn Taylor Consulting, and conducted by an independent global research firm show that bad and childish boss behavior rose 50% […]

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Time Management: The Time is Now

Everyone in the workplace today feels the crunch of time. You probably have more on your plate now than you can remember in a long time (a lot to stomach!) A healthy does of time management could be a timely elixir to achieve some needed work-life balance. Here are some tried-and-true time management tips: •    […]

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