Category Archives for professionalism

Check your EQ

Emotional intelligence in the workplace seems like a buzz term…but your ability to regulate your own emotions for better interpersonal relations can be the difference of having a great career versus a good one. Not having emotional intelligence is sure to slow your professional growth. The workplace is a fabric of people who can only […]

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Attractive Personality Traits to Help You Land Any Job

Are you tenacious, confident, organized and professional? Then hiring managers are likely to put you at the top of their job candidate list over someone who has technical ability but limited people skills. As I discussed with Jacquelyn Smith of BusinessInsider for her article 16 attractive personality traits that can help you land any job, […]

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How to Look for a Job While You’re Pregnant

You’re a professional woman job-hunting while pregnant. Your pregnancy may not seem like the ideal time to job search, but you can turn that thought around and make your new job perfect for you, baby and your new boss. Take the time to plan out your strategy. Carefully consider the type of schedule you want […]

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Making the Best First Impression

You only get one chance to make a first impression – is a comment I made recently in Business Insider. First impressions count with your interviewer, new boss and co-workers. How you conduct yourself in the first few minutes – or even seconds — of meeting someone can have a profound impact. And when you’re […]

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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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6 Ways That Employees Manage Up with a Bad Boss

An employee who’s managing up is a proactive problem solver using diplomacy and people skills to help you, the boss, see the big picture. Meet them halfway—the New Year is the perfect time to make sure good cheer carries over into 2016. In my recent article on PsychologyToday.com I describe 6 ways to manage up […]

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Overcoming the Biggest Workplace Challenge

Managing Up With Bad Bosses, Tough Coworker and Clients is a Win-Win Working with challenging behavior, be it bad bosses, challenging coworkers or clients, takes a lot of diplomacy; the ability to see the backstory before reacting; and setting boundaries when necessary. Managing up techniques can result in a much better work life, for everyone. […]

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How Do You Cope with Annoying Co-Workers?

There is an important corollary to the phrase “It takes all kinds to make a world”: some of those “kinds” are not always easy to be around. If the micro-world of your workplace includes someone annoying, there’s no picking and choosing; you’ve got to stick it out. (Not that we are all perfect.) But there […]

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Have You Seen The Horrible Bosses Sequel?

(I Hope It Doesn’t Remind You Of Someone You Know)   Horrible Bosses Two is in theaters, and whether you’ve seen the movie or not, whether you are a boss or an employee, it’s a good reminder to check whether those two words also sum up your current work situation. Bosses with exalted, entitled views of their authority […]

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A Case for Mondays

The weekend just flew by; the alarm clock is going off on a Monday morning. You open your eyes; you are about to start the day. Scratch that – after the weekend break Monday morning feels like the start of the week. There are a number of things to be done, from the most mundane […]

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