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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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Let Go of Fear in the New Year: Add Risk-Taking to Your 2017 Resolutions

The New Year has arrived and with it comes new hurdles, excitement and opportunities, and . . . if you let it, a time for a new, empowered you! A primary directive to feeling empowered is letting go of fear. The fear of taking risks could be the single most critical barrier between you and […]

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The Employee Vacation: Your Help Is Needed

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 one just self-promotes by exaggerating one’s […]

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Don’t Want To Be A Bad Boss?

Your employees can help When under stress or frustrated, most bosses aren’t on their best behavior – just like most mortal beings. A virtual charmer in the morning can easily morph into a raging bull in the afternoon. One can lose sight of his goals in the midst of emotional turmoil – sometimes behaving like […]

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A Graduate’s Biggest Challenge

And how you, the hiring manager, can help It’s that time of year again – a new batch of college graduates, their hopes high, spills out from the nation’s campuses. They are eager to join the workforce, but as they start interviewing for a position, many of them encounter a seemingly insurmountable obstacle – a […]

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Spotting The Best Candidate

Look for their unique selling proposition. Filling a position requires a lot of work on the hiring manager’s part – going through resumes, selecting those who appear to be a good fit, interviewing them, imagining each candidate in that job. Your choice will affect the company’s performance, so it’s a responsibility. Wouldn’t you want that […]

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Whining: Are You Sapping Your Team’s Energy?

Any manager is a human being. Duh! – I hear you say. Bear with me, for it is something that can be helpful to always keep in mind. What I mean is that no matter how talented a manager you are, your personal tendencies have a bearing on your behavior in the workplace. Some of […]

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A Self-Centered Boss: Burden To The Team?

So, you are doing great, you say. Terrific, now what about your unit, group, subdivision, department – the people who need your leadership? Take a careful look: do you pay enough attention to their needs and problems? It’s natural to be proud of one’s achievements – the results of your hard work and administrative talent. […]

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