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Managing Mood Swings

Employees take their “attitudinal” cues from their bosses. If the boss is upbeat, then the employee acts in kind. If the boss is all over the map, your workplace may be morphing into a sugared up schoolyard, complete with sugar crashes in the afternoon. If your employees are wearing more “Goth” attire lately, you might […]

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Five Things Not to Do in a Job Interview

In my latest article for Psychology Today I talk about winning in that high-stake game – the job interview. Seemingly insignificant mistakes can lead to a job opportunity slamming shut in your face. But putting attention on a few key things and keeping a positive attitude will help you to get through. Here is a […]

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Turn a Distant Boss Into an Interested One

While dealing with the pressures of day-to-day management, keep in mind that as you immerse yourself in work, your stuff may be reaching out to you – for a huge variety of reasons. Your delay in responding may be justified but, like with anything else, people tend to assume the worst, and misunderstanding can lead […]

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Can You Innovate AND Manage Like Steve?

Recent departure of Steve Jobs as CEO of Apple sent some major ripples throughout the business community. There is a universal feeling, though (reflected in the way its shares’ prices behaved after the news), that it’s not going to weaken Apple in any way. Being a truly great leader, Jobs has made Apple the best […]

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Tame Your “Horrible Boss”

If you’ve seen the new movie “Horrible Bosses”, there’s a good chance it made you think of someone you have to deal with on a daily basis. The movie’s exaggerated villains reminded me of childish behavior I have so often observed in real life. In my recent article for Psychology Today I reviewed some of […]

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College Grads, Take Heart: A New Press-Release

It’s that time of the year again, when colleges let an infusion of fresh young blood into the nation’s workforce – an estimated 1.5 million graduates this year. College is hard – only about half the people who go to college actually graduate. Those who saw it through and just received their diplomas certainly have […]

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The Art Of Quitting (Or Staying)

Jenna Goudreau, who runs a diverse and informative women-oriented column on Forbes.com touches upon a very important subject in her recent article, The Dos And Don’ts Before Leaving Your Job. A study by insurance provider MetLife shows that 36% of workers are planning a fresh start in 2011. If you are one of them, there […]

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How to Tame Difficult, Childish Coworkers

In my recent article for Psychology Today I address the issue of difficult co-workers. Climbing the corporate ladder can be a challenge when one or more of your office folk act as if your success will thwart their own advancement. Some believe that knocking you out of the way or climbing over you is the […]

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How to avoid the pitfalls of the “Blame Game”

An excellent article in The New York Times addresses the perils of the Blame Game in the workplace. Mistakes and failures happen in any working environment, and finger-pointing or scapegoating is a pretty common occurrence. People tend to copy blaming as a behavior and it can snowball into a culture of blame, creating a very […]

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How to Master “Matrix Boss Madness”

Matrix management – where supervisors with related skills are pooled for a more productive project outcome – can actually create a lot of chaos for you if not orchestrated well. As we emerge from fuzzy job descriptions where responsibilities haphazardly crossed over each other during the recession – to a gradual recovery – some supervisors […]

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