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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Overcoming Fear and Uncertainty During the COVID Pandemic

Fear is a common emotion being experienced today, as many worry about the recent spike in COVID pandemic cases; a second wave; and all the ramifications. Not being armed with adequate facts is a common denominator of fear. And that is certainly the case today as even the experts wonder about the future trajectory of […]

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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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Has Casual Dress in the Office Changed?

Ask an employee what casual dress means today and you’ll likely get a long pause, or at least as many responses as you do people. It’s no wonder, because it’s tough for a company to drill down to specifics when the environment is changing; and there are so many grey areas of clothing attire. When […]

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16 Signs You Should Quit Your Job

Companies are scrambling to fill vacancies, and this could be the time to consider greener pastures if you’re unhappy in your current job. Unemployment ended 2018 at a very low rate of 3.9 percent. With more options in the job market, the percentage of workers who chose to quit their jobs last year hit a […]

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Long Weekend Ahead? Make the Most of It

Maybe you plan to enjoy one of the upcoming three-day holiday weekends or have scheduled your own time off soon. What you do with those valuable long weekends matters.

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7 Tips for Overcoming Salary Negotiation Fear

It doesn’t matter if you’re an intern, Nobel Prize winner or a paid actor who knows how to pour on the charisma. Negotiating salary can be daunting to the most courageous of souls, due to the many pitfalls. But it doesn’t have to be. Here is a defining moment from an early Albert Brooks movie.

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