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Be a Better Communicator

In today’s work environment, everyone must be a good communicator. Being an effective communicator is crucial to relationship building, performance and efficiency. Unfortunately, bad communication is a major problem at many companies. A recent University of Phoenix survey showed just 27 percent of workers believed their internal communication was “very effective.” Respondents also said bad… Read more »

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How to Rid Your Team of Negativity

Looking to manage pessimism on your team can seem like a losing battle. Negativity, left alone, will ultimately throttle productivity and increase turnover. However, as a manager, you do have significant control over the situation, and the best way to confront negativity is to focus on the impacts it has on everybody. Essentially you are… Read more »

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Confidently Reenter the Workforce

Getting back into the workforce can be a struggle no matter what your reason is for stepping away from it. Taking a break from work to go back to school, study abroad, start a family, look after a sick relative or deal with your own illness are all noble reasons for not working. However, simply… Read more »

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Are You Being Overworked?

As a manager, you are going to get more than your fair share of responsibilities and the stress that comes with them. However, if you’re feeling constantly overworked and stressed out, you shouldn’t be expected just live it with as a condition of your position. Stress is a normal response that helps us deal with… Read more »

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Workplace bullying occurs in both subtle and not-so-subtle ways, and this duplicitous nature makes it a difficult thing to stamp out. While bullying can include verbal abuse, property damage and public embarrassment, it can also take the form of unrealistic expectations, lies and deceit. If you are being bullied, you may be worried that calling… Read more »

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Ending your job search, accepting a job offer and walking into a new workplace is a bit like jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire. Not only do you have to start delivering the goods, you also have to learn different personalities, workflow routines and the company culture. While you could just… Read more »

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If you’re looking for a new job, you’re probably stressed out, and that’s ok. What’s not ok is giving into that stress, which can affect your ability to land a job and ruin your quality of life. The stress of a job hunt is often caused by the unknowns, like not knowing how to explain… Read more »

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  In a perfect world, a hiring manager would judge job applicants based on their backgrounds and how they performed in an interview. Appearances wouldn’t matter one bit. Unfortunately, this isn’t a perfect world, and an interviewer is going to judge you based on what you wear to the interview. Therefore, you need to put… Read more »

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  Accountable for both how they spend their own time and the time of those they supervise, managers often face a heavy work load. Having the time to get everything done often seems impossible. However, a few simple habits or ways of thinking can help you optimize your time. Have Daily To-Do Lists Always have… Read more »

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  Read any article on applying for jobs and you’ll probably come across one key suggestion: Be yourself. So if you are supposed to be yourself, is it okay to go into details about your personal life? Isn’t that what you would do in the course of a normal interaction with someone? While you do… Read more »