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Funny Business: How Workplace Humor Can Contribute to Success

February 10, 2017

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Do you enjoy a good joke during the work day? The problem is that sticky issue of what makes a joke “good” and work-appropriate. Some people love stand-up comedy-type routines – tough to pull off in a work setting (and often cringe-inducing). Others are more into practical jokes and April Fool’s stunts. Again, not funny […]

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5 Must-Know Email Etiquette Tips

January 31, 2017

ICYMI, we are still in ️ with email in the workplace. In fact, a survey by Adobe found that despite all the chat apps and project management options now available, email volume actually increased in 2016: White collar workers spent 17% more time checking email than the year before. And even though many aspects of […]

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5 Creative Ways to Reach Your Professional Development Goals

January 27, 2017

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In a recent blog post, I discussed a common trait I find among most successful professionals: They are committed to continuous learning and development. As you contemplate your goals for 2017, I urge you to put professional development on your own to-do list as an “essential.” And if you’re a manager, remember that training and […]

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The Importance of Saying ‘No’ at Work

January 13, 2017

Nope, this post isn’t about my “word of the year.” (If you haven’t read about the word I chose for 2017, get the scoop here!) Instead, it’s about another word I believe everyone should employ to be more productive – and quite likely more sane. That’s the word “no.” You could barely turn on the […]

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5 Career Tips to Make This Your Best Year Ever

January 6, 2017

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Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to advance your career? Whether you’re aiming for a promotion or a new position altogether, you can cultivate habits to help you stand out as you push your career to the next level – or just shine as a star performer right where you are. Try these simple […]

The Holiday Lull: How to Be Productive When Pretty Much No One Else Is

December 16, 2016

What do you think about the time period between Dec. 26 and Jan. 2? If “vacation,” “food coma” or “spending my holiday gift cards” come to mind, you’re in good company. A 2015 survey from Robert Half found that more than a quarter of U.S. workers intended to take that week as vacation, and of […]

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#Goal: To-Do List Zero

December 9, 2016

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Some productivity zealots are obsessed with “inbox zero,” but you might also be looking to conquer “to-do list zero.” Whether you’re a to-do list app aficionado, a “write it down so you can cross it off” type, you’ve jumped down the “bullet journal” rabbit hole, or you’re super Type-A like me and buy graph paper […]

It’s Holiday Party Time! How to Find the Perfect Mix of Work and Play at the Company Celebration

December 2, 2016

‘Tis the season for holiday gatherings, including the company holiday party. It’s likely your employer will have some sort of celebration: More than 90 percent of businesses held one in 2015, up from 75 percent in 2014, according to executive search firm Battalia Winston. Many organizations today are more likely to have frequent social events […]

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