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It's important to deal with them smartly — and professionally — if you want to stay afloat.
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Your parents might have taught you not to curse, but did the lesson really stick? New research seems to suggest that it hasn't: two-thirds of all millennial employees swear at work, while 58 per cent of Gen Xers and Baby Boomers are said to swear while on the clock.
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Despite the time and energy that goes into hiring, training, and managing interns, I believe in my heart of hearts that if you can take the time and patience to invest in an intern, it pays off in the long run.
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You are good in your job, maybe the best on your team. You are a natural leader, perhaps the best in your industry. You're smart, maybe the most educated of the company. But, are you the best colleague? What do your teammates say about you? Do they like you? One colleague, an uncongenial colleague can contaminate the entire team. You know "It only takes one bad apple to spoil the whole bunch". Are you, maybe, perhaps, that apple? Let's find out.
If you've been an overly nice person at work, you should understand that your self-worth can never be improved by trying so hard to please others. You have to learn how to validate and respect yourself, and stop doing so much for your co-workers. When you can focus on making yourself happy, you'll do a better job at work.
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We’ve all done it. You’re talking to a friend on FaceTime or Skype, and you shrink the window so you can scroll through your Facebook feed while you chat. They only need about 75 per cent of your atte...
The countdown to Super Bowl XLIX has begun. The Seattle Seahawks are about to defend their title against the New England Patriots. This fanatical day is all about football but also about family, friends and foods. Don't get flagged for foul play, follow these 10 party manners and get re-invited for next year's Super Bowl L.
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Yes, the contemporary workplace is evolving and no, your manager or human resources representative may not have had "that" talk about your rudeness or inappropriateness with you, but you could be embarrassing yourself, your superior and your entire organization.
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It can be challenging to find the time to suggest to an employee that they either speak up or speak less. This individual approach can lead to resentment and further encourage behaviour that lies at opposite ends of the scale. A key thing to realize is that it would be uninspiring to lead a team where everyone was the same.
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The scary fact is that any of these bad career moves can be really easy to do in a moment of thoughtlessness. And they can all damage your professional reputation in ways that put your current job at risk and make finding future employment that much harder. The good news is that they can be avoided by taking a moment to think strategically before you act.
Holiday gift-giving is the opportunity to thank those that make your work world good, throughout the entire year. But one misstep could have you circulating the office gossip pool for months to come. Don't overspend, don't underspend, and mostly importantly: read this guide before gift-giving season is upon us.
TORONTO - 'Tis the season of the office holiday party, a time when the combination of awkward mingling with co-workers plus alcohol creates a social minefield.But, experts say, one faux pas can easily...
If you log a typical eight or nine hour workday, you likely spend more time with colleagues than friends -- all the more reason to inject some kindness into these business relationships. Regardless of whether it it is your first week or fifth year, inspire kindness among your colleagues with these tips.
Every modern day professional has at least one e-story to tell. Click that 'Send' button and you could be clicking your career away. Accidental emails can cause embarrassment, compliance issues, end a career or simply make the recipient smile. Here are 12 steps to avoid "send syndrome" and that sinking stomach feeling:
Fortunately, the days of holiday office party photocopying remorse are long gone. It is also safe to assume that you will nobody on your team will be wearing a lampshade for the group photo. But, are you all free from texting, tweeting or tagging remorse, during or after the party? Here are sticky situation solutions to maneuver this year's get together.
Temperatures have plummeted. Clocks are set back. Any day now, your inbox will be inundated with an influx of holiday invitations. One invite will likely be tied to celebrating the season with your colleagues. Here are five sure-fire ways to flop at the office holiday party -- so, don't.
Do you ever feel like standing on top of your desk to belt out Aretha Franklin's anthem, R-E-S-P-E-C-T to "that guy" or "that girl"? Sadly, you are not alone. Office manners are declining while workplace woes are rising. When I conduct civility workshops, participants are always surprised to hear about the costs of the little niggles of the contemporary workplace.
Follow-up fatigue is a malady that strikes professionals in every level of business. It goes something like this: You thoroughly impressed a prospective client by acing your proposal and pitch. They said they loved it, promised to be in touch, and then ... nothing. Here are six steps to help you alleviate the agony.
Good old Alberta, the land of big trucks, big belt buckles and big deals. It's also the land of big dogs. But should they be welcome at work? Keep this in mind: you may get the short end of the stick if that doggy in the boardroom window piddles on your professionalism.
They're tucked away in corners behind clients and stacks of papers, writing down your every move or staring at the clock when you come in late. But bosses are human too, which means that every so ofte...
It's surprising, but true: People really do need reminders about how to behave appropriately when they mix business with pleasure. This is particularly the case if you're a new employee or a manager t...