WORKPLACE CULTURE

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Why Staying Close to Your Competitors is Essential

In today's competitive business arena, there are many good reasons to stay close and often collaborate with your competitors -- as long as you find your niche and stick to it. Leaders in many industries are locked in mortal combat to gain market share and boost their company's share price.
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Have a Strategy for Dealing With Difficult Co-Workers

Anyone who works with other people has had to deal with a difficult co-worker at some point in their career. Whether it's the office brown-noser; the office gossip; the person who steals your ideas and claims them as their own; or the jealous and competitive colleague who tries to sabotage your success -- the most important thing to realize when dealing with people like this is that it's not about you.
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8 Ways to Avoid Workplace Politics and Focus on Success

Few managers and workers are immune to gossip, bad-mouthing, having their ideas stolen or being set up by others who want their job or status. But it is possible to be respectful to your colleagues by staying neutral and staying focused on your performance instead of the politics that may surround you and your team.

Seven Rules of Thumb for Leading in a Knowledge Economy

Today's smart workers get paid for thinking -- and there is no "off" switch in our brains. You'll probably never get fired from a smart company for keeping irregular hours if you consistently over-achieve on your objectives, but you might very well lose your job if you're always at work from 9 to 5 and produce very little.