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Whether you’re a student seeking employment after college
or an employee working for a corporation, meeting your deadlines
and showing up on-time for meetings will affect your reputation and
your ability to earn respect in the workplace. Punctuality
and meeting deadlines is critical if you want to be perceived as a
reliable team member. Procrastination and perpetually arriving late
Have you heard the saying that goes something like this: "if you
don’t know who the office jerk is, it’s probably
You might be a well-intentioned manager that feels like a team
player, but there might be something about your approach that
prohibits your employees and colleagues from agreeing.
Columbia Business School suggests those who are rough around the
edges at work don’...
Despite what some people may think, being a manager is no walk
in the park. In fact, the combination of mental work, social
interaction, project juggling, time management challenges, high
pressure, responsibility and variability makes it among the more
demanding types of work any person can take on. The hours are
terrible and the stress is inevitable.
But if organizations expect to accomplish anyt...
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My performance review is coming up in a few weeks and I would
like to ask you a question about something that has me ill at ease.
Last week my boss asked me if I would fill out a ‘self
assessment," which is basically filling out my own performance
review. I have never done this before and I'm not sure what I
What is the purpose? Isn't my supervisor supposed to be doing ...
Have you ever been asked to describe your ideal work
environment? What do they want to hear? What if I describe
something that they cannot provide? Isn't this a no-win
As I have indicated in prior "gut wrenchers" articles, when in
doubt, tell the truth. What a concept! Actually, that is what you
should do. The reason so many people find questions like these so
difficult is because they d...
Negotiation is a give-and-take process until an eventual
agreement is reached between two or more parties. To understand the
art of negotiation, a jobseeker must understand that it is a give
process as much as it is a receiving process. Look at the
proposition from the side of your employer. When faced with such a
proposition, your superior will ask himself the reasons you're
deserving of more and...
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Lindsey Powell didn't have access to the Internet on her desktop
computer at her last job, and it was probably just
as well, she said.
"If I had it, I might (have been) checking my personal email and
Facebook and MySpace all the time," said Ms. Powell, 24, who worked
for a year and a half as a counselor with Youth Villages, a social
services agency in Chattanooga.
Ms. Powell has had a cell phone s...
Most people look for approval from the outside. They want to
feel good about their choices and career path. They want validation
that they are doing the right things at the right time and are
being understood and respected for their decisions. After all, who
doesn't want to hear the sound of applause or cheers due to their
efforts? The truth is approval makes us feel better about
The holidays are over; it’s a new month, a new
year.January provides us with a clean slate, a fresh start,
there’s a newness of where we are heading or what we could be
about, what we could accomplish in 2008.
The month of January takes its name from
Janus, the Roman god of gates and
doorways.He is depicted with two faces looking in opposite
directions.He looks ...