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Whenever I hear someone talking about office politics,
it’s usually accompanied with an eye roll or a growl. The
office-politics game is frustrating for those who just want to go
to work and do the best job they can. Power struggles and conflicts
of interest only bring productivity down.
You can list all the things your employees shouldn’t
do—like gossip about each other, choose ...
When we interact with our boss, it has to be formal and
appropriate. However, there are times when we lose our patience and
end up doing something terrible. It might be because of workload or
simply a bad mood. Your behavior with your boss says a lot about
your attitude toward work. Though it is absolutely okay if you want
to make your point, you need to keep in mind that it should be
carried out ...
In the next 10 years, social media as we know it will go the way
of the 8-track tape, disposable camera, and fax machine. And I
can’t say that I’m sad. It’s not that I
don’t enjoy interacting with online friends—or that
businesses haven’t made a valiant effort to listen to their
customers online. But here’s the thing: Every morning, my
eyes pop open with t...
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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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It is important to think about your career progress on a
regular basis. Now is a great time to ask yourself some
questions about your career. Think about the progress you are
making and what you want in the future. Even if you are not
working at the moment you still own your career. It belongs
to you, not your employer. Here are 10 questions to ask
yourself in ...
Shaping Your Career
You need to have great career skills to climb the corporate
ladder successfully. Career skills are also crucial if you want to
switch jobs within your field. Your skills play a vital role in
differentiating you from many others who probably have the same
educational qualifications as you. Marketing and negotiation skills
and public speaking and leadership skills are some of the...
The statistics spouting the importance of networking are
sprinkled in every career article from the small college newsletter
to major international publications. We all feel the pressure to
expand our network, meet new people, make a stellar first
impression etc. As a career coach working with MBA students who are
looking to get connected in the business world, the most common
question I encounter...