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'I've Lost My Confidence'

Brandon Smith - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 7:17am

Theresa was a workplace rock star. For over a decade, it seemed like everything Theresa touched turned to gold. Her golden touch became legendary within her organization. Her company would routinely parachute her into a...

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WORKING: No Bosses!

Joshua Stewart - Monday, July 29, 2013 - 4:05am

There are companies out there that have no bosses. No middle-managers pushing the work through every day. Just people getting stuff done. “The idea behind it is this: if you’ve got committed, motivated people that take...

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WORKING: Fixing Your Screw-Ups

Joshua Stewart - Monday, July 22, 2013 - 4:14am

Saying “I’m sorry” is hard, no matter the setting. At work, it can be even more challenging. And the thing is, we all make mistakes at our jobs and have to fess up. It turns out, though, apologizing to your boss when...

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WORKING: Managing Your Peers

Joshua Stewart - Monday, July 15, 2013 - 3:34am

Promotions are great: you get a better title, more seniority, maybe even a raise. But now you also have to supervise your former colleagues and maybe even people who have been your work friends. “The probability that...

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The Past Is Not Fair

Brandon Smith - Friday, July 12, 2013 - 8:16am

One of the most debilitating anchors for us in life can be the past. The heavy bags of our personal history can weigh us down if we let them, particularly if we choose to ruminate, sit and wallow in life’s inequities....

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WORKING: A Good Meeting

Joshua Stewart - Monday, July 8, 2013 - 3:47am

Meetings at work can be just dreadful – long, pointless and meandering. And when you’re in them, you’re not actually DOING anything. “A meeting’s job is to make decisions or to kind of wrestle with problems and kind of...

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WORKING: Reveal Your Potential

Joshua Stewart - Monday, July 1, 2013 - 4:36am

It’d be nice if your boss recognized your potential and helped you realize it. But that’s probably not going to happen. “When [potential] does get realized, it’s almost always because of the actions that individual took...

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Life Is Not Fair! QUIZ

Brandon Smith - Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 7:47am

In the prior post, we chatted about the unpleasantness of viewing work as not fair. From blaming one’s boss to resenting how one’s career has turned out, complaining that work isn’t fair isn’t fun for the complainer nor...

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WORKING: Women In Power

Joshua Stewart - Monday, June 24, 2013 - 4:51am

Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer has taken some shots from analysts and the media in her first year on the job. Many have criticized her decision to end the company’s long-standing telecommuting policy. They’ve...

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WORKING: Defusing Conflict Fast

Joshua Stewart - Monday, June 17, 2013 - 4:37am

Ever get into an argument at work? What about an all-out screaming match? You can’t leave your emotions at the door when you come to work everyday, so these conflicts are going to happen. And, in truth, conflict can be...

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