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WORKING: Abusive Bosses

Joshua Stewart - Monday, November 19, 2012 - 10:58am

Instinctively, we all understand that a boss who is abusive – who engages in personal attacks or drives you to constantly produce more, more, more – affects our entire workplace. Now we have research to prove it. A...

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Has Your Negativity Gone Too Far?

Brandon Smith - Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 9:40am

What are the signs your negativity has tipped too far? There are several warning signs that I plan on sharing, but before I do, I had a negativity moment over the weekend that has stuck with me. On Saturday morning, I...

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WORKING: Growing Benefits

Joshua Stewart - Friday, November 9, 2012 - 6:12am

If you’re like most of us, you haven’t seen your pay increase very much since the economic downturn began in 2007. You might actually be getting paid more, however. A USA Today analysis found our benefits have grown...

'I'm Negative'

Brandon Smith - Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 9:19am

Are you suffering from a severe case of negativity? Are you a “glass half empty” kinda person? Do people generally tell you that you are a total “buzz-kill” to be around? If the answer to those questions is “yes,” then...

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WORKING: Scary Co-workers

Joshua Stewart - Friday, November 2, 2012 - 1:00am

If you’ve been reading the blog this month, you know Brandon has been writing all about the different kinds of scary co-workers we encounter at our jobs. I won’t belabor the point; you can read about them here, here and...

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My Office Feels Like A Haunted House

Brandon Smith - Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 6:53am

Admittedly, I’ve always loved Halloween. As a kid, I didn’t just “kinda like” Halloween, I LOVED Halloween (it probably bordered on unhealthy). I had countless costumes, masks, decorations and books on how to scare...

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My Co-workers Are Zombies

Brandon Smith - Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 9:39am

What’s more popular right now than zombies? Zombie T.V. shows, zombie books, just about anything zombie is trendy. In fact, just yesterday I saw a road race in which zombies would chase participants as they attempted to...

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WORKING: Picking Sides

Joshua Stewart - Friday, October 19, 2012 - 6:11am

We take time on occasion to answer listener/blog reader letters on our regular Working segment with Brandon Smith. (We have a bit of a backlog on this, too – my apologies.) This week, an interesting (and nightmarish)...

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My Co-Worker Is An Emotional Vampire

Brandon Smith - Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 8:43am

Larry was a mysterious colleague. “Charming and captivating” were words his coworkers used to describe first meeting Larry. Larry just seemed to emit a certain attractive quality. It would reel you in like a moth to a...

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WORKING: The Future Workforce

Joshua Stewart - Friday, October 12, 2012 - 6:15am

Staffing company Randstad released an interesting new look at the changing workforce last month. A few highlights: 67 percent of companies currently use contingent (temporary, contract, part-time) workers in some way...


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