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My Co-worker Is A Werewolf

Is your co-worker a workplace werewolf? One minute he or she is a pleasant and friendly colleague and the next they are foaming at the mouth, lunging at you with vicious verbal attacks. As a participant in one of my...

October 9, 2012
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WORKING: The Public Screwup

The Monday Night Football game Sept. 24 resulted in a controversial win for the Seattle Seahawks. It also played a part in the NFL’s replacement officials losing their jobs. The public outcry helped spur a new labor...

October 5, 2012
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'My Co-worker Is Scary'

“My co-worker is scary.” I must confess, I’ve been planning this dysfunction for quite some time, and since this is October, the month of creepy ghouls and ghastly ghosts, I thought, “how appropriate.” But these aren’t...

October 3, 2012
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How To Get A New Boss To Listen To You

In addition to death and taxes, what is certain is that at some point in our careers, we will be handed a “new” boss. Getting him or her to hear us is not always easy. The Myth There’s a myth out there that we need to...

October 2, 2012
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WORKING: The Most-Important Hour

I don’t waste any time when I first get to work in the morning. I log into my computer and start preparing for my mornings newscasts and Morning Edition cut-ins. Maybe you start your day with a cup of coffee, catching...

September 28, 2012
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How To Get A Busy Boss To Listen To You

Busy bosses are all too common these days. I consistently hear managers of all shapes and sizes, good and bad, tell me that with the immense amounts of work on their plate, they simply don’t have time to meet with their...

September 26, 2012

Signs Your Boss Isn't Listening

Is your boss listening? Do you feel heard? Before we start down the path of how to get heard, we need to assess the situation. How bad is it and is it the boss that’s the problem or is it you? Consider the following...

September 24, 2012
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WORKING: Happy Workplaces

Iceland is apparently one of the happiest countries in the world, and that doesn’t stop when all those contented folks go to work in the morning. That prompted Inc. Magazine contributor Geoffrey James to think about...

September 21, 2012
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WORKING: Know Thyself

I read this fascinating blog post the other day on the Harvard Business Review site. The takeaway is that we don’t know ourselves nearly as well as the people around us do. They can actually predict our behavior more...

September 14, 2012
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WORKING: Digital Connections

More and more people work from home or have an office that’s in a different city than most of their colleagues. Technology has made it possible for plenty of jobs to be done almost anywhere. That same technology also...

September 7, 2012