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As 2018 begins, it’s a good idea to look at how you want to set up the year, including breaking some old and bad habits that may have somehow crept their way into your management style. To act as the most effective manager, you want to avoid some of these common pitfalls.   Micromanaging Have… Read more »

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Looking for work between now and the end of the year may seem daunting, especially when you have to contend with the business of the holiday season (relatives, travel, gifts, food, more food…). So how do you both fend off questions from well-meaning but stressful inquiries, and how do you manage to find a quiet… Read more »

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Too many of us dread performance reviews – both giving and receiving. But, if done right, they’ll do so much more than simply take up time asking questions and giving answers that simply check off a box and truly help make each employee better.   Prepare. Before jumping in, think about what you want to… Read more »

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One of the most requested qualities in a candidate to the point that it sounds cliché is “team player”. Yet unless your company entails all employees working silently and independently, you truly do need to find those who work well with others, who understand the importance of give-and-take. So how do you find them in… Read more »

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If you want to do well on your next interview, go with the tried-and-true motto, “Be prepared.” And what better way to prepare than by doing a mock interview beforehand? The more you can make it like the real thing, the better you’ll do when the time comes. In order to best prepare, take these… Read more »

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We’ve all dealt with difficult co-workers before, but how do you handle it when someone frequently patronizes you, talking down to you instead of treating you as a colleague? The problem often arises that the person comes off as friendly or “helpful” on the surface but in reality, acts passive-aggressively. So how do you deal… Read more »

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We all hear the talk about time management, how if we could figure it out, we’d have (obviously) more time, less stress, get more done … But we don’t talk about managing our energy, which allows us to manage all of that time and use it to its best capacity. Sometimes working more hours just… Read more »

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It happens all the time – you see a job you’d love, but then you check the requirements … and you don’t meet all of them. Should you even bother applying? You can … as long as you make some changes to your resume first to address the gaps.   Start looking at transferable skills…. Read more »

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At a time when the younger generation of workers grew up used to praise for their efforts, it sometimes comes about that today’s employees have trouble with constructive criticism, seeing as a personal attack. However, one doesn’t always mean the other. Sometimes receiving that negative feedback just takes some practice.   Remember that we all… Read more »

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Wouldn’t it be great if you could wave a magic wand and have your boss not only listen to your ideas, but also agree with them? Magic may not work, but science can actually help this happen. It’s all about the scientific art of persuasion…   Get out your pen. Want to make something convincing?… Read more »