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Common Guest Quirks and How to Squash Them

Are you anticipating another disagreeable interaction among your guests? Is there one guest who always seems to stir things up? It's incredible how one person can ruin a gathering. Sometimes it's the combination of guests can make for a volatile situation. Regardless, as a host, your goal is to provide a welcoming atmosphere for all. And,...
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WORKPLACE CIVILITY: 7 Things to Consider Before Discussing Politics in the Workplace

Discussing politics in the workplace can be risky, but it happens, especially around every election season. Politics can divide and create an explosive atmosphere, which is why I strongly suggest avoiding the topic altogether. However, for those who feel the need to bring politics into the workplace, here are some things to consider before doing so. more

5 Times An Apology Can Be A Good Career Move

We all mess up at work; it's how you handle things afterwards that reveals your character and professionalism (or lack of it).

In the workplace, there are situations where an apology can be a good career move. For example: 1. Clients. First of all, “the customer is always right” is not always true. However,...
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5 Ways The Apology Has Lost Its Value

When an apology loses its value, what's left? Grudges, hostility, revenge, retaliation, hurt feelings...in the workplace this is detrimental. 

All too often, the apology gets tossed around like a get-out-of-jail card. Add a few tears and some carefully selected words, voilà, all is forgiven and forgotten. Or does it depend on who the offender...
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9 Ways That Will Keep A Workplace Romance Agreeable

Can a workplace romance remain agreeable? How do you move on when they end it? How do you keep it together when they date someone new?

Studies show that dating a coworker is quite common. Sometimes the timing is right and boom, love and marriage. While other relationships start out hot and end up...
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6 Things That Make You Professional

What does being professional look like? 

Dressing the part can make you look professional. Having a particular title can make you look professional. Driving an expensive car make you look professional. Having a private office can make you look professional.  But these are all things that can easily be taken away. You can be professional...
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How the Golden Globes Taught Us How to Make Men Feel Uncomfortable

The Golden Globes taught us how to make men feel uncomfortable.

These Hollywood awards events are not unlike a work-related company event where a professional demeanor is still required. Including refraining from insulting, bullying. intentionally embarrassing someone or launching a takeover. Ah, the glittery Golden Globes Awards, where people across the country traditionally tune in to see...
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How Your Work Computer’s ‘History’ Can Get You Fired?

Don't get fired or experience an embarrassing moment because of what's found on your work computer's 'history.'

The recent sex-scandal implicating tech-sector employees reported by Newsweek, revealed that men working for well-known tech companies ordered "sex" using their work computer. Really? Don't these guys have a personal cell phone they could have used? A summary of...
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