Category Archives: Communication

How to deal with workplace politics and not make enemies

Workplace politics can be as transparent as coworker cliques to sly back-stabbing bosses.

Employers cannot forbid or stop workplace politics. They can find ways to limit it and discourage it. [bctt tweet="As long as there are people involved, there will be workplace politics. The key is to quickly learn who the players are. " username="rosalindatweets"] In...
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13 Real Ways to Appreciate Your Boss and Stand out

You can learn a lot from a bad boss as you can a good one.

Whether you like your boss or not is irrelevant. You were hired to perform a task, your feelings about this person have nothing to do with accomplishing the task or not. For some, it does make for a good...
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17 Most Annoying Habits People Do In Public

Annoying habits society wants you to stop doing. 

Today is Build a Better Image day. One quick way to improve your image is to conquer an annoying habit. We're all guilty of a annoying our friends, family, and coworkers with a habit or two, which lucky for us, they overlook it. What happens when our...
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Today Is National Hug Your Boss Day

Hugging in the workplace can be awkward; hugging your boss can be bad career move.

Expressing oneself with a hug has become a common practice in the workplace among coworkers. How common is hugging your boss? Could you see your boss hugging his boss? When this topic comes up, a lot people tell me that...
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Apologizing Is So Hard To Do

An apology is worthless if insincere. 

Do you despise saying those three little words, "I am sorry"? Well, there is good news if you find apologizing hard to do!  Hire someone to do the dirty work for you! That is if you live in Japan.  For the full story: The Daily Star:...
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The Worst Mistakes You Can Make When You’re Getting Laid Off

Companies close, reorganize, relocate, or are sold; sometimes with and sometimes without warning. 

You’ve no doubt heard about Justin Beiber’s sudden decision to “close up shop” leaving many people wondering why, and without a job. In most cases, when an entity decides to close its doors, as a courtesy, there is some warning, an employee...
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6 things that will make you look bad on your first day of work

Before you stroll in with a they-gave-me-the-job-because-they-loved-me-best attitude, dig this, there is a probationary period.

Don't confuse confidence with arrogance.  Yes, you were chosen, but you can easily and quickly be replaced.  To avoid making enemies or annoying your new coworkers, being new on the job requires a bit of humility...
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Can Your Attitude Cost You A Sale?

Your response to rejection is as important as the pitch.

Pouting, becoming infuriated, blaming your competition, or telling me I must listen to your 27 minute sales pitch, will not improve your sales. In fact, it's exactly how to lose a sale. If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, or hold a sales position, you...
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11 Reasons to Stop Using Your Cell Phone In Public Places

July is Cell Phone Courtesy Month

As a society, we have determined that cell phone conversations and texting in public places is annoying, inconsiderate, and unsafe. Admittedly, we've all been guilty of annoying people with our cell phone conversations and blindly walking while texting. Because July is Cell Phone Courtesy Month, let's all make an...
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Inviting An Ex to Your Wedding

Does an "ex" belong at your wedding?  Well, it isn't just "your" wedding...and the compromising begins.

Respect, not selfishness or jealousy should guide the planning of the wedding guest list. From the audience: wedding day etiquette, ex-boyfriendQ:  My fiancé and I are having a huge argument about this...
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