Category Archives: Millennials In the Workplace

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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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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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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How To Handle An Awkward Situation With Your CEO

Spending time with your CEO can be eye-opening.

Any amount of time you get with your CEO, is an incredible opportunity.  It's an opportunity to get noticed through your communication and social skills. Use this time with him/her wisely. And never squander away this opportunity as a gripe session.  Here is...
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8 Ways To Maturely Handle A Workplace Friendship Break-Up

Workplace friendships can help make the workday much more pleasant.  

Becoming friends with coworkers is common and natural. Some workplace friendships even blossom into life-long romances. However, sometimes workplace friendships turn into cliques, leaving other relationships idle or undiscovered. Cliques or groups usually form naturally because it's convenient, schedules sync, you work in the...
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11 Ways To Undo Your Professional Image This Summer

Don't get caught being overexposed at work. 

It's time to shed our winter coats, bulky boots, scarves...but wait, can shedding our winter wardrobe go too far? Most workplaces in the United States have air conditioning, eliminating the need to strip down to our tank tops and short-shorts. Dress codes can vary by industry and geographical locations....
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7 Ways to Decline a Request for a Business Recommendation

When you provide a professional recommendation or testimonial, your name and reputation is attached.

Do you cringe when someone asks you for a business testimonial or recommendation?  Do you often get asked by people you've just met because of your position or name recognition? Anonymously filling out a, "Rate my presentation" questionnaire is one thing, but when someone asks...
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7 Business Networking Tips and Techniques

Attitude and techniques can help you hate networking a little less. 

Is networking necessary? Not if you are content in your job and never plan on leaving the company. Let's hope the company is willing to along with your plan. Networking can seem dull, a waste of time, and fruitless; except for the freebies that...
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