Category Archives: Relationships

7 Tips to Handling Post-Election Disappointment

Could COVID be a blessing in disguise?

With so many people working from home, it naturally cuts down the opportunities to interact with coworkers, baristas, people in the coffee line, etc. Less face-to-face contact equals fewer scenarios for conflict. For some, seeing a simple logo on a t-shirt or hat arouses annoyance or can...
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2020 Debate: A lesson in civility?

Are the days of looking up to our leaders a thing of the past?

Perhaps looking up to them has now unfortunately evolved to looking to them to learn how not to behave. With no political agenda or preference, I will break down the behavior, not the man. The moderator. I believe he set the right...
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Surviving the Presidential Debate

Hostility and screaming matches with your chips and dip?

How to root for your man without being knocked out. For some reason, this presidential election seems more volatile and fervent than any other that I can recall. Is it the candidates who is stirring up this ferver? Or is it society who seems to be less...
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8 Common Workplace Routines That Will Be Reexamined, Post Covid

Will returning to work feel like the first day of school?

As workplaces begin to reopen, they will have to follow state and local guidelines relating to Covid19. Now, if a company wishes to establish additional protocols, it is up to them to make sure every employee is made aware. This will help diminish...
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4 Pitfalls of Wearing a Face Mask

Is neighborly supermarket chit-chat a thing of the past? Whether we agree or disagree with the mandatory order, “…use of cloth face coverings by the general public when outside the home conducting essential activities…” we must abide by it. If not, the grocery store bouncer will not let you in. Like you, I’ve encountered a...
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6 Ways That Can Help Keep Your Relationships Healthy in Times of Crisis

Are we prepared to endure a crisis? 

For some, being prepared means stockpiling toilet paper (I still don’t get it) and hand-sanitizer. Others, are prepared to protect their own by stocking up on ammunition. While others, buy only enough to keep their family fed, clean, and safe. Whatever level of preparedness, or however someone chooses to prepare,...
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5 Ways to Make the Most of Traveling with Your Boss

So you've been asked to accompany your boss on a business trip. Do you look at this as an opportunity to put your best foot forward, showing your skills and building the relationship? Or do you just dread the prospect?

If you're already pals, traveling with your boss will be a breeze. Even so,...

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12 Networking Tips for the Shy, Inexperienced and Reluctant

Q: I recently lost my job of seven years. Some of my friends are encouraging me to attend networking events. I’m not good with crowds and consider myself to be shy and introverted. What should I do? —Kincaid A: In my humble opinion, being an introvert or being shy is not necessarily a permanent state. Admittedly,...
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9 Reasons Your Employees Lack Leadership Skills

There are books, courses, certifications and coaches who “teach,” encourage and even insist that everyone can be a leader. Has anyone considered that maybe not everyone wants to be one? I respectfully disagree with the notion that everyone can, or must, seek leadership roles. However, at the risk of contradicting myself, I also believe that there...
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