Category Archives: Relationships

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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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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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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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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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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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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