Category Archives: Workplace Soft Skills

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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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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7 Easy Ways to Stop Being the Cranky Coworker

Are you the cranky coworker that makes the workplace atmosphere unpleasant for everyone? 

Everyone, even the most cheerful person has a cranky moment now and then. If your mood is always set on "cranky," you're either going to be a very lonely person or attract like-minded grumblers to hang out with.  (What fun!)
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How To Get Through The Holidays Without Offending Coworkers

Can anyone get through the holidays without offending someone? 

Getting through the holidays in the workplace can be challenging. With varying beliefs, levels of tolerance, and company policies, it can put a damper on those who want to jingle all the way.  To help you get through the holidays at work, here are few common...
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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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