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The One Thing Driving Your Boss Crazy
December 2, 2015
The One Thing Driving Your Boss Crazy

Your usually chipper boss seems irritated with you lately and you cannot figure out why. You miss the old days when you felt like you could do no wrong. But this morning…

One Way Cube-Dwellers Crush Remote Employees
November 30, 2015
One Way Cube-Dwellers Crush Remote Employees

I was humbled by the response to 6 Ways Remote Employees Crush Office Cube-Dwellers. Nearly 5,000 of you read the post, and more than 30 people shared their thoughts…

Kind People Show Their #Hatitude
November 24, 2015
Kind People Show Their #Hatitude

It all started with an idea to start showing more gratitude and a goofy hat — a green-and-white snapback cap that was a family gift collecting dust in my closet. For the…

The One Sign You Are Too Busy
November 22, 2015
The One Sign You Are Too Busy

I write a lot about the myth of “work-life balance.” Longtime readers know that I believe we cannot separate these two things from each other since everything worth doing…

Your Co-Worker Just Stole Your Idea — Now What?
November 19, 2015
Your Co-Worker Just Stole Your Idea — Now What?

I was humbled by the great response to last week’s post, “How to Steal Your Co-Workers’ Ideas.” Close to 10,000 readers took time to read it and nearly 60 shared their…

Stop Worrying About Your Lack of Emotional Intelligence
November 16, 2015
Stop Worrying About Your Lack of Emotional Intelligence

“It’s not a black and white world,” my boss told me. “There’s a lot of gray and you need to focus on it first if you want to get promoted here.” She was talking about…

How to Steal Your Co-Workers’ Ideas
November 12, 2015
How to Steal Your Co-Workers’ Ideas

You hear new ideas all day long. And most of them stink. But every so often you hear one that is so rich that you just cannot get it out of your head. Not only do you…

The Only Answer to "Where Will You Be in Five Years?"
November 10, 2015
The Only Answer to "Where Will You Be in Five Years?"

We spend more time at work than anywhere else during our adult lives. So, it is important to be fulfilled by what you work on. That sounds peachy, right? But I know it’s…

6 Ways Remote Employees Crush Office Cube-Dwellers
November 6, 2015
6 Ways Remote Employees Crush Office Cube-Dwellers

I have a friend named Whitney (name changed) who was once a cube-dweller. And I do not mean she lived in a modern ergonomic-style home. On the contrary, her house was…

How to Get the Raise You Deserve in 2016
November 3, 2015
How to Get the Raise You Deserve in 2016

2016 will be here before you know it. Where did the year go? Anyway, if you are smart, you are likely already thinking ahead to what the next 12 months will look like. I…

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