Strategies for Managing a Toxic Workplace

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In an ideal world, each one of us would wake up excited to tackle the challenges of a new workday, brimming with enthusiasm for the tasks at hand. Yet, the reality often falls short of this aspiration. Many of us find ourselves grappling with toxic workplaces, environments that drain our energy, sap our motivation, and…

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How to Be Successful With Your New Manager

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Whether your manager is new because of a new job or because they are the new manager at your current work, it’s important to get off to a good start. If you make a good first impression and forge a productive working relationship, you could deepen your job satisfaction and advance your career. Try these…

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How to Handle a Bossy Co-worker

Handle a Bossy Co-worker

Do you have a co-worker who acts like they’re your boss or micromanage what you are doing? Perhaps they give you advice you didn’t ask for or insist on having things done their way? A bossy co-worker can cause conflicts, frustrate, make things difficult, or even interfere with your productivity. Before you lose your cool,…

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What to Do When Your Boss Rejects Your Ideas

Boss Reject Ideas

Ever have a boss who says they want new ideas and then isn’t open to them? This can be frustrating, and in some cases, defeating. What to do when your boss rejects your ideas can actually be a chance to improve your communications style and preparation. Try these suggestions for preparing and presenting business ideas…

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How to Have Friends at Work

Friends at Work

When you consider the amount of time you spend with your work colleagues, it’s natural that friendships may develop there. A Gallup study shows that 37% of people with a friend at work are more likely to report that someone at work encourages their development. Some of the benefits of having friends at work include…

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How to Get Others to Respect You

How to Get Respect

Definition of respect 1 : a relation or reference to a particular thing or situation remarks having respect to an earlier plan 2 : an act of giving particular attention : consideration 3 : high or special regard : esteem Giving and receiving respect in today’s environment seems to be very hard to find in…

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3 Crucial Steps to Resolving Conflict at Work

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  Work can be the worst place to deal with conflict of any kind. Especially conflict with a colleague. It is important to maintain a professional working relationship with others, especially if you work as part of a team. Conflicts at work can be disruptive, impact your credibility, and self-esteem. Whether you’re new to the…

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The Secret to Expanding Your Role for Career Success

Maybe you like your job, but you still feel like something is missing. You want a new challenge, or you wonder what you need to do to advance your career. Those concerns are natural, and they’re pointing you in a positive direction. However much you excel at your job, the truth is you’ll probably need…

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