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    10 Best and Worst Bosses: Which One Are You?

    We’ve all had bosses that we’ve either loved or hated. The boss who helped you get that promotion, or the one who clipped his toenails at his desk. Some help us advance our career, while others seem to hold us back. Different leadership styles can lead to different results for each employee. But certain styles seem to be good or ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Getting into Leadership Roles as a Woman

    Getting into Leadership Roles as a Woman
    There's a lot of talk about the pipeline -- that magical conveyer belt that calls a select few up toward the top of organizations. The pipeline is critically important for women, who in most organizations are notably absent from it. This underrepresentation of eligible females is often cited as the excuse for everything from pay inequity and the shortage of women ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Studying for the PHR Exam- Week One

    Studying for the PHR Exam- Week One
    This is intended to be a guide for those in the reading audience that are contemplating taking the Professional in Human Resources Certification Exam. I am currently preparing to take the PHR exam in January. I have been using many different resources to help me along the way, and I plan to write an article for each week detailing what I ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Differences Between Men and Women at Work

    Differences Between Men and  Women at Work
    If your boss is from Mars, don't disclose that you don't know what you're doing — he may just fire you. But if your boss is from Venus, she is likely to want to talk about it. Such is life in author John Gray's universe: Men go to their cave to mull things over alone, while women look for opportunities to ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Fool-Proof Pranks for the Office

    [photo:72632] Every year, April reminds us about the season for office pranks. Whatever type of funny business you choose for April Fools' Day, make sure never to cross the line and get yourself fired or involved in a lawsuit! Follow these guidelines when thinking up your practical jokes to protect your career, and possibly, your colleagues. - Consider the level of ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Dealing with Micromanagement

    Dealing with Micromanagement
    In the business world, the term “micromanagement” has assumed massive proportions, with almost everyone of us having witnessed this phenomenon at work. Whether you have experienced it first-hand, or observed it from close quarters, or heard it discussed around the office vending tea machine, you can never claim to be oblivious to the existence of this menace. And then again, there ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Top 10 Most Annoying Office Habits of All Time

    Top 10 Most Annoying Office Habits of All Time
    In Letterman-like fashion, I am presenting the most horrifying, offensive and incessant co-worker behaviors that infect the office and kill your productivity. 10. Gum chewing. Whether it occurs just at inappropriate times or constantly throughout the day, gum chewing can be a major distraction. The constant “smack, smack, smack” of your boss’ mouth is not only irritating but unprofessional. 9. Smelly ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Top 12 Development Goals for Leaders

    Top 12 Development Goals for Leaders
    I help a lot of leaders create individual development plans using some variation of this process. This time of year (January) is always especially busy. Although every leader I work with is unique, it seems like the development goals end up being somewhat common from year to year. To help you get a head start on your 2010 leadership development plan, ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    The 10 Worst Mistakes Career Changers Can Make

    The 10 Worst Mistakes Career Changers Can Make
    Changing careers is never easy. Half the world thinks you've lost your mind, headhunters say you'll never work again and your relatives contribute the old "I told you so" routine. But for many burned-out, bored or multi-talented folks who are sitting on skills they're not getting a chance to use, changing fields is the only way to keep from losing their ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Ask a Manager: 7 Qs and 7 Answers

    Ask a Manager: 7 Qs and 7 Answers
    I'm trying something new -- seven short answers to seven short questions, all in the same post: Company Won't Hire Former Employees of Competitor I applied for a job at a staffing agency and was told the particular company who was hiring wouldn't accept applicants who worked previously for their competitor even though I no longer work for them. Is that ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Avoid Workplace Anger's Corrosive Effects

    Avoid Workplace Anger's Corrosive Effects
    Mad that you were passed over for a big promotion again? Livid that the bootlickers always seem to get ahead in your organization? Perhaps it's time to consider whether the anger itself, however legitimate, is holding you back. Evidence suggests many of us are walking around the office feeling resentful, though we may be unaware of the cumulative toll bitter actions ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How To Improve Employee Loyalty

    How To Improve Employee Loyalty
    The workplace has become the dominant starting point for building a strong financial safety net. According to MetLife's Sixth Annual Employee Benefits Trends Study, released today, more than half of working Americans (52%) are now obtaining the majority of their financial and retirement products through the workplace - up from 46% a year ago. Growing financial concerns among employees are creating ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Make Your Resume Stand Out in a Crowd: Part I

    Make Your Resume Stand Out in a Crowd: Part I
    Whether you’re actively looking for a new job or getting yourself ready just in case; you wonder how to get your resume noticed in today’s competitive environment. Right? So how do you stand out in a sea of competition – often equally qualified? The answer is two-fold: - By knowing the 3 must-haves to include in your resume. - By using ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    20 Incredible Innovations of the (Near) Future

    Things are looking pretty bleak right now. But, the saying goes, necessity is the mother of invention. So BusinessWeek asked several futurists, including Futurist.com's Glen Hiemstra, consultant David Zach, and author Howard Rheingold, to describe what they'd like to see arise from the current downturn. Notably, our experts didn't think of innovation merely in terms of products or services. These ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Scandalous Workplace Affairs

    Workplace romances are hardly uncommon. After all, you're probably clocking in more hours at the office than at home. It's easy to develop close on-the-job relationships that can take a romantic turn. But what often starts as a titillating romp in the supply room can quickly turn into a train wreck, endangering your career and your future. Are you willing ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Five Laws That Protect You During Layoffs

    Five Laws That Protect You During Layoffs
    Being laid off is an emotional event that can leave you feeling wronged. Knowing the difference between an illegal layoff and an unfair layoff can help you decide whether to fight or move on. “It’s difficult for employees to see layoffs from an objective perspective,” says Marilyn Conyer, vice president of Accord Human Resources, an Oklahoma City HR consulting firm. “Many ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Shut Up and Be a Better Interviewer

    Shut Up and Be a Better Interviewer
    If you’ve seen all of the tips for how to communicate effectively, you’ve likely seen a gem like “Ten Tips To Listen Better Than Ever” before. With tips like “repeat back what the person said”, “give visual clues that you’re listening” and “ask interesting follow up questions even if you think you understand”, it is like the writer is purposefully trying ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    4 Obstacles Women Still Face in the Workplace

    [photo:69762] We’re not even two months into the new decade and already a number of studies have jumped up to point out how far women have come in the workplace. For example: Wives earn more than their husbands, and more U.S. women than men actually have jobs. But despite these significant milestones, a few key obstacles remain — particularly in the ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Common Grammar and Spelling Mistakes

    Common Grammar and Spelling Mistakes
    It’s hard enough to come up with the right words to sell yourself in a resume or cover letter, without the English language tripping you up. One little mistake in spelling or grammar can ruin an entire resume or cover letter. It’s not easy to remember all the rules of the English language. So here’s a little cheat-sheet to help you ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Personal Hygiene in the Workplace

    Personal Hygiene in the Workplace
    A reader writes: I work for a company that has the FDA (Food and Drug Admin) come in often for audits. Every single thing every employee does can be audited. Therefore, procedures are put into place that must be followed. A co-worker takes many shortcuts and does not follow these procedures. I have pointed this out numerous times to my team ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

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