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    5 Ways to Keep Your Cool

    5 Ways to Keep Your Cool
    During the few weeks prior to launching my latest website, my developer’s apathetic attitude began to seriously test my highly cultivated sense of patience. As the launch date drew nearer, each missed deadline reminded me why the ability to quickly calm the demons inside yourself is sometimes the only thing standing between you and emergency open heart surgery. We all have ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Emotional After Performance Review

    Emotional After Performance Review
    A reader writes: Some background: I am in my mid-twenties and I work as an assistant for a small, nationally renowned non-profit. I love a lot about my job: I get to research topics I love, and I get to apply skills that satisfy me. I have a heavy workload that has increased substantially over the past few months. I often ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Stress reducers: How are you coping?

    Stress reducers: How are you coping?
    Looking for a new job or experiencing change in the workplace can be stressful. While a certain amount of stress makes life interesting and challenging, experiencing more stress than you can manage is not healthy. The following is a list of stress reducers from the National Occupational Information Coordination Committee. Keep track of the items below that describe you. 1. ...
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    Rebounding From Life’s Difficulties

    Rebounding From Life’s Difficulties
    Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. –Sir Winston Churchill It’s been a difficult week for me as you can imagine. Nobody likes to feel that they’ve lost a grip on their career so suddenly. The range of emotions from extreme doubt to sadness to anger to…well, you know. All of ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Keep Your Cool in a Heated Resignation

    Keep Your Cool in a Heated Resignation
    It's the day you've been waiting for -- the day you quit the job you really hate. If you loathe your boss, the work or the whole package, you may be tempted to put into play that resignation fantasy you've been perfecting during your miserable hours on the job: Giving your boss a PowerPoint presentation detailing his incompetence, telling coworkers who's ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    What To Do When you Make a Mistake at Work

    What To Do When you Make a Mistake at Work
    When you make a mistake at work, how you handle it can often say much more about you than the mistake itself. Reasonable bosses understand that no one is perfect and mistakes will occasionally happen -- what they care about is how you follow up on that mistake. As it happens, there's a pretty foolproof formula for handling it well. If ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Telling Your Boss About a Slacker Coworker

    Telling Your Boss About a Slacker Coworker
    A reader writes: How do you express concerns about a slacking co-worker to your boss without coming out sounding like a jerk? There is a co-worker in our office who can work hard when they want to, but also likes to spend quite a bit of time visiting with other employees. This same person expects others on the team to "offer" ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    When a Coworker Gets Special Treatment

    When a Coworker Gets Special Treatment
    A reader writes: How do I deal with a manager who clearly gives special treatment to a coworker? She is very irresponsible, and yet my manager takes her lateness to work as almost cute behavior on her part. A couple of times, my coworker did not even show up to work but my manager never took appropriate action. They have a ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Downsize Your Employer

    Downsize Your Employer
    It's safe to say the days of working for a large company for 40 years and then riding off into the sunset with a healthy pension and gold watch are over. "The small-business hiring advantage can be attributed in part to the innovative benefits these firms have introduced to compete with higher salaries and better health coverage offered by large employers," ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    5 Difficult Types of People at Work: How to Deal

    5 Difficult Types of People at Work: How to Deal
    It is said that every person is unique in their own way, but the term ‘unique’ is sometimes misleading. The truth is that everyone of us has come across unpleasant people of various types and degrees in our personal and profession lives, and I bet you won’t like to call them unique (jerks, perhaps?!). The worst is when you happen to ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Can Telework Cut Costs and Raise Productivity in Today's Economy?

    Can Telework Cut Costs and Raise Productivity in Today's Economy?
    They've already done the obvious. Most organizations have taken cost-cutting steps such as slashing travel budgets and postponing or canceling major capital expenditures. Many have also engaged in a rash of painful layoffs. Now, some are looking for other ways to further reduce costs while avoiding losing more employees. Among the tactics being tried are decreasing work hours, condensing workweeks, limiting ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Living Up to Your High Potential(s)

    Living Up to Your High Potential(s)
    We didn't expect it. After all, who has time to worry about high-potential employees these days? It takes considerable effort, patience and planning to focus on HiPos, and a lot of companies are otherwise preoccupied with the day-to-day urgency of surviving in a tough economy. But good companies have a way of going against the conventional wisdom, and several i4cp member ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    10 Excuses for Missing Work

    We've all been there. It's a beautiful day, and you can't bear the thought of going into work. So you call in with some excuse about feeling ill, but you know in your bones that your boss doesn't buy it. The feeling ill excuse is a short-term solution that won't win you any fans at the office - someone else ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    7 Ways to Make Your Layoff Pay Off

    All too often, work and what we really love doing are two very different things. If that's your situation, a layoff can be a blessing in disguise. The blessing might be disguised as a severance package or a chance to reorient towards a more fulfilling career path. It might be a time to reconnect with family and friends or just ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Mental Stress Spirals with Economy

    Mental Stress Spirals with Economy
    As the economic crisis gathered steam last year, Americans became increasingly stressed out and experienced worsened mental health — a trend that continues today, according to a landmark Gallup-Healthways poll out this week. Done nearly every day in 2008 and still ongoing, the survey of 355,334 people is believed to be the largest, longest and most thorough poll showing how emotional ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Find a Viable Work-From-Home Job

    Find a Viable Work-From-Home Job
    Working from home has some pretty nice perks for those who choose to do it — flexible hours, no dress code and the ability to design your own workspace. It offers even more important benefits for people who must work from home because of children or a disability. But finding a satisfying at-home job that pays well can be tough. Most ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Career Women at Midlife: Sadder and Sicker

    Career Women at Midlife: Sadder and Sicker
    While women are securing greater power in the workplace, they are also growing less satisfied with their lives as they age Kathy Caprino's life seemed the stuff of glossy-magazine perfection. The big deal marketing job, complete with roomy office, upbeat assistant, and lunchtime indulgences in retail therapy. The cool contemporary spread in Connecticut. The emotionally aware jazz percussionist husband frolicking with ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    7 Ideas to Recession Proof Your Mood

    7 Ideas to Recession Proof Your Mood
    With all the doom-and-gloom talk of our financial situation, staying upbeat can be tougher than ever. Simple strategies, however, can be used to take your mind off your budget and focused on the positive. We checked in with everyday Janes (and one Nathan) to get their tips and tactics on keeping your smile in the face of budgetary stress. [widget:quiz_procrastination] ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Leadership: Lessons From Einstein

    Leadership: Lessons From Einstein
    We are in the midst of the most tumultuous and precarious business times of our careers. Looking to others for advice and guidance is one way to shed some light on our dilemmas. Few luminaries are more often quoted than Albert Einstein, the 20th century German mathematician and theoretical physicist. And much of what he said 75 years ago still rings ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Juggle work, Personal Life with the Right Employer

    Juggle work, Personal Life with the Right Employer
    Your presentation for the company bigwigs is tomorrow. It's also your day to pick up the kids from school. Wouldn't it be perfect if you could take a break from the office, drop off the carpool and put the finishing touches on your work project from home without a frown from your boss? If you work for a family-friendly employer, you ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?