6 simple steps to making your employees love you
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6 Simple Steps for Making Your Employees Love You

As a manager, you understandably want your employees to like you. After all, employees who like and respect their bosses are more likely to be engaged in their work activities. Such employees are often satisfied with their positions, more productive in the workplace, and more eager to keep their jobs instead of looking for a new…

managing relationships in the workplace

Managing Relationships in the Workplace

If you’re like 37% of employees, you’ve dated someone from work [CareerBuilder 2016]. When colleagues become a pair, private and professional lives suddenly mix. This can have negative consequences for both your career and your relationship. However if you approach it in the right manner, managing relationships in the workplace might not be so difficult,…

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Reacting “Agile” to Office Cliches

Business Buzzwords We’re All Sick of Hearing

Managers love their buzzwords. But by including these little cliches, the actual message is often diluted. It could be different – communicating clearly and directly, without falling back on space-filling buzzwords, isn’t so difficult. At the yearly shareholders meeting for a major corporation, whispers and murmurs fill a giant auditorium, and anticipation grows with every minute….

hostile work environment

5 Signs You’re Entering a Hostile Work Environment

From the moment you walked into that new office, you felt it – something is off. Low morale, strained communication, a general air of malaise… The atmosphere of a workplace is a huge factor in the success of its employees. Hopefully you’re able to identify whether this new position is a good fit – for your experience, for your personality, for your working style – before you accept an offer. Look for these indicators that you’re entering a hostile work environment and avoid sentencing yourself to several years of discontent at a new company.

can you trust a smile

Can You Trust a Smile? The Importance of Facial Expressions

In negotiation situations, most people analyze the body language of their counterpart to gauge their trustworthiness. But as researchers from USC recently discovered, this can be a dangerous mistake. Other factors play a much larger role. Just because someone smiles doesn’t mean they’re trustworthy. Other factors are much more important than their facial expressions. Recently,…

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Intellectual plagiarism?

Combating Idea Theft in the Office

One of your employees seems to be a real jack-of-all-trades. This special colleague always has the best ideas, which he presents beautifully in meetings and conversations – but somehow, you can’t shake the feeling that this colleague’s achievements aren’t his own. If you suspect that your employee isn’t who they seem to be, take a…

how do you organize your work
Series: Smart Answers for Tricky Interview Questions

How do you organize your work? The best tips for chaotic geniuses

Staying organized saves us time, and from extra stress – especially when an interviewer catches you off-guard in an interview, with the question: “How do you organize your work?” We’ll show you which answers can help you demonstrate your most efficient self. Your interview has gone perfectly – to this point. What could possibly go…