‘Who’s’ vs. ‘Whose’

  • October 03, 2016

“Who’s” and “whose” are homonyms, meaning they sound the same but have different meanings. Alice Underwood, writing at Grammarly, lays out...

Are you a jerk without knowing it?

  • September 23, 2016

Most people don’t even realize they are being a jerk, until someone points it out. If you exhibit these behaviors in the workplace, your co-workers just might...

Team-building: No sissies allowed?

  • September 19, 2016

When the company could benefit from team-building exercises, what is the best way to approach them? Would putting employees in a difficult environment or situation...

Got a suspicion of overtime favoritism?

  • September 16, 2016

Q: “My wife works in a production department where only a few employees have permission to work overtime. Everyone else must leave at the end of the shift. The...

The 5 W’s of millennial engagement

  • September 12, 2016

It’s more important than ever for today’s managers to create the strengths-focused workplace culture millennials have come to expect.

A better way to hear complaints

  • September 10, 2016

Chronic complainers can certainly drain your energy and time. However, some complaints are worthy of your attention, so you can’t silence them all. Instead, listen...

Dealing with profanity in the office

  • August 25, 2016

While some employees don’t mind, others find it offensive. Readers, etiquette experts and human resource consultants offer their views.

Guidelines for using parentheses

  • August 19, 2016

Parentheses are one form of punctuation that can cause some confusion. Some people have trouble determining when to use them, while others may apply them without...

4 tips to enliven your small talk

  • August 04, 2016

Leaders learn how to relate to people in diverse settings. From formal boardrooms to friendly chats with employees, they engage others well and listen attentively.

She keeps the office ticking … and fed

  • July 25, 2016

Marie Boker is the director of first impressions at Phelps, an integrated marketing communications agency in Playa Vista, Calif. She was downsized from another agency...

5 tips to stand out at work

  • July 20, 2016

We all want to make a good impression at work. It’s paramount to our success that we give dedicated thinking time to how we are accomplishing that goal.