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Workplace Communication

In an era of Casual Fridays and work-from-home colleagues, how can you maintain effective office communication in a changing business climate?

We’ll steer you through changes in business etiquette, and help you successfully navigate through the new realities of workplace conflict and office politics.

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You are so angry at a co-worker, employee or customer that your blood is boiling. Letting the anger fester will only hurt your career, so take these steps to cool off and move on.
We’ve all been there. That moment when you present your boss with the best idea ever and their response is not what you imagined. You can see your amazing idea crashing and burning right before your eyes, stamped out before it even got off the ground. At this juncture you must make an important decision.
During networking events, it’s all too easy to become trapped in a conversation that is dragging on and on. Use these tips to exit without offending the other person.
You thought you extended a job offer to the perfect person to fill the void on your team. So why did your dream candidate reject your offer? It’s likely one of these reasons.
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