To connect, stop being a one-upper

  • June 29, 2018

Resist the urge to compete with people you are meeting for the first time—and focus on connecting with them instead. Here’s how.

Roseanne Barr is at it again

  • June 28, 2018

After Barr’s late-night, highly inappropriate, racist tweet (which I refuse to repeat here) sparked a social media fire storm, ABC canned the reboot of her popular...

Stop using !!!! so much

  • June 26, 2018

You might not think a simple punctuation mark matters. However, if you overuse exclamation points, you can undermine your professionalism—and even make you look a...

Office feuds: Sink your career in seconds

  • June 26, 2018

Q: “I feel that I have been betrayed by one of my peers. ‘Chuck’ and I are both senior vice-presidents, reporting to the president of our company. In a recent...

Boost email response rates

  • June 20, 2018

Puzzled over low—or no—responses to your emails? They may be too complicated, according to findings by Boomerang, makers of productivity software. Here’s what the...

Save face with a customer

  • June 19, 2018

Sometimes customers have unreasonable demands or circumstances out of your control infuriate them. Other times, however, your actions alone cause their outrage. In that...

Headphone etiquette at work

  • June 14, 2018

Wearing headphones at work is a great way to cut out noise and distractions so you can focus on the task at hand. Follow these tips to wear them without hurting...

What to say to pregnant co-workers

  • June 11, 2018

Do you have a pregnant co-worker or employee? Here’s a list of things you should—and shouldn’t—say during those nine, often difficult months.

When the bottom drops out of your career

  • June 07, 2018

Q: “Two years ago, my immediate boss, with whom I had a great relationship, was forced to resign. Shortly thereafter, I had a serious conflict with a colleague who was...

3 more things not to say at work

  • June 04, 2018

Here’s the latest installment of phrases you should never utter at work—unless you want people to think less of you.

3 big pains of work communication

  • May 31, 2018

One-third of U.S. employees report wanting to quit their jobs due to poor communication at work. Here’s what you can do to improve conditions in your workplace.

3 rules for socializing with staff

  • May 30, 2018

It’s almost summer, and with it, opportunities for workplace socializing increase. If employees ask you to join them after work for a drink, it’s important that you...

3 reasons to carry a business card

  • May 29, 2018

If you think you no longer need a business card in today’s high-tech, “there’s an app for that” world, think again. Here are three reasons you should always...

Don’t be the cause of bottlenecks

  • May 28, 2018

Communication bottlenecks can bring your team’s progress to a screeching halt. Make sure that you aren’t responsible for slowing things down because of poor...