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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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If you want 100% consensus before you make a decision, chances are you’ll be waiting a long time. Rather than trying to elicit a “Yes” from every member of your team, follow these steps.

To understand what your boss means—and expects—use this handy list to decode some common phrases he or she likely uses.

To come out on top in negotiations, don’t resort to bad behavior to win. Avoid the following.

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When people ask “May I pick your brain?” it’s a compliment because they want to tap your expertise. When you’re strapped for time, it feels more like a hassle. Here’s what to do.

You want to be a team player and that means staying late occasionally when the boss asks. However, if it’s a request on a day you just can’t do it—or a too-frequent occurrence—follow this advice.

Being successful in an interview means standing out. That’s the real task. Fielding and satisfying interview questions and then posing a few of your own is the minimum requirement, but it’s not enough to make you stand out. You’re not entirely ready for your interview until you can check these next four boxes as well.

LinkedIn has made networking easier, but it’s also made networking less personal. Stand out from the crowd by trying one of these networking tips.

While you should do your best to avoid leaving a meeting early, sometimes you just can help it, when higher-priority commitments overlap with the meeting time. If you have a compelling reason for cutting the meeting short, follow these steps.

The notion that a white-collar worker might, in this day and age, actually shun office business entirely from dawn till dusk sometime? It's becoming more and more fantastical.

The best communicators adapt their messages on the fly—as they’re speaking—in response to verbal and non-verbal cues from the audience. Here’s how you can too.

If you want to protect your job—and climb that ladder—don’t use these career-killing phrases at work.

While email, text or social media may be the predominant way you communicate these days—they definitely shouldn’t be the only way you communicate. In fact, here are six things you should never put in writing.

You’ve just been offered a new position or promotion, but you aren’t sure if it’s the right fit for you. What should you do next? Follow these tips.

Too many content creators believe that a few typos in a blog, social media post or sales copy are “just fine” because people don’t pay attention to them. The experts disagree. In fact, they say typos can decrease your sales. Here’s why.

No one wants to admit that he or she is the problem, and self-assessment can be one of the hardest things to do. But if you are unhappy at work, it’s best to make sure you aren’t the reason.

To gain customers’ trust, use these tactics.

If you want to ruin your presentation fast, utter these phrases in your introduction.

Stress affects everyone, and if it is taking a toll on you, it’s time to have a direct conversation with your boss. Follow this advice to do so, without looking like you can’t handle your job.

You don’t need a title or boatloads of authority to influence people. Here’s how to lead others and influence them to get things done, even if you aren’t the boss.

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