Should you curse at work?

  • April 04, 2018

Jim O’Connor, author of CUSS CONTROL: The Complete Book on How to Curb Your Cursing, says “No,” despite research and reports that state the contrary. Here’s why

3 habits that ruin your writing

  • April 03, 2018

If you’ve been writing long enough, you may be relying on the same crutch words and structure—and it’s making your writing predictable. Here’s how you can break...

4 Gmail extensions you must try

  • April 02, 2018

If you are a user of Gmail, try these extensions, which are optional, user-installed upgrades, to improve your electronic communication.

5 reasons you need to work for yourself

  • April 02, 2018

Not everyone is cut out to stake their own claim and never draw a paycheck from someone else’s company. But your bucket list may not truly be complete until you spend...

Refresh your blog content

  • April 01, 2018

If your ideas for blog posts are running dry, consider these options to create fresh, engaging content.

Improve your writing’s substance

  • March 29, 2018

Error-free writing is ideal, but your writing must be more than just free of glaring typos and grammatical mistakes. It must also be clear—and aptly convey the message...

Reach consensus fast

  • March 27, 2018

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...

Get an aloof employee to collaborate

  • March 27, 2018

You encourage teamwork among your staff, but no amount of preaching will help if certain workers relish their independence, bear grudges against co-workers or fear being...

Breaking the boss’s code words

  • March 22, 2018

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

Respond to vague calls for advice

  • March 20, 2018

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....

Tell the boss you can’t stay late

  • March 16, 2018

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...

3 fail-proof networking tips

  • March 14, 2018

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.

A polite way to exit meetings early

  • March 12, 2018

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...

Calling a time-out on the real March Madness

  • March 12, 2018

Working professionals surveyed for a recent OfficeTeam poll said they spend an average of 25.5 minutes per day on sports-related activities in the office during the...