How to get on the same page as your boss

  • April 13, 2018

Maintaining a good working relationship with your boss involves structure and communication. Fred Kniggendorf, president of consulting company Gravyloaf, L.L.C.,...

Why did they reject your job offer?

  • April 12, 2018

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...

4 steps when the boss leaves

  • April 11, 2018

When your boss resigns or is let go unexpectedly, you may be happy, sad or a whole slew of other emotions. Just make sure you don’t let the boss’s departure affect...

Understand your communication style

  • April 09, 2018

What kind of communicator are you? Communication expert and leadership coach, Maya Hu-Chan, says most people fall into one of two categories. Knowing which you and...

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....