If You Feel Like You're Wasting a Lot of Time Waiting for Your Circumstances to Change, Try This

 If You Feel Like You're Wasting a Lot of Time Waiting for Your Circumstances to Change, Try This

I'm going to go way out on a limb here, and speculate that many of you reading this article feel like you’re going through the motions at work and possibly in your life. You’re unable to move forward because you’re waiting in limbo. The problem is too many people are caught up in what Your Office Mom likes to call the "If only____then I could ____" syndrome where they are waiting for somebody else to come along and change their circumstances.

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Your Office Mom Plays an Important Role in the Office and It Ain't Getting Cake

Your Office Mom Plays an Important Role in the Office and It Ain't Getting Cake

In this world resonating with the mantra of women supporting women, why is there such a negative connotation associated with the Office Mom? In just about every office across the country, there's an office mom, so why is the label so damning? Why do people question the worth of this supportive woman in the workplace, or worse yet, ridicule or devalue her?

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Are You Afraid You're Not Doing the Whole Leader Thing Right? Stop Worrying.

Are You Afraid You're Not Doing the Whole Leader Thing Right? Stop Worrying.

Early in my career, I was promoted and overnight, I was a manager with a team of new direct reports. Thrown into a new role with a team to go along with it was a difficult transition. My boss thought I was ready, so that was that. While I was focusing on the tactical and operational responsibilities of my new role, I was struggling with the nuances of the whole leadership thing.

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How to Easily Strengthen Your Leadership Skills and Build Better Relationships in the Process

How to Easily Strengthen Your Leadership Skills and Build Better Relationships in the Process

If you are a manager of people, you know how important leadership can be on the job. If you're a team lead you know how challenging it can be to lead others without that dotted line responsibility. You may wonder if you're an effective leader and look to leadership programs that cost an arm and a leg.

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You Need a Vacation, and This Is How to Make Sure all Hell Doesn't Break Loose While You're Out of the Office

You Need a Vacation, and This Is How to Make Sure all Hell Doesn't Break Loose While You're Out of the Office

If you want to alleviate your worst fears about what’s going to happen when you’re out of the office, here are some business tips for you. This article is written for managers and leaders in mind, but it applies to anyone who needs to assign tasks to other people at work when they schedule a vacation or take a staycation.

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If You're a Manager, This Is the Reason Why You Need to Take Some Time Off This Summer

If You're a Manager, This Is the Reason Why You Need to Take Some Time Off This Summer

It's vacation season, but if you're a manager with direct reports, you may not plan to take any time off this summer. That’s unfortunate, but it’s not unusual. Most American workers don’t take all their vacation days for whatever reason. You may have plenty of accrued paid time off, yet find it challenging to schedule the right time to be away from the office.

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How to Be Professional When a Co-Worker's Comments Toward You Are Over the Top

How to Be Professional When a Co-Worker's Comments Toward You Are Over the Top

During your career, people are going to frustrate you, slight you, piss you off, overlook your achievements, you name it, they are going to do it. How you choose to handle those situations will say a great deal about your maturity and professionalism. It’s important to recognize that when people criticize or throw shade, taking the high road is always the best road professionally.

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Here Are Perfect Reasons to Take a Career Break & Pursue Your Passions

Here Are Perfect Reasons to Take a Career Break & Pursue Your Passions

If you have been on the job for some time, and haven’t taken any significant paid time off (you know beyond a one to two-week vacation), you may reach a point where you do something drastic that you later regret. Studies show that many millennials do not take time off, so in this article, I’m going to share some work advice…

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12 Ways to Simplify Your Day-to-Day and Find More Balance in Your Work-Life

12 Ways to Simplify Your Day-to-Day and Find More Balance in Your Work-Life

I came upon an interesting article the other day, and I wanted to tell you about it. I love to share new information whenever and wherever I find it, especially when I learn something too. I know most of us struggle to find work-life balance and meet the demands of our professional and personal lives.

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If You Change One Thing About the Way You Work and Manage Time Change This

If You Change One Thing About the Way You Work and Manage Time Change This

Being a busy professional in a hectic workplace can be exciting and exhausting. To manage your time, you need to know what you want to accomplish and approximately how long it will take. Tracking your time for a week or two is a great way to get a sense of that. Whether it’s work or personal goals…

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