4 Definite Do's for Your Office Halloween Party

4 Definite Do's for Your Office Halloween Party

It’s October. So, you know what that means, right? This month you have a day entirely dedicated for you to assume another identity (or maybe two or three) if you factor in the weekend prior. Beyond the myriad of social events and contests around town, chances are relatively high that your office or shared work space, is hosting a Halloween Party too. Before you say “I don’t dress up for those,” I must ask “Why the hell not”?

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If People Think You’re Rude, They May Have a Point

If People Think You’re Rude, They May Have a Point

It may be hard to wrap your brain around this, and you may not agree, but if people think you’re rude, you probably are. It’s their perception, and that’s what counts. Your perception of you doesn’t really matter. Only theirs. Somewhere along the line, your intention to be polite and respectful to others and get stuff done has gone awry…

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5 Tips to Make Going Back to Work as a New Mom Easier

5 Tips to Make Going Back to Work as a New Mom Easier

Since the birth of your new bundle of joy, you’ve been going through a parent’s version of rigorous survival training. In a short period, you are subjected to a mixture of strenuous physical demands, mental strengthening drills, and unavoidable sleep deprivation as you work to develop a routine. If that’s not challenging enough…

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How to Make Working at Home Work

How to Make Working at Home Work

It's easy for the freedom, sparkle and shine that comes with working at home to be a little intoxicating. But, if you don't sober up pretty quickly, bad habits and a lackadaisical attitude can catch up with you. You don't want to put your sweet little gig at risk, or you at risk of getting a good talking-to from you-know-who…

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Time Management: Is Tracking Your Time on Your To-Do List?

Time Management:  Is Tracking Your Time on Your To-Do List?

It’s important to learn early in your career how to account for time and track it. It’s always going to get away from you, and you won’t ever have enough of it.  Just about everyone underestimates how long just about everything takes. Most people don't have a clue how much time they spend on…

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What You Need to Know About Manager Credibility

What You Need to Know About Manager Credibility

In my role as a talent development professional, I have been helping managers become better leaders for longer than I like to admit (think decades, not years).  When I facilitate leadership sessions, participants are often surprised to learn that I believe credibility is the most essential trait of a leader. I am not surprised to learn…

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Straight Talk About Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace and What You Can Do

Straight Talk About Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace and What You Can Do

We've always had sexual harassment in the workplace. It’s not a new phenomenon. What’s become painfully obvious is we are still so confused over what it is, exactly.  The term sexual misconduct is getting a lot of attention lately.  Whereas some people may understand it’s the broad term to encompass…

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