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

Do you feel as if you are going through the motions at work or in your life? Are you unable to find a way forward because you're in limbo? If so, you may be caught up in what Your Office Mom likes to call the "If only____then I could ____" Syndrome. Perhaps you're waiting for someone to come along and change your circumstances. Or, you may be waiting for something to happen that changes things for you.

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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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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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Ever Feel Like a Fraud? You're in Good Company.

Ever Feel Like a Fraud? You're in Good Company.

Have you ever felt like a phony? Like a fraud? Like you didn't know what the hell you were doing or how you got to a point in your career? You knew you got there legitimately but either you were damn lucky, or someone made a mistake. And as soon as they found out you didn't know what the hell you were doing…

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4 Tips That Help You Work the Room When You Present

4 Tips That Help You Work the Room When You Present

At some point in time, you’re likely to give presentations at work. It may be solo, or as part of a team. When that time comes, you want to be prepared and ready to go. You may have a kick ass video, a visually exciting slide show or some stellar handouts, but if you’re presenting in a new location, or a client’s place of business. your success as a presenter goes beyond that…

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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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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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Use This Tip to Stay Prepared for all Those Unexpected Moments in Your Workday

Use This Tip to Stay Prepared for all Those Unexpected Moments in Your Workday

You didn’t make it home last night. Whether it was a scene straight out of Trainwreck, you slammed tequila shots while consoling your bestie after her big break up and you passed out on the floor, or you had a last minute sleepover at "his" place, it happens. Or, maybe you show up at work dressed down and find out the "big boss" is expected…

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How to Stand Up When You Have a Problem With Your Boss

How to Stand Up When You Have a Problem With Your Boss

You probably hesitate to approach your boss about "some" problems and issues. You know, those situations in which you need to stand up for yourself, challenge the status quo, balance an inequity, right a wrong, but mostly stand up for yourself. Don't wait until you're ready for the damn exit interview before you do it.

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Control This Little Bad Habit to Be a Better Speaker

Control This Little Bad Habit to Be a Better Speaker

We don’t like silence much. So, rather than think of our next words silently, we start uttering nonsensical um, uh, ah, right, like, I mean, and okay, you know, when we just need to shut the hell up. One of the easiest ways to improve your speaking skills is to eliminate filler words. It's a relatively quick fix. And, guess what?

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4 Things to Consider if You Think Grad School Is the Answer to Your Career Woes

4 Things to Consider if You Think Grad School Is the Answer to Your Career Woes

Working millennials frequently ask me whether going back to school is a good career strategy. More times than not, I see individuals opting for grad school because they feel lost or trapped in their current job or career choice. There's the notion that the extra piece of paper will be the panacea for lifelong career success and happiness. 

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