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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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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Anxious About Family Time This Holiday? Your Job Skills Can Help

Anxious About Family Time This Holiday? Your Job Skills Can Help

Are you feeling a little anxious about holiday family gatherings? Had I been wiser, I know I would have approached those with my dysfunctional family much differently. How can you endure regardless of the dynamics?  If you're a young professional who feels like they're back in high school around family, or spending time with a significant other's loved ones, tap into the skills that make you shine every day at work. Here are five ways to survive (and possibly thrive) this holiday.

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The Work-life Takeaway from Lochte's "200-Meter Credibility Event"

The Work-life Takeaway from Lochte's "200-Meter Credibility Event"

People are tired of hearing the story. It’s blown out of proportion some say. The media needs to move on. I agree in some respect. Most of us aren't in the spotlight when we screw up. Our transgressions aren't on international display.  When Lochte’s story was initially questioned, people asked, why would he lie?  You’re kidding, right? Why would he lie?  I can make a long list, and they all fall under the category of “he was doing something he shouldn't have been doing”. 

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4 Steps to Own Your Work Mistakes and Move On

4 Steps to Own Your Work Mistakes and Move On

Let’s face it, you’re going to make mistakes. Some people naturally breeze right past their f-ups. Others linger on them for a while, and some agonize and beat themselves up for days. Where are you on the spectrum? Learning how to deal with mistakes, so they don't wreak havoc and turn you into a crazy ass person…

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