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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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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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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If You Want More Work-Life Balance in 2018 Schedule Your "life"

If You Want More Work-Life Balance in 2018 Schedule Your "life"

I took some time off over the holidays. I stepped back entirely from my day job and distanced myself from YOM. It was delightful. I used part of my time to regroup, get things organized, get ready for the new year, and try new cocktail recipes.  Decluttering, organizing my 2018 planner, and most importantly cleaning out my closet…

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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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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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Tap into Your Job Skills for Drama-Free Family Time This Holiday

Tap into Your Job Skills for Drama-Free Family Time This Holiday

It seems everyone is giving advice on how to survive family gatherings and family members in particular during the holidays.  For all the talk about how to survive your family have you thought about how you might be making their holidays a living hell? Here are four ways you could be and how you…

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