Why Office Popularity Matters
by Alexandra Levit - Feb, 2010
In high school, didn’t a part of you always wonder how the cool kids did it? Popularity remained an enigmatic aspect of human existence that ceased to be relevant once we threw our caps in the air...right? There are scores of research studies on popularity in schools, and most have indicated that popular children are viewed as better students and make and maintain friendships more easily. In 2009, however, organizational ps...
Career Management In The New Workplace
by Leslie B. Prager - Feb, 2010
The work world of today is dramatically different than the workplace was when I began my HR career back in 1980. Those were the days before the social media phenomenon, blackberries, the internet, virtual meetings, etc. The issues facing professionals today include the “new workplace”; fast-paced, on-demand staffing; a multi-generational, cross-cultural workforce; demographic trends such as the aging workforce and baby boomer...
Five Ways to Take Control of a Job That’s Not Working
by Tai Goodwin - Feb, 2010
If you work full time – do you realize more than 1/3 of your day revolves around work? Consider the time you spend preparing for work, traveling to and from work, and then actually at work. That’s a lot of time -too much time in my opinion if it is all about just a paycheck. There are periods of time in almost everyone’s career where we work to live. But wouldn’t life be a whole lot more meaningful if you could enjoy the work ...
Toxic Workplace? The Four Goals of Misbehavior
by Sharon Cohen - Feb, 2010
Is your workplace TOXIC? Problems with the boss? Problems with coworkers? Just don't understand, why they do what they do? Learn about Alfred Adlers' theory about the 4 Goals of Misbehavior! Psychology can help you improve communication, increase cooperation and survive the modern workplace. According to National Surveys, the #1 reason why people quit jobs or are fired is unresolved conflict with a boss or cowork...
Got a Job That’s Crushing You? Start To Lift The Weight
by Dawn Lennon - Feb, 2010
Oh, boy, it’s exciting to get a new job, especially with a new company. Everything looks so promising. We feel really good about ourselves–validated, reinforced, and successful. It’s amazing how our careers can start out in one place and morph to another. It’s all so gradual that we hardly know it’s happening until one day we realize that we’re someplace that we don’t want to be. Or, more often, a place that’s crushing ...
Giving, Gaining & Growing Respect
by Beth Wellesley - Feb, 2010
It seems workplace related stress and frustration has been intense over the past 12-18 months and people want to know how they can make things better for themselves and others. When I ask my clients what they want to experience more of in 2010 one resounding theme is clear: respectful, effective interactions with peers, managers, leaders as well as customers and clients. The key to giving and gaining respect is to set the t...
Talking Too Long: Parts 1 - 3
by Randy Wooden - Feb, 2010
Ever have someone keep talking to you long after you’d heard enough? They keep talking and all you want to do is end the conversation or that particular line of discussion. Have YOU ever been the one doing all the talking and not realized you were boring the other person to tears? Here is the first in a series of tips you can use to help determine how a listener is receiving what you’re saying. First, it’s important to...
Frustrated About Your Performance Appraisal? Time To Take Control
by Dawn Lennon - Feb, 2010
Here we go again! It’s time for the annual performance review, an experience that creates either euphoric satisfaction or stunned disbelief. Anything in the middle feels like a dull thud and doesn’t amount to much. Once we get our rating news, we’re left with several options: reach higher, get better, give up, or hide. Performance reviews often feel like verdicts by a one person jury. That’s because the process for ev...
The Best Way to Quit Your Job
by Karen Burns - Feb, 2010
A majority of Americans are unhappy with their jobs, according to a recent Conference Board survey. What does this mean? For one thing, it’s a clue that as soon as this economy improves, an awful lot of people are going to be setting off for greener pastures. Now is a good time to talk about how to quit a job with class. (A lot of this also applies to how to leave a job classily under any circumstances, voluntary or not.) ...
New Job? How to Make a Resounding Impact in Your First 90 Days
by Andy Robinson - Jan, 2010
Time to "Hit the Ground Running!" Your first 90 days in a new position (whether at a new company or not) is the period under which you're under close observation -- some consider it the "probationary period" -- the period where you've got to quickly prove your worth and value to your new employer. Perceptions are "cemented" during that time period -- good or bad. So...it's important that you take conscious control over how...
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