5 Smart Ways To Deal With Workplace Stress
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5 Smart Ways To Deal With Workplace Stress

5 Smart Ways To Deal With Workplace Stress

by Nancy Collamer Feeling stressed at work? Sorry to say, you’re in excellent company. According to an American Psychological Association survey, Americans are more stressed than at any time during the past decade. But I’m happy to share five helpful coping strategies I picked up from two experts while attending the recent Indeed.com conference on … Read More

Research: When Managers Are Overworked, They Treat Employees Less Fairly
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Research: When Managers Are Overworked, They Treat Employees Less Fairly

Research: When Managers Are Overworked, They Treat Employees Less Fairly

by Elad N. Sherf, Ravi S. Gajendran and Vijaya Venkataramani Fair managers can reap big dividends. Extensive research finds that employees who feel fairly treated are better performers, helpful to colleagues, more committed to their workgroups and the organization, and less likely to steal or be rude to others. Acting fairly is not always easy. … Read More

How to Succeed With Your New Boss
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How to Succeed With Your New Boss

How to Succeed With Your New Boss

by Michael Watkins Your new boss will have more impact than anyone else over whether you succeed or fail. Your boss establishes benchmarks for your success, interprets your actions for other key players, and controls resources you need. Building a productive working relationship with him or her while you establish your mandate and negotiate for … Read More

How to Lose Your Best Employees
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How to Lose Your Best Employees

How to Lose Your Best Employees

by Whitney Johnson You want to be a great boss. You want your company to be a great place to work. But right now, at this very moment, one of your key employees might be about to walk out the door. She has consistently brought her best game to work and has grown into a … Read More

What Does “Character” Even Mean?
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What Does “Character” Even Mean?

What Does “Character” Even Mean?

by Christian B. Miller Consider some famous names from the business world in recent years. Bernie Madoff. Ken Lay. Bernie Ebbers. What do they all have in common? One thing is that they each demonstrated a tremendous failure of character. They acted viciously with no signs of a moral compass, and as a result, they … Read More

Should bosses and employees friend each other on Facebook?
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Should bosses and employees friend each other on Facebook?

Should bosses and employees friend each other on Facebook?

InformedDebate from The Costo Connection Bosses and their employees see each other every day at work and may even see each other as friends. But should they friend each other on Facebook as well? Some say yes, if you know how to set up some online restrictions. Others argue that it’s inappropriate on Facebook because … Read More

How Positive Thinking Builds Your Skills, Boosts Your Health, and Improves Your Work
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How Positive Thinking Builds Your Skills, Boosts Your Health, and Improves Your Work

How Positive Thinking Builds Your Skills, Boosts Your Health, and Improves Your Work

by James Clear Positive thinking isn’t just a soft and fluffy feel–good term. Yes, it’s great to simply “be happy,” but those moments of happiness are also critical for opening your mind to explore and build the skills that become so valuable in other areas of your life. Finding ways to build happiness and positive … Read More

4 Ways to Get Honest, Critical Feedback from Your Employees
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4 Ways to Get Honest, Critical Feedback from Your Employees

4 Ways to Get Honest, Critical Feedback from Your Employees

by Ron Carucci I recently observed a town hall meeting where a new leader had just been promoted to run his division.  In his introductory remarks, many – including me – were struck by his declaration, “One of the things you’ll find is that I’m very self-aware and open to feedback.” Even from the side … Read More

Say Nice Things About Your Coworkers Whenever You Can
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Say Nice Things About Your Coworkers Whenever You Can

Say Nice Things About Your Coworkers Whenever You Can

Adapted from “The Benefits of Saying Nice Things About Your Colleagues,” by Jane E. Dutton and Julia Lee Whether we realize it or not, we are constantly given small opportunities to build up or put down our coworkers. If we’re introducing two colleagues, telling a story about how a meeting went, or sharing a colleague’s … Read More

To Keep Your Employees Engaged, Be Curious and Challenging
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To Keep Your Employees Engaged, Be Curious and Challenging

To Keep Your Employees Engaged, Be Curious and Challenging

Adapted from “How to Make Work More Meaningful for Your Team,” by Lewis Garrad and Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic Leaders play a significant role in helping employees understand why their jobs matter, but it’s not just about connecting their work to a larger purpose. You can also do it by demonstrating curiosity: Explore, ask questions, and engage … Read More