People Skills

4 ways to deal with a nasty outburst

December 7, 2017 Categorized in: Managing the Boss

When something happens that causes your boss to lash out at you, consider your own role in causing the problem, Hannah Morgan writes at U.S. News & World Report. She offers four options for dealing with an outburst by your manager.

Work with your manager’s style

November 2, 2017 Categorized in: Managing the Boss

If you find it hard to stay motivated at work and you’re looking for new inspiration, you might try looking at your supervisor. If you can figure out how to work with your boss’ style, you might find a boost of productivity.

How to handle a liar at work

November 2, 2017 Categorized in: Difficult People

We all tell lies and are lied to on occasion. Many times they’re insignificant untruths that can be ignored, but what do you do when you catch a co-worker in a whopper?

What if a co-worker won’t shut up?

October 5, 2017 Categorized in: Difficult People

There’s always one in every office … maybe two. Or three.

How to handle a tardy colleague?

October 5, 2017 Categorized in: Difficult People

That’s what one reader asked recently on the Admin Pro Forum. Experts offered their take on the issue.
Tips on what to do about a co-worker whose personality quirks are harming her career.

Want to ask for a raise? 4 tips

September 7, 2017 Categorized in: NegotiatingSalary

4 steps to getting more.
You work for someone for months, years or even decades, and then one day, your comfort zone is turned on its end. Before one door closes and a new one opens, take a moment to do these things.
Looking for ways to make your boss’s life a little easier on the road? Svilen Petrov, writing at Wings Journal, shares these business travel tips from frequent traveler Eric Pulier.
A friendly relationship with a boss or someone in upper management can have career benefits. However, it can be a problem when your boss becomes too friendly. Here are some tips for keeping your relationship professional.
Enough of those tired team builders that feel more like obligations to seem happy we’re all at work. You’ve got a fun group, so try out something from these suggestions—and get ready for some laughs and eye-opening moments.
Few people relish having a sensitive conversation at work, but they have to happen. No matter the specific subject matter, it’s essential that required information is conveyed clearly and tactfully.
It’s easy to think your boss should be smarter and better at most things than you are, but most of them are people just like you, writes Linda Coussement.