People Skills

When your relationship with your boss is bad, you do have some power to make the situation better.

How about a little empathy?

January 5, 2017 Categorized in: Difficult People

Empathy and forgiveness can play an important role in resolving workplace conflicts.
By injecting some levity into your workday, you just might shake off a sluggish or rigid mindset and bring a fresh perspective to your responsibilities.
Stay away from these people if you want to be successful in your job.
Whether it’s a co-worker who won’t stop walking off with your supplies or a serious dispute about a project, here are some steps that can keep conflicts from becoming bigger problems.
Proper workplace etiquette can smooth out your day-to-day ex­­peri­­ence and give your reputation a boost. Jacquelyn Smith, writing for Business Insider, shares some tips to follow.
What guidelines are there for sending email invitations for a formal event?
The chances are very good that you’re missing the whole picture of the colleagues who are causing you to gnaw on your stapler. Ask yourself these questions before you launch your next hissy fit.

Team-building: No sissies allowed?

September 19, 2016 Categorized in: Teamwork

When the company could benefit from team-building exercises, what is the best way to approach them? Would putting employees in a difficult environment or situation strengthen the team?
Priscilla Claman, writing at Harvard Business Review, offers these tactics to disagree professionally and effectively.
Maria Scala is a legal assistant at Scarinci Hollenbeck, which has locations in New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C. She started there a year and a half ago on the recommendation of a friend with whom she worked at another law firm.
While some employees don’t mind, others find it offensive. Readers, etiquette experts and human resource consultants offer their views.

Keeping workplace conflict healthy

August 5, 2016 Categorized in: Difficult People

Conflict can be good for the workplace when it ignites creative solutions and strengthens relationships.