People Skills

Build positive co-worker relationships

March 15, 2016 Categorized in: Teamwork

Building positive relationships with your co-workers is the key to a good work environment, writes Carol Williams for iMindQ.

Negotiate like a pro

March 8, 2016 Categorized in: Negotiating

In a negotiation, neither party holds all of the cards, writes Michael Mamas for Entrepreneur. With the right approach, you can excel in your negotiations.

10 FBI tricks for effective persuasion

February 24, 2016 Categorized in: Negotiating

What can managers, executives and leaders learn from the FBI’s techniques?
So you think your workplace performance speaks for itself and that everything you do is amazing. Guess who might not see it that way.

Learn to build trust in the workplace

February 16, 2016 Categorized in: Teamwork

It’s important to be able to trust the people you work with day in and day out. It can, however, be hard to communicate this trustworthiness to others.

5 tips to becoming a great leader

February 10, 2016 Categorized in: Supervising

If you’re looking to step into a leadership role, it’s important to take a look at how you act in the workplace. Situation Management Sys­­tem, Inc. shares five tips for being a great leader.
Personal assistants help ensure suc­­cess­­ful executives stay on top of their work, writes Suzanne Locke for The National. Helen Clarke, personal assistant to Richard Branson (the founder of Virgin Group), knows just how much is expected in the job.

You CAN avoid workplace politics

January 27, 2016 Categorized in: Workplace Etiquette

Workplace politics are inevitable, so it’s essential you find a way to deal with it professionally, according to Uloop.

Bad habits kill good communication

January 20, 2016 Categorized in: Workplace Etiquette

Communication is essential to a successful office, but no matter how much we practice our communication skills, there are still bad habits. These bad habits can kill your conversations right out of the gate, writes Kristin Wong for Lifehacker. By working on breaking them, you can im­­prove your communication skills.

Negotiating for the outcome you want

January 19, 2016 Categorized in: Negotiating

When you’re trying to negotiate something at work, it can be hard to figure out the best way to successfully talk to a co-worker, writes Robert Cialdini for AG Professional. Here are some key points for talking to co-workers and negotiating the outcome you desire.
While it’s usually CEOs getting interviewed about their achievements, the people that help make those achievements possible are just as important, says April Capochino Myers for Greater Baton Rouge Business Report. Executive assistants have to stay organized and ready for any task their high-profile boss might throw at them. Here are a few executive assistants making headlines of their own.

Take away fear of negotiating a raise

January 7, 2016 Categorized in: Negotiating

Most people are scared to ap­­­proach negotiation with their boss for fear of straining the relationship. However, it is important to negotiate to make sure you get paid what you deserve. The following facts can help back up your argument and take away that fear.
Although most people think of themselves as honest, studies show that people are likely to commit dishonest acts when there is a low risk, a dynamic that can play a role in workplace theft. Here are three factors that contribute to the behavior of low-level cheating.