People Skills

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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.
Are employees falling into a problem pattern of finishing things late? Here’s a plan for more productivity, fewer excuses.

Dealing with the office pest

May 4, 2017 Categorized in: Difficult People

If a co-worker frequently interrupts you or asks for things that are well outside of your work focus, show her it’s not the fastest way to get things done.
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.
No one wants to be on the boss’ bad side. Here are some tips to mend an injured relationship with your manager.
Being a good manager of your boss is a skill that can propel you and your organization forward, but how and when do you take the lead with your supervisor?
Even if you make a great argument for why you should earn more money, your employer may be unable or unwilling to increase your pay. But there are workarounds.

When the office rumor is about you

March 11, 2017 Categorized in: Difficult People

Here are some tips to avoid making it worse and hopefully to rectify the situation.

How to speak ‘boss’

March 2, 2017 Categorized in: Managing the Boss

Chances are your boss has said something at some point that made you think, “What does that really mean?” Well, you shouldn’t have to think twice.
Remember that feedback should travel up the ladder as well as down.
When your relationship with your boss is bad, you do have some power to make the situation better.
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