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Networking with Former Co-Workers

Do you keep in touch with your former co-workers?  A recent article on careerbuilder.com advises that you keep ongoing relationships with your former co-workers because they are the cornerstones of professional networking.  If you think about it, it really is true.  They can provide resources...

Office 72 Hour Kits

For most of us, the office is our home away from home.  We spend a good chunk of our week there and are quite likely to be in the office when a natural disaster strikes.  I know, it isn't very fun to think about earthquakes,...

Benefits of Vacation

  Is it time to start putting in for vacations at the office?  Surprisingly, a good amount of employees don’t take annual vacations, in fact, there are many employees that never take them!  A new survey conducted by Harris Interactive for JetBlue Airways reveals that 57...

Designing Collaborative Environments

Today’s workplace must be a collaborative environment that extracts the most value from the space, attracts and retains great talent, and reflects the aspirations of the organization. Get those things right, performance improves, workers are more effective and more efficient, innovation is nurtured, and other...

Talk Less, Listen More

Want to become a better leader?  Stop talking and start listening.  According to a great article by Mike Myatt at www.forbes.com,  “The best leaders are proactive, strategic, and intuitive listeners.  They recognize knowledge and wisdom are not gained by talking, but by listening.”  In today’s...

Just Say No.

Do you have a hard time saying “no” to your co-workers, boss or even your clients?  If you find yourself biting your tongue instead of speaking up when you know something will be a waste of time or even a waste of corporate money, take...

Organizing Mistakes to Avoid

If “get organized” is one of your 2012 resolutions, take a look at this helpful list of 7 Organizing Mistakes to Avoid by Angela Kantarellis of www.Akorganizing.com . By avoiding some of your past mistakes, this really could be the year your office becomes organized!   1....

Coworking is Redefining Office Space

Coworking is redefining the way we do work. The idea is simple: that independent professionals and those with workplace flexibility work better together than they do alone. More and more corporations are focusing on how to increase interactions between employees. According to Mark Greiner of...

Avoiding the 7 Deadly Career Sins

"Success in the workplace doesn't happen 'on a wing and a prayer,' but rather by knowing what specific job promotion pitfalls to avoid in working toward that heavenly pot of career gold," says John McKee, business coach and author of "21 Ways Women in Management...

Beating Monday Blues

Do you dread Monday mornings?   If you are like many of us, it is hard to get motivated  to face the workweek!  Here is a list of 20 ways to beat the Monday Blues from www.growinghappiness.com.   1. Procrastinate feeling blue. Is a gloomy cloud forming...