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By Todd Dewett | Wednesday, August 27, 2014

How to Work with a Difficult Boss

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Here’s an uncomfortable but inevitable truth: Sooner or later, we all have to work for people we don’t like!

Hopefully, this won’t happen to you too often—and when it does, let’s hope it doesn’t last.

But when you’re in the middle of it, you need to know how to effectively navigate the situation.

By Todd Dewett | Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Know Your Phone Etiquette

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You’re using your phone incorrectly.

No, I’m not talking about the way you allow it to distract you in your meetings.  I’m not even talking about your text addiction.

I’m talking about how to hold a conversation over the phone: You’re doing it wrong. You’re not communicating at your optimum level.

By Mike Figliuolo | Monday, August 18, 2014

Attention, Leaders: Does Your Team Trust You?

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As leaders, we manage hundreds of tasks every day. But in the swirl of all that activity, one thing is often ignored until it’s too late: building trust with your team members.

Trust is key to effective working relationships—yet trust seems harder than ever to earn and easier than ever to lose.

What causes a team not to trust its leader? You. Yes, you. If you’re unpredictable, then your team doesn’t know what to expect from you.

By Todd Dewett | Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Understanding Personality Types at Work

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Let’s be honest: We all face some interpersonal friction at work.

And sure, one reason is that some people just aren’t nice—but that’s not actually the most common reason.

When coworkers don’t get along, it’s usually not because one of them is “wrong.” It’s because people are different. Those differences are the focus of this week’s Management Tip.

By Jim Stice | Tuesday, August 12, 2014

What Is Corporate Governance?

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Do you own any shares of stock? Half of all U.S. households do.

The 2010 Survey of Consumer Finances (commissioned every three years by the Federal Reserve) found that 49.9 percent of all U.S. households own shares of stock, either as direct investments in specific companies, or as an investment in a mutual fund, retirement plan, or other stock investment vehicle. Even in households where the head of the house is younger than 35, 39.8 percent own some shares of stock.

By Judy Steiner-Williams | Thursday, August 07, 2014

Writing Tips: Take the Grrrr out of Grammar

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“Grrrr …”

It’s a common reaction when grammar is mentioned. Why? “The rules keep changing.” “Nobody really knows or cares what’s correct.” “And come on, you knew what I meant.”

I’m going to debunk those excuses and give you some tricks for learning the rules of grammar.

By Todd Dewett | Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Do You Know the Office Etiquette Where You Work?

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Here’s a funny truth: Even very experienced and successful professionals occasionally forget what it means to behave correctly and courteously at work.

By Todd Dewett | Wednesday, July 30, 2014

How to Handle Conflict at Work

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Want to face less friction at the office? Sure—who doesn’t?

This week I’ll show you how to handle conflict at work with smart decision-making and positive debate.

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