I Heart Hate Valentine’s Day

I Heart Hate Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is less than a month away! Depending on your circumstances, the above statement either put a smile on your face or made you groan inwardly. Vickie, a friend of mine, posted earlier this month on LinkedIn to ask for opinions about an article on salary.com regarding how to handle the celebration of this […]

Workplace Bullying

A news story that has hit recently is that of news anchor Jennifer Livingston, who received an email from a viewer that denounced her ability to be a community role model solely based on her size. This story was one of particular interest to me because Ms. Livingston is a reporter in my hometown of […]

Working from Home? Be Sure to Establish Boundaries

"Stop" and a turn left arrow on the road

Working from home is now a reality for more than 26 million people. It can be part-time or full-time, for an employer or as an entrepreneur. Generally, working from home is seen as one of the choice benefits that companies can bestow on employees, or as one of the perks of being self-employed. How do […]

The One Time that Burning a Bridge Will Benefit Your Career

Sign reading "Bridge Out"

One of the standard pieces of advice for good career management that is regularly dispensed is: never burn a bridge. So I found it very interesting when it was asked on Quora: “Is there ever a scenario where burning a bridge with an employer can be beneficial to the employee?” My first thought was, “No, […]

On Building Trust

Trust is a topic that’s come up for me a couple times this week. My friend Heather Coleman-Voss, a career coach in Michigan, wrote a very interesting post about managers developing trust in the workplace. In it, she talks about some of the ways that leaders can encourage their employees to trust them. Another great […]

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