Posts Tagged ‘ workplace ’

When Representing Your Company, It Can’t Hurt to Ask

July 31, 2013
When Representing Your Company, It Can’t Hurt to Ask

……………….Rejection can be tough. Some of us learn after years of being cut from teams or losing school elections that it’s safer not to put yourself out there. But work is different. You represent your company and securing the best terms with a client, a consultant or a vendor is your job. Of course it’s…

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My Strategies for Killing Stress

July 10, 2013
My Strategies for Killing Stress

Work-related stress has risen 10 percent since last year. That increase seems to make sense in an improving economy; in recent years, getting/keeping a job was priority number one. Now job quality occupies our time. We’re worried about compensation, heavy workload, co-worker disharmony, long commutes and a slew of other issues. Whatever the reason, 8…

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The Importance of Reading Between the Lines at Work

March 27, 2013
The Importance of Reading Between the Lines at Work

…………The following is a reprint of an article I wrote for the Barnard College Career Newsletter. According to the Barnard curriculum catalogue, an anthropology major should be able to “develop an anthropological sensibility that enables one to distill social meaning from everyday encounters…” I’m not going to lie, I’m a little jealous that you anthro…

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Steve Jobs’s Style

May 17, 2012
Steve Jobs’s Style

I’m half way through Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. My take away at this point is that despite being considered arrogant, rude, disrespectful and at times smelly… Jobs’ manic belief in his product overrode his negative attributes and inspired a severely beaten up workforce. How does that happen? When you’re repeatedly told that everything you…

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Network like an H.R. Professional

May 2, 2012
Network like an H.R. Professional

My neighbor, Kathy, ran Human Resources for a large fragrance company. When I first got to know Kathy, I would leave our conversation thinking how much fun she was. But it soon dawned on me that I was enjoying myself because we talked entirely about ME the entire time. No wonder I had fun. Kathy…

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How to Respond to an Unfair Boss

April 18, 2012
How to Respond to an Unfair Boss

Yesterday I spoke to a group of students at George Washington University about professionalism. GWU’s Career Development office selected the topic because recently-employed alumni were having difficulties adjusting to their new environments. They weren’t having trouble coping with the work expected of them, but with the nuances of workplace behavior. After my talk, one of…

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It’s Easy for Gen Y Professionals to Succeed

November 29, 2011
It’s Easy for Gen Y Professionals to Succeed

Surprising (I thought) results from a recent career survey revealed that 68% of professionals polled said millennial workers are less motivated to take on responsibility and produce quality work than others. Forty-six percent think millennials are less engaged at work than others. Interestingly, the Gen Y professionals themselves agree, with 54% believing their peers are…

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