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Recognizing and Dealing with a Subtly Controlling Boss

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 30, 2019 8:00:00 AM

If you've worked at a few different places, then chances are you've come across a boss who has tried to dominate you in some way. This type of domination may be overt or covert. There are bosses who will scream and yell at you or criticize you openly at staff meetings. They may tear down all your ideas and never let you work independently. In this case, it's obvious that the boss is a controlling boss.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

6 Ways to End Your Career

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 23, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Maybe you already read all the articles about how to get a job you like and keep it. Entrepreneur provides you with a list of mistakes you should avoid if you don't want to end your career.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

Ghosting in the Hiring Process - Not Cool!

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 16, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Job seekers are ghosting employers. This refers to a sudden and unexplained disappearance from the hiring process. In times past, employers had a reputation for this behavior to job applicants. Although job seekers have turned the tables on ghosting due to today's tight labor market, it is still unprofessional conduct for both employers and job seekers.

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3 Career Mistakes You Need to Avoid

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 9, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Avoiding common career mistakes is a critical component of a successful career. Here are three mistakes that can hamper your success.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

Career Advice: What if Your Boss Hates You?

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 2, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Your boss has the power to hire and fire you, to assign projects, and to approve any time off you'd like to take. Obviously, you want to have a great working relationship with your boss, but that's not always possible. Here we'll cover a few ideas you can try to salvage the situation, but it might be best to get your exit strategy ready too.

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Increase Your Emotional Intelligence on the Job

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 25, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Emotional intelligence is a buzzword in the workplace lately. To be intelligent about emotions means you know your own emotions, you can tell how others around you are feeling, and you allow this intelligence to help you think through problems. The knowledge also gives you power to manage your emotions so you can boost your work output during the day. Amy Morin from Forbes also claims that emotional intelligence can be consciously improved.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

Improve Your Team's Productivity Today

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 18, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Supervisors in most fields cope with a great deal of stress. It's no help when your team is a total train-wreck. You should be able to count on your team to execute the tasks your organization requires. If your team continually falls on it's collective face, read on for some great tips on improving team productivity.

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Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

Beating Burnout: Ways to Get Back on Top of Your Game

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 11, 2019 8:00:00 AM

So, you're burnt out. It happens to most of us at one point or another. Long hours, strenuous projects, it all piles up and suddenly it's hard to get out of bed in the morning and feel excited to head into work. While sometimes burnout and being overworked can feel like a never-ending cycle, there are ways to get back on the top of your game.

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Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

Why Kindness is the Most Important Trait in a Managerial Role

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 4, 2019 8:00:00 AM

In a leadership position, following the Golden Rule could go a long way in maintaining good relationships with your employees. Being in charge means you're responsible for training employees, conducting performance reviews, and setting reasonable goals. Of course, this is easier to accomplish if you keep employee morale from slipping, by treating them with kindness and respect. Scientific studies have shown that managers who are considerate towards their employees' well-being, tend to be perceived as more trustworthy when they make decisions that affect the workplace structure.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

What's Your Management Style?

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 28, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Management is the process of getting people to work together to accomplish a desired goal or objective using available resources efficiently and effectively. How the desired goal or objective is achieved is left up to the managers within an organization. A leader's management style can impact how productive employees are. Management styles have been categorized in numerous ways; but no matter the approach, the focus is on either the project or the people.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

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