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December 28th, 2007

Pimping Bookmarks: Dealing with the boss

Your boss could be like your best friend or your worst enemy.  Here are some articles that will help you survive any relationship turmoils with your boss:
A 6 Step Guide on How to Earn the Love of Your Boss
Top 7 Ways to Make Your Boss Hate You
How to Suck Up without Looking Like You’re Sucking […]

By Celine -- 3 comments

December 27th, 2007

Cartoon Thursdays: Reducing stress

From Carol Simpson Productions’ workplace cartoons.
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December 20th, 2007

Cartoon Thursdays: Improving morale

From Dilbert by Scott Adams.
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December 14th, 2007

Productivity gifts for the holiday season (under $50)

Ah, the holiday season is near. If you’re a true productivity genius, you probably bought all your gifts and planned your holiday budget way back in June. But for those who are new to the productivity game, here is a quick list of great productivity gifts you can get for the following people:

Geeks […]

By Celine -- 2 comments

December 14th, 2007

3 Reasons why 2008 will be the year of the web worker

Before 2007 ends, Web Worker Daily asks us to finish this sentence: “2008 will be the Year of the Web Worker because…” While I may be writing this post as an attempt to join the contest to win a Microsoft Ergonomic Desktop 7000, it’s a writing challenge that interests me, because I mainly talk about […]

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December 7th, 2007

Saying “Thank You” in the Workplace

Home Biz Notes recently posted an article about how to master the “Art of Thank You” in a home business. Sadly, the art of thanks is something that seems to be slipping from the culture of most corporate hellmouths environments. Here are some of the things from that post which can be applied […]

By Celine -- 6 comments

December 5th, 2007

Are you successful? Find out now! (Part 2)

In a previous post, we talked about the different ways for you to measure success. Now, we’ll try to measure success as accurately as we can. Here’s how:
1. Grab any writing tool you like, whether it’s pen and paper, Notepad, or a mind mapping tool. For this example, I’m using Mindomo.
2. […]

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November 30th, 2007

Thinking like management

Brian over at TheJobBored has an interesting post entitled “How to think like management (and how doing so can help your career)”.  I thought I’d share it with you, since it raises some very interesting points:

Know management’s pressure points.
Anticipate and offer solutions.
Understand the interpersonal.
Talk to your boss.
Make your boss look bad.
Make your boss look  good.
Anticipate […]

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November 30th, 2007

Are you successful? Find out now! (Part 1)

*Cartoon by Andy Singer
Success. It means many things to different people.
A man lives in a small farmhouse with his wife and two kids. He spends his days on the field, and his nights reading to his kids. Is he successful?
How about a young stockbroker with a six-figure income who doesn’t have savings […]

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November 25th, 2007

What to do when your team loses

Face it - at least once in your life, you’ll lose.  The Pros team lost last week’s b5 media Apprentice Challenge. While this contest is done in the spirit of fun, real life losses are much harder to cope with, whether it’s a loss of an important client, an unapproved project, or a boss’ […]

By Celine -- 6 comments

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