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January 24th, 2008

Warning: Office Life May Be Killling You

Some people have their dream jobs.
Unfortunately, you might not be one of those people. You might be content with what you have or you may be slowly withering away in that cubicle without knowing it. Below is a compilation of symptoms that can help you tell the difference between “I’m going to […]

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January 22nd, 2008

How to stop office bullies, the bloodless way

Remember that big kid who would stomp on your sandcastles when you were 5 years old? Guess what, he graduated and moved into your office. Quite possibly next to your own cubicle. However, unlike sandbox politics, you can’t just cry and hope that your preschool teacher notices you. Here are some […]

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January 15th, 2008

Professional Integrity: Do You Have It?

I’ve just finished reading Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead. While I may not agree with all of the ideas put forth in the book, among the things that resonated in me was the sense of professional integrity. Here’s a quote from the protagonist, Howard Roark:
“But you see, I have, let’s say, sixty years to […]

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January 11th, 2008

The corporate world = a bunch of chimpanzees. Really.

So, you think you’re quite evolved sitting in your workstation, checking your iPhone, and sipping a latte. Before you get too proud of how far you’ve gotten on both the corporate and evolutionary ladder, step back. You might not be as evolved as you think you are.
An article on this week’s New Scientist magazine entitled […]

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January 11th, 2008

Pimping Bookmarks: Office politics

Water cooler gossip.  Promotion wars.  With all the backstabbing and mind games going on, most offices seem like a living, breathing soap opera.  You could almost hear some voiceover saying “Like sands through the hourglass, so are the workdays of our lives.“  If such office drama is familiar to you, you might benefit from the […]

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January 4th, 2008

How’s your morale? Find out with Morale-O-Meter

Since morale is an important factor when it comes to work quality and productivity, it’s something you should be aware of.  Buster McLeod has created the Morale-O-Meter. This nifty tool helps you measure your morale quantitatively and lets you show your progress on your website.  Here’s a clip from the tool page:

Keep track of, and […]

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January 3rd, 2008

15 Signs that You’ll be Fired

You see your position being advertised on JobStreet.com or the newspaper classifieds.
Your coworkers keep asking you “If, theoretically, you’ll resign or be fired for whatever reason, may I have your cubicle/chair/lamp/pencil holder?”
The IRS or the FBI come to your company building looking for you.
For some reason, your coworkers have stopped inviting you to staff meetings.
The […]

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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 […]

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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

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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