7 Tactics to Staying Motivated at Work

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Motivation is a rather tricky feeling. Some days you feel it, and other days you can’t grab a corner of it no matter how hard you try. You stare at the computer screen, willing yourself to type, create, develop, and instead you find yourself simply going through the motions, barely caring about the work you’re… Read more »

7 Tips to Getting a Promotion

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If you’ve been at the same job for some time, it’s all too easy to just assume that a promotion will come along every year, like a bonus for time served. However, getting a promotion takes more than just doing your job well; you have to prove to decision-makers and leadership that you are ready… Read more »

Are You Dreading Sunday Nights Because of Your Job?

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It’s late Sunday night, the end of your weekend. And you’re getting a sick, anxious feeling in your stomach again … because in less than 10 hours, you’ve got to wake up, get out of bed, get ready for the day, and head into work. Into the office … a place where you feel increasingly… Read more »

How to Work with Challenging Coworkers

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  The people you work with can have a major impact on the way you feel about your job. Your relationships with your coworkers can elevate your day and your mood — or they can bring you way down. You’ll connect with some coworkers better than others in life. You’ll make friends at work, which… Read more »

7 Ways to Be More Mindful at Work

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Mindfulness suggests that the mind is fully attending to what you’re doing and what is happening. That might seem trivial, except for the annoying fact that we are often distracted from the matter at hand. Our mind takes flight, we lose touch with our body, and pretty soon we’re engrossed in obsessive thoughts about something… Read more »

7 Ways to Make Returning to Work after Having a Baby as Easy as Possible

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Most parents have a lot of emotions about returning to work after having a baby, and many of them can be conflicting. You may feel unhappy to leave your baby, or you may feel relief to let professionals be in charge of baby care while you return to work. (And then you may feel guilt… Read more »

7 Tips to Help Fight Bringing Work Stress into the Home

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Who among us, doesn’t struggle in striking that ideal work-life balance? The word “balance” even seems like a stretch, what with smartphones, instant email, and other technology that blur the line between office and regular life. It’s more like work-life triage. And, if we’re not careful, the stress from deadlines, meetings, meet-ups, touch-bases, and meetings… Read more »

Promotion Without Pay Increase?

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Your boss asks you for a meeting. You’re excited and a bit nervous — you’ve been doing good work, getting nods from important people, and your numbers are higher than ever. “We’ve loved the work you’ve been doing this year,” your boss tells you once you’re sitting down. “And we would love to offer you… Read more »

Should You Accept that Promotion? (part 3)

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(This is the last of a 3-part series. Find the first 2 parts here (part 1) and here (part 2).) Is Taking a Promotion the Right Move … or a Move in the Wrong Direction? Getting a promotion is one of the holy grails of modern careers. It’s the post-college report card. It gives employees… Read more »