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Here are the top ten articles for the Career Training Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. The Seven Characteristics of a Professional
Do you consider yourself a regular employee or a professional? Read the seven characteristics of a professional.
2. Being Friendly in the Workplace
Why is being friendly in the workplace so important? Besides fostering teamwork and improving company morale, it can also increase your opportunities for success.
3. How Favoritism Affects the Workplace
Favoritism in the workplace can lead to all sorts of problems for management – from low morale and low productivity to lawsuits. It may be hard not to single out a favorite employee, but if you’re concerned – here is how to identify and stop favoritism in the workplace.
4. How to deal with an Excuse Maker
They are in every workplace. The co-worker or supervisor that has an excuse for everything. You know who they are. They refuse to accept responsibility for anything. What is the best way to handle the excuse maker? While they may continue to make excuses - it's time to hold them accountable.
5. Is Taking a Pen from Work Stealing?
A single pen or pencil, taking an extra five minutes for lunch...what's the harm? If you have ever asked yourself that question? Have you ever wondered what the bigger picture looks like? What effect does this simple act have on a company?
6. How to Receive Feedback as a Manager
Managers are not the only people who should provide feedback on their staff. Employees should also be afforded the opportunity to provide feedback on management. How you handle that feedback, however, can make or break your management credibility.
7. How to Handle When Your Boss Retires
Change can be scary. Baby boomers are at or nearing retirement age. What happens when the person retiring is your favorite (or least favorite) boss? One thing is certain; it’s no longer business as usual. How do you handle the situation?
8. How Do Others See Me?
You're probably thinking that you are the perfect employee. That's how others see you, right? Or do they? How others see you is critical for a successful career. What can you do to make sure that your image will help you succeed?
9. Perception vs. Reality in the Workplace
Communication in the workplace is very important. Often times words and actions are often misconstrued. What you said or what you did may not be perceived exactly how you meant it to be which can cause big problems. Reality is the perception of others.
10. How to Say No to Your Employees
Management is not a popularity contest. There are times when you will need to tell your employee “no.” Believe it or not, there is a right way and a wrong way to say it. Keep your working relationships intact, learn how to say no.
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