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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. 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?
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. 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.
5. 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.
6. Career Development Book Shop
Becoming successful in the workplace is important. With so many books available, it's hard to determine where to spend your time. The books reviewed in the Career Training Book Shop are my top picks to read that are well worth your time.
7. 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.
8. Dealing with Verbal Abuse in the Workplace
As an employee, you have the right to work in an environment free from abuse - not just physical, but verbal abuse as well. Learn more about verbal abuse - how to deal with it and what to expect.
9. I Don’t Want to be a Manager
Have you ever come across a non-management employee that was extremely content in their position within the company? They might make an excellent manager, but their reasons for not wanting a promotion might be legitimate.
10. 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?
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