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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. 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.
3. 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?
4. How to Impress Your Boss - Be Punctual
Want to impress your boss? Be punctual. Being punctual, however, means more then just showing up on time.
5. 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.
6. Ten Tips for Improving Teamwork
Teamwork is the foundation for any successful organization. Unfortunately, it is also one of the challenges that can cause the biggest loss not only in morale, but productivity as well. Here are ten tips on how to improve teamwork in your department.
7. 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?
8. 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.
9. Inside the Magic Kingdom – A Book Review
Do you know who your customers are? What about your competition? What can we learn from "the mouse?" Disney World sets the gold standard in providing customer service. "Inside the Magic Kingdom" takes us on a journey to see how.
10. 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.
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