Tag: professional

Teamwork

Make Deposits To Build Trust

In a professional environment, you are putting people together who otherwise might never socialize with one another and expecting them to work efficiently together. That means acting like a team, before you’ve actually gotten to that point in your mind or relationship.

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7 Tips for Professional Behavior

I’ve been more than a little bit surprised by different behaviors of employees – tattling on each other, whining, and one that resulted in a screaming match. I guess you’d say that what I’ve seen is a serious lack of professional behavior.

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7 Tips for Maintaining a Professional Attitude at Work

Sometimes, maintaining that professional attitude at work is very difficult indeed.  While it may be temporarily satisfying to tell someone what you really think in the heat of the moment, it is not necessarily in your best interest to do so.

3 Instant Life-Lessons Taught By Selling Girl Scout Cookies

It’s Girl Scout Cookie season! It’s the 102nd anniversary of the Girl Scouts, and as I’ve been helping to sell these delicious baked treats, I’ve also thought about the lessons the girls learn every year while selling their cookies. It’s more than just being able to earn badges… selling Girl Scout cookies actually teaches valuable…
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How Do You Deal With Tragedy?

It was a tough week to be a Canadian last week. On Monday, Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent was struck by a hit and run driver in a targeted attack. On Wednesday, Corporal Nathan Cirillo was gunned down in cold blood as he stood guard at the National War Memorial at Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Canadians…
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Working Mom Interview – Amy Hageman

I’m so pleased to introduce you to another one of my working mom friends- Amy.  Please welcome her- You may remember her from the 4 is More blog post.  I love her witty sense of humor, and perspective. Amy Hageman After earning a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance and a master’s degree in accounting…
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Keep It Professional- Ask To Think It Over

In my article 7 Tips for Maintaining a Professional Attitude at Work, point number 2 is asking to think things over.  This is hugely important.  “Let me think it over” is infinitely more professional than say, “Over my Dead Body”, “What the ^&*( are you thinking?”, or any of a number of other phrases that…
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Leaving a Photo Legacy

My mom passed away about three years ago.  One of the things I quickly realized as I went through family photos was that there were very few pictures of her anywhere.  Of the few pictures I had, many of them had her sticking her tongue out at the camera, or flipping a bird at whoever…
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Stay Professional No Matter What

There are going to be plenty of times in our professional (and personal) lives where people are really going to annoy us, and royally piss us off.  Sometimes, it’s enough to make you quit your job, and other times you just dig in your heels and stay.  You may be on your way out of…
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How To Piss Off Colleagues

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ Honestly, there are so many sure fire ways to piss off colleagues at your job, it’s almost hard to start. There are some sure-fire ways to achieve the goal of royally pissing off your colleagues. Never take credit for any problems that arise. This is especially effective if you happen to…
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