Tag: workplace

5 Tips to Pay it Forward in the Workplace

  Some of my favorite things in life are Random Acts of Kindness, and Paying it Forward.  In this post, I’ll talk about ways to Pay it Forward in the workplace.  Why would you want to do such a thing?  It boils down to a simple concept that transcends cultures.  Karma.  I firmly believe that…
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Negotiate Everything

Nearly everything in life is negotiable to some extent or another.  As an American Woman, this has been a realization that has been particularly slow to come to me, because I was raised to do what I was told to do, without asking questions, and certainly without ever negotiating over the details. On the contrary,…
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Leading Employees Through Interpersonal Conflict

Not everyone gets along all the time. This is especially true during times of high stress, which can turn minor differences of opinion into full-blown arguments and trigger all sorts of stress reactions. High-stress situations and conflicts can also bring to the surface underlying biases and unpleasant reactions to women in positions of authority. Because…
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Levity in the Workplace: Relief or Source of Stress?

by Susan McGuire Is Levity in the workplace a source of relief or a source of stress? The answer depends on the intent and appropriateness of the humor being displayed. Work can be terribly stressful. With the long hours, constant demands, task juggling, endless meetings, ever-decreasing raises, difficult co-workers, unfulfilling or unappreciated work, physical strains,…
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