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Depth of a Salesman

Jerry Zezima | Posted 10.13.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Despite the lamentable fact that I couldn't sell skis in Vermont during the winter, or surfboards in Hawaii during the summer, or even beer to castaways on a desert island, mainly because I would have consumed it myself, I recently got a job as a salesman.

A Survival Guide to Dealing with Difficult Colleagues

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 10.07.2015 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Professional behavior should be a given expectation among working adults but in reality, most of us have experienced unprofessional conduct in the workplace. You can choose your friends but you don't always have the luxury of choosing your colleagues.

When Trust Is Broken at Work

Shandra Carlson | Posted 10.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Shandra Carlson

The truth of the matter is that life's issues don't stop when we enter our place of employment (for us or for our co-workers). In fact they can be magnified because of the diversity represented. Whether there are two or two thousand people, as long as humans co-exist, opportunity for offense is present.

5 Types of Difficult Co-Workers and How to Deal with Them

Avelist | Posted 09.21.2015 | Business

You've worked with them all at one point or another. Here's how to handle their quirks and critiques like a boss, even if you aren't one.

Americans Are Afraid To Share Vacation Plans With Coworkers

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 09.03.2015 | Healthy Living

As summer fades away, you're hopefully reflecting on a relaxing vacation you took over the past few months. Now, think about it: Were you scared to t...

Co-Worker's Bad Mood Getting You Down? Here's What To Do About It

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living

When you're around happy people, you grow happier yourself -- a phenomenon known as emotional contagion, in which you can "catch" the feelings of othe...

What To Do If You Accidentally Hit 'Reply All'

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 03.20.2015 | Business

Get ready to swallow your pride.

Don't Be a Dick

Natalie Thomas | Posted 04.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Natalie Thomas

It's pretty simple. Yet, somehow, we forget. We eat too much, sleep too little, wake up on the wrong side of life, are running late, annoyed by fate ...

My Career Journey: Genesis of Connecting Human Relationships with Analytics

Karthik Rajan | Posted 03.26.2015 | Business
Karthik Rajan

Overall, in life, there are some conversations that are turning point in terms of reorienting our thinking. That conversation with my well-wisher friend, is one of those defining moments.

Celebrating #GivingTuesday and the Importance of Volunteerism

Eileen Howard Boone | Posted 01.31.2015 | Impact
Eileen Howard Boone

On Tuesday, December 2, charities, individuals, schools, businesses and other community organizations will come together to celebrate the third annual #GivingTuesday, a national day of giving back that reminds each and every one of us that, whether through a charitable donation or volunteerism, we can all make a positive impact on our communities this holiday season.

Face-Reading: An Advantage in Business

Audrey van Petegem | Posted 10.13.2014 | Business
Audrey van Petegem

Author Jean Haner, an anglo-saxon, married into a Chinese family and her mother-in-law taught her everything she knew about the ancient art of face-reading.

You're Not My Friend

Adam Grant | Posted 09.30.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

If you want to avoid committing the faux pas of describing a colleague or an acquaintance as a friend, here are some rules for when it's fair game to use the term.

Reflections of a Life Not Lived

Natalie Thomas | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Natalie Thomas

What is it in life that leads us to one decision over another? And why is it often the "wrong" one?

A Rabbi's Heart Beats Again

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 07.16.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

In a nondescript hotel room in Texas, surrounded by rabbis who are black and white, old and young, straight and gay, women and men, layers of hidden, accumulated spiritual scar tissue burst apart and revealed my own wounded heart.

Are You the All-Star of Your Niche?

MaryEllen Tribby | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
MaryEllen Tribby

At the end of the day, trust and respect are the two most important elements in ANY relationship, including the relationship between you and your customer. If you ain't got those two factors, you got nothin'.

The 10 Most Profitable Business Secrets

MaryEllen Tribby | Posted 11.26.2013 | Business
MaryEllen Tribby

Building strong relationships is one of the most important business tools you can master. When you have good relationships, running your business is so much easier. People respond to you faster and are willing to go that extra mile for you.

6 Tips for the Business Lunch

Women & Co | Posted 11.13.2013 | Business
Women & Co

Whether you're taking potential clients to lunch, meeting with colleagues, or acting as a mentor to a young person, here are some tips that will help make your lunch a successful one.

Duh's and Don'ts at Work!!

Jocelyn Greenky | Posted 04.08.2013 | Women
Jocelyn Greenky

Now I'm a big fan of the fake-it-till-you-make-it school of career advancement, but there are some things you really gotta know, because there just aren't any excuses for not knowing them.

Back Scratches are Not Just for the Bedroom

Jocelyn Greenky | Posted 02.12.2013 | Women
Jocelyn Greenky

To a large degree, your reputation will be built on the good will you've built up with people who've you worked with over the years.

Blurring the Professional and the Personal With Women and Facebook

Rachel Ryan | Posted 01.27.2013 | Business
Rachel Ryan

For those of you debating whether or not to Facebook friend your boss, DO IT. Seeing pictures of your boss with a piña colada on a beach is pretty much the equivalent of a 6-year-old seeing their teacher outside of the classroom. "You're a real person?! Who likes to do things besides give me homework?"

I Used To Feel Sorry For My Single Friends -- Until I Realized What They Have

The Rumpus | Posted 01.23.2012 | Women

In 1997 I arrived in Geneva to work for a year at the headquarters of a relief organization. Feeling overwhelmed by my job and lonely in a city of ove...

How To Divorce Your Work Husband

The Grindstone | Posted 01.20.2012 | Women

Oh the "Work Husband." It's a dubious title that I've never been quite comfortable with. After all, I've worked very closely with men at my office. My...

10 Things You Don’t Want To Say When Having Dinner At Your Boss’s House

The Grindstone | Posted 01.11.2012 | Women

According to Wendy Komac, a workplace expert and author of I Work with Crabby Crappy People, the goal for having dinner with your boss should be about...

5 Work Rules You Should Break

Real Simple | Posted 01.02.2012 | Women

Most people think they know the keys to career success: Keep your head down and nose to the grindstone. Avoid personal, emotional, or awkward subjects...

Feeling rotten about being left out of happy hour

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Irene, I was so glad to find this blog. This past year, I've gone through a breakup with a group of work friends and it continues to sting....