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Office Politics

4 Ways to (Politically) Navigate Office Politics

Vicki Salemi | Posted 07.26.2016 | Business
Vicki Salemi

As the presidential race heats up, you may be nervous about work conversations around the election getting you into hot water, but what about navigating your own political landmines at the office?

Katie Couric's Advice To Women: Play The Political Game

Michelle King | Posted 07.18.2016 | Women
Michelle King

Playing the political game is a necessity in today's organizations which are increasingly becoming flatter in structure and more flexible, with individuals connected through informal networks rather than through formal lines of authority.

Tired of Office Politics? Stop Doin' the Trumpty Dance.

Joe Burton | Posted 05.19.2016 | Business
Joe Burton

All right. Stop whatcha doin' cause I'm about to ruin the image and the style that ya used to. Remember the ridiculous old rap classic "The Humpty Da...

Trumping Office Politics

Jocelyn Greenky | Posted 04.06.2016 | Politics
Jocelyn Greenky

There is a reason companies don't hire racist and sexist leaders and employees. It's called lawsuits and company policy. And lawsuits are costly on many fronts. They cost public good will. They cost customers. They cost sales and earnings.

What People Really Want From Their Boss

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 03.24.2016 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

A recent Forbes article revealed that 65% percent of people would rather have a different boss than a raise. Take that in for a moment, people would trade money for a better boss.

XO NATION: The Sisterhood of Women in The Workplace

Jocelyn Greenky | Posted 03.18.2016 | Women
Jocelyn Greenky

The reality is the XO sisterhood is forming and XO has become our call to arms. The after dinner drink with the boys has now been replaced with an XO and brunch for us women (and some men). So wield the power of the "xo" wisely.

Machines Network. Human Beings Talk.

Jocelyn Greenky | Posted 01.29.2016 | Business
Jocelyn Greenky

For humans, networking is actually just chatting -- having a simple, meaningful conversation that creates a hum between two people.

Face Facts Mr. Donald Trump

Jocelyn Greenky | Posted 12.18.2015 | Business
Jocelyn Greenky

The Donald now reigns supreme in the art of Face-Making. Whom has not noticed that during every single debate which we view, The Donald makes a derog...

The Guy I Work with Is a Jerk!

Jamee Tenzer | Posted 10.09.2015 | Women
Jamee Tenzer

Whether you are an Executive, Manager or Employee, you will at some point in your career utter these 8 little words; "The guy (or gal) I work with is a jerk." And because you are smart and have your wits about you, you have figured out there is no changing the jerk.

Outrageous Boss Requests: Where Do You Draw the Line?

Jill Jacinto | Posted 09.03.2015 | Women
Jill Jacinto

File papers: check. Develop marketing plan: check. Get baby from doctor and drop off prescription medication at pharmacy...check? Everyone needs additional help from time to time, including your boss. But how much is too much when it comes to asking a favor from an employee?

3 Important Secrets HR Won't Tell You

Lisa B. Marshall | Posted 06.24.2016 | Business
Lisa B. Marshall

I'm sure you've heard of the Miranda Warning. Television crime dramas like Law and Order have told us: "You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law."

5 Difficult People You'll Meet at Work and How to Deal With Them

Jamee Tenzer | Posted 06.02.2016 | Women
Jamee Tenzer

You can either allow him or her to make life unpleasant, or you can embrace the opportunity to learn from the experience while maintaining your sense of humor, integrity and sanity.

Managing Conflict at Work

Rosalind Cardinal | Posted 03.14.2015 | Business
Rosalind Cardinal

Confrontation and conflict between people is as old as, well, people. Any time you have humans operating together there are going to be times when people disagree. So how should conflict be managed in teams?

Cautious Criticism: Don't Bite the Hand That Feeds You

Laura Stack | Posted 03.07.2015 | Business
Laura Stack

No matter how talented you are, no matter how popular or dedicated, all it takes is one poorly worded comment or complaint spoken in the wrong place or to the wrong person to torpedo your job.

How to Deal With Office Politics... And Win?

Quora | Posted 01.03.2015 | Business
Quora

There's no easy answer, but the mistake most people make is that they let their guard down. Supposedly "informal" environments are the most dangerous.

How to Complain to the Boss

Jeffrey Sharlach | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Sharlach

A short, concise email is always more effective than a lengthy missive. Plus you're more likely to get issues addressed when you raise them individually rather than a laundry list of everything you want to see changed.

Emily Thomas

Being Ignored At Work May Be Worse Than Being Bullied

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Thomas | Posted 06.13.2014 | Healthy Living

Have you ever felt that your office resembles a grown-up version of high school? Are there gabby cliques and BFFs gossiping near the coffee machine, w...

Women at Work: The Language of War and the Invisible Codes of Honor

O'Brien Browne | Posted 05.21.2014 | Business
O'Brien Browne

If a businesswoman doesn't command this language, men think she doesn't "get it." If she does, people say she's not a "real" woman. To make matters even more complicated, what men say and how they strut, huff and puff may have very little to do with how they act in reality, away from the battlefield.

Coworkers in Stalemate as Both Refuse to Poop While the Other is Present

Reductress | Posted 05.03.2014 | Comedy
Reductress

"This whole thing is crazy," said HR Manager Melissa McGee. "I mean who even tries to poop at the office anyway? I save it for when I get home."

WATCH: I Left My Bullying Boss On The Side Of The Freeway

HuffPost Live | Posted 02.13.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Standing up to a bully in the workplace can be difficult, especially when the bully is your boss. Stress expert Becki Houlston finally confronted her ...

Managing the Monkeys in the Middle of Management

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 03.30.2014 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

Does your boss ever remind you of an ape? Gorilla bosses have more in common with their grub-eating counterparts than you might think.

3 Questions to Help You Get Along Better at Work

Maureen Anderson | Posted 03.15.2014 | Business
Maureen Anderson

I never seriously considered leaving when Darrell's run ended. I still loved my job, and I had more to learn. Eventually, after the initial awkwardness faded, a few people asked how I kept from being bitter.

Things Are About to Get Uncomfortable... Hopefully

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 12.10.2013 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Yesterday found me at a beloved spot in good old Southern California: the beach. Ah yes, the beach. Whether on a lake, the banks of the river or the ...

Lessons Learned Roaming Through China... With 40 Other People

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 11.25.2013 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

So what happens when you spend 17 days in close quarters with 40 strangers? You learn some lessons -- about life, about relationships and, of course, yourself. And if you pay enough attention, they translate directly to the way we all live, work and play.

Mariann Johnson: Mindfully Navigating Office Politics

Mariann Johnson | Posted 11.16.2013 | Women
Mariann Johnson

As leaders, we must embody in words and deeds the values and practices we expect from others. It is important that we take the time to reflect honestly on our own role in possibly perpetuating an atmosphere that allows for office politics to flourish.